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Crosman 2300S Front Sight/Muzzle Brake Replacement 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:24 pm Reply with quote
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When I first took apart my Crosman 2300S Silhouette I was surprised to discover that the muzzle brake, which also includes the front sight post, is secured with a set screw on the bottom. Yet, the barrel has a flat right at the muzzle on the top. This means that whenever I remove and reinstall the muzzle brake, I have to rely on lining up the original set screw indent (gouged in by the original set screw installation) on the bottom of the barrel with the set screw hole in the brake. The result is a misalignment of the front sight requiring a new sighting in.

Common sense design dictates that one make use of the flat on the barrel as a set screw engagement surface. This helps ensure that reinstallation of the brake will rotationally align consistently. This reduces the need to re-sight in the gun. But that has not happened here when Crosman designed this gun.

Does anyone know if a muzzle brake/post front sight replacement is made that makes use of the flat on top of the barrel? And a heavier brake would also be welcome.

Google searches come up with a couple of front sights on ebay, both of which are Crosman products with the set screw on the bottom. Not what I am looking for.

I’m sure someone will want to see pictures of what I am talking about.



The first picture is obvious. The second shows my muzzle with the brake removed. Notice the flat. The third shows just the brake. Notice the front post sight is on the opposite side of the set screw.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:12 pm Reply with quote
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Crosman makes no such brake/sight. The flat spot on the barrel is for mounting the 'standard' plastic front sight, but even then, not all Crosman barrels have them.

I think your best bet is to make the barrel with a grease pencil or such to be able to locate the sight in the exact same position it came off- but then the question is- how often is someone really going to remove and replace it?

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