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.
The rifle seems heavier (note to self, weigh both when I have it reassembled!) due to the steel parts.
It’s a single shot, rather than a 5 shot repeater like the IZh-61.
Just a massive breech block.
The one Derrick sent is missing the front cap, giving the plastic stock a ramjet look. This will need to be plugged.
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.)
Barrel bands. The IZh-60 is missing iron sights.
As you can see here the end of the barrel is different.
The IZh-61 is threaded for the front sight. Not sure what the IZh-60 sight should look like.
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.
The stocks are slightly different in length (more on that later).
Compare and contrast.
There’s a subtle color variation to the stocks as well, the 60’s is blacker.
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.
It’s pretty complex!
The trigger unit is definitely different (more on that later).
Disassembly is pretty much the same, you have to twist the end cap to remove it.
The spring is broken…again, more on that later as well.