Sights


Sights: (Front) (Click on images for larger versions)
M1911 (1911 to 1919) Measures .058" at base, but tapered to .038 at top
M1911 Transition (1924 to 1941) Measures .057" wide at base and top
M1911A1 (1942 and later) Measures .080" wide at base and top

Sights: (Rear) (Click on images for larger versions)

M1911 (1911 to 1913)
Aprox. SN 1 to 60,000

1911 Colt

1911 Colt
M1911 (1913 to 1942)
1919 Colt

1919Colt
M1911A1 (1942 to 1945)
1944 Colt

1944 Colt

Rev 4 Used by Remington Rand and Ithaca
Rev 5
used by Colt and US&S
Rev 6
Eventually adopted by all contractors

Following diagrams are republished with permission from Charles Clawson.

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