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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 5:46 am 
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Has anyone seen a optic mount solution for a Crosman 357? I got a older 8" model with the metal barrel. I went to shoot it yesterday and to be honest, I'm having trouble seeing the sight. I started to switch to optics on alot of my guns, due to my right eye just not focusing that well really. To focus it causes alot of straining. I have a astigmatism in my right eye and I'm nearsighted. Also causes night blindness and if I'm not shooting in direct natural light, It difficult.

I would prefer a reddot, and something compact, with minimal use of adapters. I'm sure someone has done this in the past?


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 7:21 am 
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I thought there used to be some that clamped on the barrel. I could be wrong, but I'll try searching for a pic.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 10:31 am 
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The dots I seen, I wouldn't really trust, or were too bulky.


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:04 am 
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This is the only one i was able to find. I thought there used to be a 2 piece mount with a dovetail on top.


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 8:22 am 
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I would have assumed that someone made something for it. They did make these things for well over 15 years.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:07 am 
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I may look at getting something more modern, that I can mount an optic easier.

I don't like bulky sights, or too many adapters. So what I've seen mounted on these, I would not like.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:14 am 
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I wonder if some could 3d print something low profile?


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Crosman used to sell a mount for them that clamped to the groove on the top of the barrel. I had one at some point when I was young. It would come loose regularly. Maybe that was my fault, I don't know.
How about drilling and taping the barrel to accept a rail?.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:02 pm 
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Crosman used to sell a mount for them that clamped to the groove on the top of the barrel. I had one at some point when I was young. It would come loose regularly. Maybe that was my fault, I don't know.
How about drilling and taping the barrel to accept a rail?.


Hmmm. Not sure how well this alloy would handle being tapped. Its only the basement range that giving me the vision issues.

Could try more lighting.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:38 am 
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I picked up another newer model Crosman 357 with the 6" barrel for 30$. That I may try and make 3 dot sights. Thought maybe be a better idea, then buying totally new model. Since I got tones of parts, and clips. I think that has a different dovetail.

So I can leave the 8" original alone.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:11 pm 
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Well...This is what I could figure out.

I tried modifying a scope ring, to clamp on the rib. But it wasn't secure. So used a UTG barrel clamp with longer screws. I got better ones coming, that all the hardware store had.

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good one Leadslinger. Need is the mother of invention.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:33 pm 
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leadslinger wrote:
Has anyone seen a optic mount solution for a Crosman 357? I got a older 8" model with the metal barrel. I went to shoot it yesterday and to be honest, I'm having trouble seeing the sight. I started to switch to optics on alot of my guns, due to my right eye just not focusing that well really. To focus it causes alot of straining. I have a astigmatism in my right eye and I'm nearsighted. Also causes night blindness and if I'm not shooting in direct natural light, It difficult.

I would prefer a reddot, and something compact, with minimal use of adapters. I'm sure someone has done this in the past?


I went through that transition period many years ago. At first my eyes struggled to focus on iron sights and then they wouldn't focus at all. I now have red dots on most of my air pistols and scopes on all rifles. I have old eyes and also astigmatism in both.

There is something that might work to allow you to use the iron sights on pistols (not sure about rifles). If you already wear prescription eyeglasses then put a pair of 1X readers on top. I had to shop a few stores until I found a pair that would fit well over my distance glasses. I guess you could tape just a 1X lens on your distance glasses as well. This allows me to shoot with iron sights outdoors on a sunny day. This idea was suggested by my optometrist along with the plan to buy a pair of dedicated shooting lenses when I figure out the best magnification for the focal distance. Try 0.75X, 1.0X, and 1.25X to see if the added power will help. Maybe you might even find 0.50X enough. I use 1.0X and found 1.25X a bit too much. Even dollar store readers will work.

When shooting iron sights indoors I use the 1X readers on top of my prescription distance glasses AND also a homemade aperture. It's a pain in the butt to get everything set up but I'm just happy to be able to see my iron sights and a target that doesn't have several blurry bullseyes instead of just one. The joys of getting old.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:43 am 
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Good idea!!! Those UTG barrel clamp with longer screws can be used on a variety of barrels! ...KEN.


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