Pin hole cracked on Taurus 99 slide


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igor
January 3, 2003, 01:30 PM
The split tubular pin that holds the front of the Taurus' adjustable rear sight on the slide shook to bits several times. It was replaced the last time with a fitting piece of a drill bit and lok-tited in place.

The hard bit ate thru the top of the hole so that now there's a visible crack on the left side hole towards the top of the slide (in the, say, .7mm of metal there is...).

Anyone think there's a way to repair this? Or should I just go to the importer's for a new slide (this time a mod. 92 slide to avoid the whole rear sight fiasco :banghead: )?

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sant
January 3, 2003, 10:56 PM
Isn`t your gun covered by the lifetime guarantee that Taurus advertises? or did you buy it before they started offering that.

clem
January 4, 2003, 01:41 AM
Contact Taurus about the problem and see what they say.

igor
January 4, 2003, 12:49 PM
The life guarantee isn't available here... and the stupid fix :banghead: with the way too hard "pin" would forfeit it anyway. I guess I'll just have to replace the slide. Might as well go for two-tone while at it :cool: and install some aftermarket adjustable sights in the 92 slide's dovetail.

Any experience of such sights BTW? On Taurus or Beretta? Something low-profile and snag-free?

:typo x2!

Kahr carrier
January 6, 2003, 08:14 AM
Take the slide to a machinist maybe they can help you ?:)

Johnpl
January 7, 2003, 07:44 AM
I've seen slides for sale on eBay, Auction Arms, etc. for cheap $. My 92 has the standard sights which are very nice.

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