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BSA Meteor Front Sight

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by nheather, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. nheather

    nheather Well-Known Member

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    Just for curiosity really as I now use a scope but ...

    Is the Meteor supposed to have a hood on the front sight?

    I didn't get one with mine, nor have I seen one in any of the pictures on the various wesites (included BSA's).

    However, I was looking at the exploded diagrams on the Chambers website and I noticed that from Mk 3 onwards each shows a sight hood (part OS062). Chambers don't have any though.

    Just wondered whether they really exist?

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    Not sure, I've only ever seen them with the open sights, the notch and groove style ones (unsure on their real name).
     
  3. nheather

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    Yep, I've just seen the same front post and rear notch. The hood I'm talking about is a short cylinder that goes round the front post.

    If I look at my front sight assembly I can see two grooves into which the hood would slide but I've not got one nore seen one other than here

    http://www.gunspares.co.uk/showcatimage.asp?id=24703

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    Yeah I know what a globe sight is, I just don't think the Meteor comes with one. I noticed the little grooves on my Supersport (same front sight) but I don't think you can get a hood for it.

    If you find some kind of source for these sight hoods then let me know, I wouldn't mind one for my HW57.

    EDIT: It'd be pretty easy to make one yourself, have you thought about doing that?
     
  5. nheather

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    Just gave BSA a phone call.

    Yes they did exist, though it sounds like they were an optional spare rather than coming with the rifle.

    It is made as a piece of sprung steel. Unfortunately, the company that used to make them decided that they didn't want to continue about 6 months ago. BSA are trying to find an alternative supplier but can't find anyone who is prepared to set up the tooling required. But they will continue to try and hope to find a supplier within the year.

    How would you make one? I could imagine doing something with plastic or brass tube but that wouldn't have the spring to stay securely in place.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    It's only a bent piece of metal, can't be hard to make ... surely.
     
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    there isnt one on mine.

    the guy next door to me made a hood with copper pipe on his springer by the way
     
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    You could also heat some plastic. I can imagine that working too.
     

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