i received several questions from CYMA carbine owners wanting to replace the stamped steel, post war looking site with either a replica or home made WW2 era "L" peep site. I have a carbine that could use the update and I have a home made L peep site so I will take pictures of the process. This is an extremely simple conversion project. dracul offered to post the pictures upon receipt from me!
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Got the words and pics from 2ndBat The CYMA Springer Carbine as it arrives is really a replica of an M2 POST WAR Carbine with features not introduced until so late in the war that few if any saw service. We discussed elsewhere how to shorten the clips and remove the bayonet lug but another worthwhile and simple conversion calls for replacing the Korean War vintage stamped rear site with a WW2 "L" peepsite.
removing the CYMA site is quite simple. Remove the long side screw with a phillips head screw driver. You will have to hold the elevation knob on the reverse side as you do so.
When removing the elevation knob keep it horizontal as there is a tiny ball bearing that will otherwise get lost. Also note the tiny spring that provides tension to the range ladder.
once pulled out the range ladder lifts right out exposing a small verticle screw. Remove this screw and the sight housing comes right off. I reassemble the site to prevent losing the tiny parts. This removed site is very close toan M1903A3 Springfield site and is excellent for use on that project saving you typically $20.00 to $30.00!
I then install the L peep site which can be a real part or one fabricated from ABS plastic. I glue it into place with either ABS or general adhesive.
either type of glue provides a very solid contact. Once solidly in place I drill a couple tiny holes centered in the L peep sites side walls for added detail.
Good luck with the project
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Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5