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Post by rkittine Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:02 pm

Someone suggested I get a Vortex Venom for my Model 52? Thoughts? What mount would I need?

Thanks, Bob
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Post by Kp321 Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:30 pm

That what I’m using on one of mine with an EGW mount. Works great and the EGW mount is very stable.

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Post by rkittine Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:53 pm

Thanks - Does it mount without modification to the slide ? Know what model number is the mount?
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Post by Wobbley Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:11 pm

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This is a Burris Fast Fire 3 on an EGW mount.  Similar to the Vortex.  Easy to use and no change in loads required.  The removal of the rear sight and the installation of the EGW mount is straightforward but I recommend a “sight pusher” for the installation.
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Post by Kp321 Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:32 pm

EGW 49309

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Post by rkittine Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:49 am

Thank you for the input.

Woobley, is that a Diamond 20?

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Post by Wobbley Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:42 am

Lancair legacy.  I built it.  It has a TSIO 550 in it.  It flies at 235 KIAS @8000 ft.    Red Dot for S&W Model 52 23f62b10
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Post by rkittine Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:11 am

Very nice. I would love to build a plane, but I am a perfectionist that is not capable of perfect work, so I stick with the Certificated Aircraft I own.
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Post by brassmaster Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:00 pm

rkittine wrote:Someone suggested I get a Vortex Venom for my Model 52? Thoughts? What mount would I need?

Thanks, Bob
Take a look at the BME mounts. I have one on my 52-2, topped with an Ultradot HD Micro Red Dot.Their mounts offer several options and replace the rear sight without any drill & tap or other modifications. They have several options for a 52 to chose from. I looked at the EGW Mount and compared them to the BME. Liked the BME Mount more and purchased it and haven't regretted it. I've purchased a couple of mounts from BME and found John Chernick helpful and easy to deal with too. Good luck and gotta love those 52s!
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Post by rkittine Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:18 pm

Thanks for the heads up. I will look into that. 

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Post by rkittine Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:38 am

I got the sight and the mount. Should I have a gunsmith with a sight pusher remove the sight and put the new mount in?
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Post by bruce martindale Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:08 am

I think it just slides out but it's been 20 years since l did ot. 

Watch out for springs etc under the sight. 

A gubsmith (sic) might mess it up.

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Post by mustachio Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:41 pm

I suggest the EGW base and Vortex Venom red dot.
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Post by rkittine Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:14 pm

Thanks Mustachio - That is exactly what I got. Do I have to do anything to the open sights other than us a pusher and move it out of the dove tail? I know that some dovetails are tapered and can only go one way.

I have the weight also, but have not yet tried it. Should have my new Dick Horton grips in a couple of weeks also.

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Post by mustachio Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:22 pm

the rear sight came out quite easily...front sight stays put.  The weight helps tame the already non-existent recoil and balances the gun nicely.
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Post by rkittine Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:13 am

Can anyone recommend what sight pusher I should buy? In looking at You Tube, there are some rear sights that have to be pushed in one direction only (tapered dove tail) and some that have a screw in the sight that locks it to the slide. On the 52, can I just push it out? No need to remove any parts of the current factory site and either directions ok?

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Post by Bmitch996 Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:24 pm

You should be able to push it out, if it's tight a few taps with a brass drift should do it.  There is a tiny set screw near the windage adjustment.  It will only come out in one direction,  left to right if you go the other direction the windage screw will stop it.

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Post by rkittine Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:45 pm

Thank you - Where on Lake George are you? I used to spend a lot of time at Bolton's Landing and keep my Seaplane on the Hudson at Ft. Edward, not too far South from you. 

So do you need to remove the set screw?

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Post by Bmitch996 Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:55 pm

You have to loosen the set screw enough to clear the little dimple underneath that it bottoms out in or just remove it.

I'm near the village/beach, southern tip of the lake.  Do you know The Garrison restaurant and bar? Right near there.

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Post by Motophotog7 Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:34 pm

Bmitch996 wrote:You have to loosen the set screw enough to clear the little dimple underneath that it bottoms out in or just remove it.

I'm near the village/beach, southern tip of the lake.  Do you know The Garrison restaurant and bar? Right near there.
The Garrison has been nicely upgraded in the last few years! As has that end of Beach Rd. Unfortunately can’t say the same for Ft Edward

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Post by rkittine Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:07 am

I am going to shoot tonight with the regular open sights and then get the Red Dot on and sighted in prior to next Tuesday's league shoot.

I don't really remember the Garrison Restaurant, as I spend little time in Lake George Village. I do like going to the Sagamore and they let me use one of their docks for the plane.

The Seaplane Bases is in between Ft. Edward (Scott Toilet Tissue plant, which was very popular last year!) and Gansevoort. There is an island there with a grass strip on it (August Field) and the seaplane channel is on one side of the island. 

There is a nice restaurant on Glenn Lake, that will allow the plane to be parked on their docks for lunch too.

Do you go to the restaurant on Round Lake? I used to like to pop in there as it is a great place to get students practice in operating in small bodies of water. 

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Post by Bmitch996 Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:47 am

Good luck tonight!

I'm just getting to know the lake.  Bought the property June 2019 because my best friend from high school days has a house on the same street and houses on that street rarely come up for sale.  So far I've spent more time up there in the winter, just got back to South Carolina after completing my pistol permit application.

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Post by rkittine Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:41 am

In reviewing Dick Horton's on line Catalog I notice a model 52 with a scope rail mount that appears to be attached to the barrel weight area underneath the frame and then goes around the slide. 

Is this something that is commercially available? And if so, where?

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Post by RNS10X Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:03 am

Sounds like what you are describing is one of several that BME Mounts offer for the model 52 .
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Post by BE Mike Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:09 am

rkittine wrote:In reviewing Dick Horton's on line Catalog I notice a model 52 with a scope rail mount that appears to be attached to the barrel weight area underneath the frame and then goes around the slide. 

Is this something that is commercially available? And if so, where?

Thanks Bob
 Model: S&W52-BWR     Price: $122.00. You can find it at bme-mounts.com.
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