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Pin hole cracked on Taurus 99 slide

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by igor, Jan 3, 2003.

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  1. igor

    igor Member

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    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: )?
     
  2. sant

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    Isn`t your gun covered by the lifetime guarantee that Taurus advertises? or did you buy it before they started offering that.
     
  3. clem

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    Contact Taurus about the problem and see what they say.
     
  4. igor

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    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!
     
  5. Kahr carrier

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    Take the slide to a machinist maybe they can help you ?:)
     
  6. Johnpl

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    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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