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Got me a Baikal IJ-70....

Discussion in 'Makarov Club' started by B27, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. B27

    B27 57 state tour! CLM

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    ...and what the heck is up with this weird rear sight?

    The elevation screw is HUGE and moves with just a touch of my finger!

    How do I make that thing stay put once I sight the gun in?

    Thanks!

    http://www.fototime.com/42A3B33EF20B834/standard.jpg

    (Yeah I also got a P38 in the same deal...too cool.... :)
     
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  2. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Nerd

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    'bout time there was a new post here. That's the only thing I don't like about the civilian Mak's (the adj sight).
     

  3. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Loc Tite or teflon tape the screw. They are known for 'getting lost'.
     
  4. Ahmid

    Ahmid CLM

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    Never had a problem with mine, it is tight.
     
  5. oppie

    oppie

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    You can purchase an aftermarket fixed sight to replace the problem IJ-70 adjustable sight. I've seen them and they look like they great. Here's the link:

    http://www.gunpartswarehouse.com/makarov.htm

    They are available elswhere as well.

    Oppie
     
  6. hardcorp

    hardcorp

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    I have had mine for 11 years now and never had a problem...

    My rear site has taken a lot of abuse with working the slide one handed against a wood table, on the heel of my boot, and hooking it on my front pocket. Have not had a problem yet.
     
  7. SSN_Doc

    SSN_Doc

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    I like mine a lot. I swaped out the rear sight for the fixed one linked in the post above.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. B27

    B27 57 state tour! CLM

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    Thanks!
    I'm gonna get one of those. :)
     
  9. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    Personally I like adjustable sights on guns, but some of the Mak sights I've seen had a lot of play. Just not very high quality workmanship.

    I recently bought a 16th Mak, a NIB IJ70-18A. It's got a nice tight adjustable sight.
     
  10. Novocaine

    Novocaine

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    I took the spring out, shimmed the sight with washers to dial in elevation and loctited the screw in.
     
  11. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Went out for "coffee" again.'08. :whistling: :supergrin: