G11 Sight Adjuster

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G11 Sight Adjuster

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:48 pm

I have started on the manufacture of a foresight adjusting tool for my Schmidt-Rubin 1896/11 rifle.
First job was to take careful measurements so I can create a wooden pattern and thus transfer the idea onto a metal plate.
I don't have a drill bit the right size for the initial hole ( 18.5mm - 23/32" ) so had to 'mock it up' with a file. Drill bit on order from Amazon.
I have cut a blank from some aluminium plate 8mm thick to work on although it might be a little thin for drilling and tapping the moving thruster so I ordered a small plate of 12mm, that should do it!
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Re: G11 Sight Adjuster

Postby blackisler » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:05 pm

You should be able to make one without too much trouble
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Re: G11 Sight Adjuster

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:31 am

Drill bit arrived yesterday but the plate will be 3rd - 5th May. :(
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Re: G11 Sight Adjuster

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon May 14, 2018 10:20 am

First rough out in 12mm thick plate. I never knew I had so many files that won't fit :( :( :(
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Re: G11 Sight Adjuster

Postby ArchFluffy » Sun May 20, 2018 2:16 pm

This is great!

Real hand made hand tool :)

I admire your determination too.

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Re: G11 Sight Adjuster

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue May 22, 2018 9:01 am

Just about got it right I think. Needs trying on the rifle and if OK will cut it out..........
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Re: G11 Sight Adjuster

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed May 23, 2018 1:33 pm

Finished filing the internal profile and was getting ready to drill and tap a hole for the ram but I can't find my M5 taps :(
Ordered some on Amazon. They should be here on Friday.........
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Re: G11 Sight Adjuster

Postby Niner » Wed May 23, 2018 2:35 pm

Looks like progress. :bigsmile:
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Re: G11 Sight Adjuster

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri May 25, 2018 11:31 am

Taps arrived today and so job completed.
The adjuster is ambidextrous but I am afraid the final finish is not up to pro standards. Best I could manage with drill bits and files. :roll: :SWI: :SWI: :SWI:
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Re: G11 Sight Adjuster

Postby Niner » Fri May 25, 2018 12:20 pm

Looks good enough to do the job. Now we need a report on how it does in adjusting the sight for the target.

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