Rebuilding the Taurus PT-92
9mm Auto Part V
Last month we installed Wolff springs in our little Taurus, but we were having difficulties getting a new Millet front sight. The sight arrived the day we published to the Internet last month, as did the proper trigger spring. This month we install the new front sight and the new trigger return spring.
Installing the new
trigger return spring was simple. We removed the grips from the gun,
then the slide release and finally the trigger bar spring. With these
springs removed, we were able to remove the trigger bar, which releases most
of the tension on the trigger return spring. It was then a simple matter of
removing the trigger pivot pin and removing the original trigger spring.
The front sight kit with all parts.
The instructions say it may be necessary to fit the new front sight by filing away part of the old post front sight. We found this to be unnecessary on our gun as the front sight slipped right into place over our old front sight. This simplified the installation of the new sight.
The new front site fitted to the old sight.
When we were comfortable the sight would fit correctly without modifying the old sight, we used a Quick-Grip clamp with the yellow rubber pads to put pressure on the front sight while drilling the hole for the roll pin. Compression of the rubber pads provides good pressure to hold the sight without damaging the finish on the sight. Without rubber compression, any slight shift in the part would remove the pressure.
The clamped sight ready to be drilled.
slide on its side and the new sight held firmly in place by the clamp, we
use the drill press and a 1/16th inch drill bit to drill through the pin hole
in the new sight. The drill bit is guided by the existing hole and drills
through the old front sight and comes back out through the hole on the opposite
side of the new sight.
Pinning the new front sight to the old one.
With the new sight pinned into place, we installed the two small wedge-shaped plastic spacers into recesses in the new front sight and installed the two setscrews in the threaded holes at the rear of the sight just above the plastic spacers. These are used to push the spacers down until they are just barely in contact with the barrel.
The front site upside down showing the guide pads that are adjusted to the barrel.
A quick check of the new adjustable sight system reveals a significant improvement over the simple post blade that was on the gun before we began a few months ago. The addition of the new springs, cleaning, and greasing of the sear has made an improvement over the feel of the trigger.
The new look of the gun with the adjustable rear sight and the matching front sight.
The new sight picture is much improved over the old post sight.
article is going to press, we had just received the .22 Long Rifle conversion kit from
Jonathan Arthur Ciener. We will be taking the gun to the range during
the next month to test the effectiveness of our modifications and to test
the .22 long rifle conversion kit.