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Rear sight mount for S&W 5906?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by spiel, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. spiel

    spiel Member

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    Does the S&W 5906 with factory night sights use the same rear sight mount as the low mount novak?

    In other words can you replace the rear night sight with a standard 3 dot novak?

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
  2. Bart Noir

    Bart Noir Member

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    Spiel, welcome to THR. Since you're new, I give you suchadeal and do your work for you. I Googled two words (you can guess) and clicked only 6 times to get the Novak page with S&W sights.

    http://secure.netsolhost.com/484978.494604/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=ricekintama&Category_Code=sw9

    And it does say "milling necessary" so you would need a gunsmith to mount the rear sight. Also, I think this is only to replace the non-adjustable sight. I'm not sure about the 5906 with the larger adjustable sight. You can always contact them. Or that gunsmith.

    Bart Noir
     
  3. spiel

    spiel Member

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    Thanks for your input. The adjustable rear sight is milled at the factory quite differently than the factory Novak low mount fixed sights and they are not interchangeable.

    The factory fixed sights have the slide milled at the factory for clearance, as do the factory novak night sites. What is unclear to me is the cut in the slide the same for both the standard fixed and the night sight fixed.

    I had looked at the Novak site, couldn't find dimensions for the cuts between the standard and the night sights. Called Smith and Weson and after a fairly long discussion, the tech said "they should be the same, but I'm not sure".

    The reason I care is that I'm thinking of ordering a 5906 with factory night sites, but they are "dim", so I was hoping I could replace them with standard low mounts.

    Jim
     
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