Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Some Tweaks to My IZH 61

Thought I'd check in and show a few minor changes I recently made to my IZH.

Removed the steel muzzle weight/sight base and made a carbon fiber sleeve with an aluminum base for the Weihrauch front sight.  The aluminum is bonded to the carbon with a two part epoxy.  It's mechanically simpler than the steel base, and I think it'll be easier to keep dialed in.

Revisited the forward sling attachment.  A modified keymod QD fitting tidies up the forend and makes sling attachment/removal effortless.

Also swapped the large target diopter sight for this lightweight Daisy model #5899.   It was too low to dial in with my HW front sight, so a sliver of a 11mm dovetail riser made up the necessary height.

Finally, I've had this old Redfield adjustable aperture disc for at least 30 years.  It was either my father's or my grandfather's.   Probably came off an old Winchester 52 target rifle.   A simple thread adapter was machined to fit the Daisy.  

That's about all I've got for the moment.  

More soon.