Thursday, June 30, 2011

IZh-60 Rifle Disassembly and Comparison to IZh-61, Part 1

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Derrick sent me this older steel breech version of the IZh-60. This post should be called “IZh-60 Rifle (Early Steel Breech) Disassembly and Comparison to the IZh-61 Rifle (Later Plastic Breech)”, but that’s a rather long title.


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The rifle seems heavier (note to self, weigh both when I have it reassembled!) due to the steel parts.


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It’s a single shot, rather than a 5 shot repeater like the IZh-61.


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Just a massive breech block.


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The one Derrick sent is missing the front cap, giving the plastic stock a ramjet look. This will need to be plugged.


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A side by side comparison of the two. (Note that this IZh-61 is an earlier model than the latest IZh-61, but later than the steel breech versions.)


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Barrel bands. The IZh-60 is missing iron sights.


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As you can see here the end of the barrel is different.


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The IZh-61 is threaded for the front sight. Not sure what the IZh-60 sight should look like.


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Both have plastic cocking lever handles, because Derrick stole the steel one from the 60 for his 61. I can’t say as I blame him one bit as I don’t really care either way.


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The stocks are slightly different in length (more on that later).


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Compare and contrast.


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There’s a subtle color variation to the stocks as well, the 60’s is blacker.


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The stock screw is held by a ring to prevent it falling out. All the 60’s screws are machine screws where the 61’s are more like wood screws to better hold in the plastic.


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Barrel band.


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It’s pretty complex!


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The trigger unit is definitely different (more on that later).


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Disassembly is pretty much the same, you have to twist the end cap to remove it.


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The spring is broken…again, more on that later as well.

4 comments:

derrick38 said...

Yes, Derrick is a cocking handle thief. In my defense...OK, I have no defense. Pretty sure the one I stole is aluminum and it's about an inch longer than the plastic version. The trigger on your IZH-60 appears identical to the one on my plastic receiver 61. Except the forward setscrew on mine is either screwed in further or much shorter.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_bqGQAyE5rgE/SevtMhT-T-I/AAAAAAAAAww/lmUZ-opzqjg/s1600-h/P4180075.JPG

Slinging Lead said...

Nick

So you're a breech man huh? Me too. Gotta love the one on that 60. Everything seems to look to be made better on the old gun.

I have a newer 61 that I'm not crazy about. It didn't have the extra seals, spare spring, or the adjustable trigger. I want to like it, but can't

duskwight said...

Derrick,

I can make a photo of its clone brother front sight and send it to you.
Nothing too complicated but still very well-built.

duskwight

Felice Luftschein said...

Duskwright,
I'd love a picture, email it to cartertools@gmail.com

Thanks!