I was able to get a Used Baikal, IZH18MN, single shot rifle yesterday for $200.00. I bought it off of a guy who works at my favorite gunstore. It was his own personal rifle. He wanted to upgrade to a Ruger M77, bolt action, 7.62x39mm and he knew I was looking for a single shot. He told me the few things he done to his and I thought $200.00 was a good price.. The rifle is almost in excellent shape..
He said he redid the wood stock by sanding off the rough finish and re finished it. Re-did the checkering, put a weaver scope base on it, had some trigger work done, and only shot like a few hundred rounds through it... Mostly brass cased ammo & reloads.
He also told me that he never used the iron sights because, the way his old eyes are, (he's almost 62 yrs old) he couldn't see them too well and went with a scope.. That leads me to my question here..How is the rear sight supposed to be adjusted? Are the two lines supposed to be lined up across from one another?
I'll explain on what is going on..
When I got the rifle yesterday, I looked at the rear sight, and on it there are two lines. The first line is on the upper left hand corner of the sight itself. The second line is on the lower right hand corner on the sight base. i shot it yesterday getting the sights adj on paper at 50 yds. had to use a special two prong screw driver for adjusting the elevation on the front sight which worked pretty well..
I didn't have enough time to really work with the sights but, I'm gonna go back to the range and finish fine tuning them in tom.. It was shooting about 4 inches to the left but, now is shooting about 3 inches to the right..
I just wanted to see how well it shot and what it was like.. It's a sweet shooter...
Anyways, What I did today was, I took the rear sight out which is held in place by a set screw and turned it around so, that the lines were lining up across from one another on the right hand side.. It looks better but, the rear sight is now facing forward. It's made on an angle. It's not straight up & down.. Before, it was slanted backwards..
I didn't get an owners manual with this rifle because, one didn't come with the rifle when the guy bought it new. I checked online and couldn't find anyone who has any copies for me to look at so, maybe Remington might have one..
I'm just curious to see if I got it right by lining up the two lines or if they were that far apart for a reason.
So, what are your opinions? Did I do ok on my purchase?