Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Re-Cutting the 22XX Dovetail for a New Sight

Wanted to make some forward progress on a rear sight for one of my 22XX guns.  The odd dovetail angle size on the Crosman steel breech meant either buying a specialty cutter of doing the work by hand.

Elected to re-cut the factory dovetail to 60 degrees.  It was an easy decision to make since I already had a cutter.

Set it on parallels and protected the sides with some heavy paper.

Cut it a couple thousandths deeper than I really wanted to, but once it's blued up and there's a sight installed, it really won't be noticeable.

A couple passes with a triangular file and it's good to go.

Next up, I'll start the body of the sight.

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