IZH 53M front sight removal



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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2019, 08:30:05 PM »
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Have you shot the Weihrauch HW70?

No, I haven't. I think mostly based on reading this:

https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=123387.0

After that, I figured I could live with my 53M (and for a lot less money).
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2019, 09:16:49 PM »
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Have you shot the Weihrauch HW70?

No, I haven't. I think mostly based on reading this:

https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=123387.0

After that, I figured I could live with my 53M (and for a lot less money).

Some liked it, some didn't. I dunno. Our 53s are definitely cheaper! I think I paid $60 for it back in 2012.
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2019, 09:19:05 PM »
I got both of mine in the last two years from the bay, both brand new, each for less than $60.
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2019, 07:10:15 PM »
I got both of mine in the last two years from the bay, both brand new, each for less than $60.

Can't beat that, friend! I posted a question about comparison/contrast, and who likes what between 53M and the HW70. Me and wifey-poo will shoot the 53M later this evening. I bought her roses today for no reason, so she is one happy wife. And I got my haircut too. Extra happy is she.  8) ;D
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2019, 07:27:29 PM »
Haircut, eh?

Isn't that going just a bit too far?

My other reasoning for passing on an HW70 is that if I'm going to shell out $200 for a match pistol. I'll go another 100 or so and get a really good one. And then I remember that I already have a REALLY good one in my 46M.
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2019, 10:00:58 PM »
Yeah, a haircut makes CFO and wifey happy!  8). So what else will my $200 (for the HW70Black Arrow) plus $100 get me with an more awesome springer? LP8?  Yes, indeed we have a great gun with the 46M. I just like the springers too.
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2019, 08:22:38 PM »
Hey Dennis!  I went ahead and purchased that IZH 53 different style grip you didn't care for, just for fun. I thing you should buy the gas piston and share your results with us noobs.  ;D  Hopefully this weekend I can take it apart, check the spring and grease it. Did you take the piston out and lube the outside of it?
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2019, 09:38:29 PM »
You may like those grips better than I.

I have so many things on my "to buy" list there is no room for a 53M piston purchase.

Yes,  I took out the piston and lightly lubed it with molly grease. Be sure not to do any lube ahead of the piston seal.

If you have any spring tar give the spring a light wiping across the coils, end to end, not around (meaning not circular with the coil). Polish the ends of the spring as well if you can. Hold it in your fingers like a fat pencil straight up and sand it in a circular motion over some sandpaper. Put a bit of grease on the spring ends before you assemble it.

Let me know if you have any more questions.
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2019, 01:08:32 PM »
You may like those grips better than I.

I have so many things on my "to buy" list there is no room for a 53M piston purchase.

Yes,  I took out the piston and lightly lubed it with molly grease. Be sure not to do any lube ahead of the piston seal.

If you have any spring tar give the spring a light wiping across the coils, end to end, not around (meaning not circular with the coil). Polish the ends of the spring as well if you can. Hold it in your fingers like a fat pencil straight up and sand it in a circular motion over some sandpaper. Put a bit of grease on the spring ends before you assemble it.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Thank you for these directions!  I have molly grease on the way.
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2019, 01:33:21 PM »
Polishing the ends of the spring could be a chore, depending on how rough the original is.  I use wet-or-dry sandpaper lubed with oil. Start with about a 320 grit. If that is not cutting fast enough to get a complete resurfacing, then go to a coarser grit. 220g is about the lowest I've ever had to go. Keep in mind though that going coarser means more sanding back up the chain of finer grits. Once you have the spring face completely shiny from the first grit, go up successively to 400, 600, 800. You could go to 1200, but I think 800 is enough, especially considering the condition of an original spring end to start with!!. You can get all these grits in smallish packages (about 4x12 or so sheets) from Home Depot.

Here's a pic of my Diana 34 spring after 800 grit polishing. It went right into the gun after this. You can see some of the marks from the coarser grits before, but I was impatient to get the gun back together and figured this was good enough.



You can use all that sandpaper on other parts of the gun as well, like the trigger contact points, cut-outs in the piston chamber, cocking links, etc. Smooth out anything that moves against another and study the movement of the parts as you take them apart. Be sure to lube (but not too much) anything that rubs.

Good luck and let me know how you progress.
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2019, 10:37:38 PM »
Hey Dennis,
I agree, the other grip for the IZH 53M is not for me. Its much thinner and way too small for my hands. The good news is that my wife loves it. She loves it so much that she's gonna get me another 53M via Krales.   8). So now I'll have two to overhaul!
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2019, 10:49:38 PM »
Nice that you have her to share with.  :D

I don't like the way the Etsy grip slants so far forward, but I'm keeping it on my older gun. An older style just sold on ebay last week. Was gonna tell you about it but there is something not quite right about the front sight. It sticks up way too high. Use the Mouse-over-to-zoom feature on the second pic in this listing. You should not be able to see the spring under that front blade.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Baikal-IZH-53M-Pellet-Air-Pistol-With-Box-Russian-made-IZH-airgun-/223382465474?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true


I'll get after that overhaul guide as soon as I can. Been too cold to work in the garage lately, plus swamped at work.
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2019, 11:56:41 AM »
Hey Dennis,
I agree, the other grip for the IZH 53M is not for me. Its much thinner and way too small for my hands. The good news is that my wife loves it. She loves it so much that she's gonna get me another 53M via Krales.   8). So now I'll have two to overhaul!

John - Your wife must not have liked that grip after all as I see you have it up on eBay.
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2019, 09:02:18 PM »
Hey Dennis,
I agree, the other grip for the IZH 53M is not for me. Its much thinner and way too small for my hands. The good news is that my wife loves it. She loves it so much that she's gonna get me another 53M via Krales.   8). So now I'll have two to overhaul!

John - Your wife must not have liked that grip after all as I see you have it up on eBay.

Thats from the new 53M she bought me from Krale.
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Re: IZH 53M front sight removal
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2019, 10:02:07 PM »
Aah. I didn't know that the new guns came with that 'Etsy' grip.
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