Happy Birthday & Christmas 2013
December 19, 2013I got two new guns for my birthday
and Christmas, a Daisy 853C and Daisy 853CM.
The front sight mount on the 853CM is not what I
You can see from the photo
below that the mounting that clamps on the barrel does not
have the clearance it needs to let it seat correctly in the
I think I can grind just a little material from each clamp block to provide the clearance that's needed, but it seems nuts to have to start making modifications to a brand new gun to make it go together correctly.
December 20, 2013
Got an e-mail response from Daisy (faster than their promised 5 days) and they say I have the mounting blocks on upside down. Hmm.. maybe I do. I'm pretty sure they were on the sites this way when I got them however, and the instructions in the manual say nothing about one side being tapered. So it's still all their fault ;-)
December 21, 2013 Got a chance to work on the sight.
Turned the mounting blocks over and here's the result
Definitely a better fit. I
think with a little filing it can be even better ;-)
Compare the fit on the sites compared to the barrel. Why not have them both fit so nicely.
Here are the two rifles
Why am I making a such a big deal out of this? Well... I had to adjust the sites up about 10 clicks from center to get the elevation right. If the front sight came down just a bit, the rifle would hit a little lower and I could adjust the sights back toward the center. That would give more adjustment for shooting at farther distances.
|853C - Walnut stock, with mico adjustable sites.
||853CM - Polymer stock, diopter sights.