Taurus PT1911 Markings

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Taurus PT1911 Markings

Post by papabear » March 10th, 2010, 9:35 pm

The lettering on the slide and frame on my Taurus PT1911 was fading fast, I bought it in LNIB condition but have but have used it a lot. It is one of my favorite 45acp to shoot at the range. IMHO, the Taurus PT1911 is fine weapon with lots of extra's, however, the finish is fairly thin and the markings are stamped deep enough but on mine they have begun to fade, so I used some Krylon metallic paint and re-did the markings using a tooth pick and a very small artist brush. It took a few coats to get it dressed up the way I wanted it.


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Re: Taurus PT1911 Markings

Post by dfunk » March 10th, 2010, 11:02 pm

Nice! Is that rear sight standard on those or did you add it?

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Post by papabear » March 11th, 2010, 10:33 am

Those are the original Heinie sights that came with it. It was my first set of Heinie sights and it did take a little getting use to, but because the excepted aim point is to aim with the front sight first and keep both eyes open as I usually do it came fairly easy.

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Re: Taurus PT1911 Markings

Post by dfunk » March 11th, 2010, 10:39 am

I hear mixed review on these PT1911's, but everything I hear from their owners is positive.
Are those Straight 8 sights or just a standard set?

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Re: Taurus PT1911 Markings

Post by papabear » March 11th, 2010, 11:35 am

No, they are the standard Hienie sights, I did read up on the Straight 8 sights but the cost and mixed reviews caused me to leave em along and as I posted above, became use to the original Heinie sights that came with it. I use my PT1911 strictly for plinking and target shooting, I don't carry it ever, have several others that I care, mostly I carry a P-64, but I also carry from time to time depending on situations and weather mouse guns, J-frames and I will carry my LW Star PD commander size 45acp if I feel the need for some heavier persuasion.

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Re: Taurus PT1911 Markings

Post by hardcorekeith » March 11th, 2010, 12:48 pm

There's a great deal of variance in between the engravings on the Tauruses. It's almost like they use the same bit for way too long before replacing it. We have a used Taurus 92 that we took in trade right next to a new one, and you'd think I'd reversed the tags because the used one has deep, clear, white markings while the new one has shallow, yellow markings.

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Re: Taurus PT1911 Markings

Post by papabear » March 13th, 2010, 8:57 am

hardcorekeith wrote:There's a great deal of variance in between the engravings on the Tauruses. It's almost like they use the same bit for way too long before replacing it. We have a used Taurus 92 that we took in trade right next to a new one, and you'd think I'd reversed the tags because the used one has deep, clear, white markings while the new one has shallow, yellow markings.

Your right, there is a difference, I didn't realize it till you mentioned it, so I got to looking and sure enough, at a out of town shop I saw one that had noticeably deeper markings, I don't know if it was a newer or older model [year] but it had deeper markings.

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Re: Taurus PT1911 Markings

Post by rottenrick » March 13th, 2010, 10:34 am

Very nice Papabear!! But, you missed a spot. LOL!! Just kidding!!!

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Re: Taurus PT1911 Markings

Post by papabear » March 13th, 2010, 5:45 pm

rottenrick wrote:Very nice Papabear!! But, you missed a spot. LOL!! Just kidding!!!

Thanks Rick, but you are right, actually I did, I didn't do the SN but that was on purpose.

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Re: Taurus PT1911 Markings

Post by rottenrick » March 14th, 2010, 10:07 am

Still looks good man.

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Re: Taurus PT1911 Markings

Post by Gregori » March 15th, 2010, 1:36 pm

Sweet!

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