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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:04 pm 
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Many people ask about front sight removal, I made a pictorial record of my latest muzzle brake installation on my .22 Quest. Some people suggest warming the plastic prior to removal, I didn't. Here is the front sight:
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First step is to make a wood block remover. I measured the OD of the barrel at just under 5/8", so I used a 5/8" drill on a scrap of 2x4 near one edge. Next cut out the end to make a U, sand/rasp to smooth out.
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Next, I rested the butt on the ground, secured the barrel upright in a corner of the workbench; you can use a similar support.
Hold the U notch firmly against the barrel and tight against the plastic sight.
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Then a few gentle smacks with a hammer on the underside of the wood block... The sight came off easily.
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Here it is off, have a look at the machining on the barrel at the muzzle end.
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Good time to inspect the crown...Looks good.
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Test fitted the muzzle brake. Looks sweet; off to the drill press to finish the bore and put in setscrews.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:16 pm 
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Jeez, "Mr. Deluxe" there!

I use an adjustable crescent wrench with a layer of electrical tape over the jaws to avoid scratching anything...



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:44 pm 
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Does the Crosman muzzle brake just fit over that smaller end or does it need to be cut off?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:24 pm 
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Don't cut it off! :rolleyes:
A well fitted muzzle brake will fit on the barrel and if you ever want to put the open sights back on you will be able to.

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Does that front end of the muzzlebreak unscrew?? :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:55 am 
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trickster2000 wrote:
Does that front end of the muzzlebreak unscrew?? :D

Most muzzle breaks are a sliding fit on the barrel, sometimes with an inner split shim sleeve, and secured with one or two setscrews. I made mine out of tubing and rod stock on a drill press. The front end of the break is press fit into the tube at the rear. The ID of the tube was just right to fit the barrel with shim stock sleeve inside it.

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