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BuckyP
01-20-2012, 06:41
I want to get a fiber optic front sight for my Springfield loaded. Does anyone know what the dovetail cut is? Is it a "Novack" cut?

TIA. :wavey:

Rally Vincent
01-20-2012, 09:21
Thought it was a standard dovetail cut.

Quack
01-20-2012, 09:47
no not standard.

Novak is pretty much the standard cut for 1911 sights.
Front: 65 x 330" x .075" (have also seen .060" and .070")
Rear: 65 x .500"

Springfield used to use the standard Novak rear cut, but it's changed since after ~2002 to a smaller cut.
Front: 60 x .330" x .078"
Rear: 65 x ~.490"-.485" (this is just a smaller cut in the dovetail, which requires filing down the sight to fit)

STI
Front: 60 x .300” x .074"
Rear: Novak (fixed) 65 x .495” or BoMar (adjustable)

Armscor (RIA Tactical and Citadel)
Front: 65 x .330" x .085"
Rear: 65 x .487" (similar to Novak, but needs to be fit like the Springfield.)

Dan Wesson uses a combination of standard Novak rear and Springfield front:
Front: 60 x .330" x .078"
Rear: 65 x .500"

Kimber has it's own sight cuts.
Front: 65 x .330" x .070”
Rear: ??? don't know, but there are sight specifically for Kimber's

Wilson Combat:
Front: 60 x .300”
Rear:

Rally Vincent
01-20-2012, 09:57
Good to know.

BuckyP
01-20-2012, 11:40
no not standard.

Novak is pretty much the standard cut for 1911 sights.
Front: 65 x 330" x .075" (have also seen .060" and .070")
Rear: 65 x .500"

Springfield used to use the standard Novak rear cut, but it's changed since after ~2002 to a smaller cut.
Front: 60 x .330" x .078"
Rear: 65 x ~.490"-.485" (this is just a smaller cut in the dovetail, which requires filing down the sight to fit)

STI
Front: 60 x .300 x .074"
Rear: Novak (fixed) 65 x .495 or BoMar (adjustable)

Armscor (RIA Tactical and Citadel)
Front: 65 x .330" x .085"
Rear: 65 x .487" (similar to Novak, but needs to be fit like the Springfield.)

Dan Wesson uses a combination of standard Novak rear and Springfield front:
Front: 60 x .330" x .078"
Rear: 65 x .500"

Kimber has it's own sight cuts.
Front: 65 x .330" x .070
Rear: ??? don't know, but there are sight specifically for Kimber's

Wilson Combat:
Front: 60 x .300
Rear:

Awesome information. Thanks!!
:thumbsup:

SSott
03-22-2012, 22:09
Awesome information. Thanks!!
:thumbsup:

x2 :thumbsup:

Jim S.
03-23-2012, 14:57
Thanks for the information Quack.
I wish they could somehow get together and create an industry standard for sight dovetails.