tisdag 11 augusti 2009

Higher Front Sight Blade for My 1918 m/96

My 1918 Carl Gustaf shoots way too high at 100 meters. All swedish mausers were originally sighted in for 300 meters with a quite low front sight blade. My rifle had a "0" stamped on the front sight base, indicating that it originally had a blade marked that way.

Today, 90 years later, an +0,5 blade was there. Installed a little bit to the right to shoot where intended. The original blade had a small line in it, showing the exact sideways position in relation to the line on the base, this blade hadn´t. I drifted it out carefully.

Then I took a high +2,5 blade from the parts bin and installed it slightly right of center.

As you can see in the pic to the right, the blade is a lot higher than a stock 300 meters blade.

How did it shoot then?

Well, it is not perfect, it now shoots 20 cm below point of aim! I need to check the parts bin again and do some experimentation!

If you are looking for sight blades for these rifles, you should know that the different numbers don´t mean much at all. They make no sense if you don´t know what swedish mauser model they are made for. Measure their height instead.


2 kommentarer:

Blogger The Mighty Tim sa...

can i trouble you for the hight of the +2.0 sight in millimeters? I am having a hard time finding one in Canada but i can probably get one made up

thanks :)


30 september 2009 07:22  
Blogger F sa...

I have a blade marked "+2". It is approx. 7,5 mm high. The blade installed on this rifle is a bit higher (8mm?), but I am not at home right now so I can´t measure it.

Your junkfood review blog really really rocks, by the way!

30 september 2009 12:04  

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