IZH 53M Air pistol

IZH-Baikal IZH 53M Air pistol Air gun
Review entered on 2010-12-08 13:40:53

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By MK from USA on 2010-12-08
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Things I liked: I like the solid, simple construction. The balance is good.

Things I would have changed: I would change the sights. Like other reviewers, I could not get shots in the bullseye with any adjustment of the iron sights. Daisy 7.5 grain flatnose pellets typically hit 4 inches (10 cm) high. Following another reviewer's suggestion, I cut small notches in the edge of the plastic butt pad to permit access to the dovetail mount, removed the rear sight, and replaced it with a Daisy 7809 point sight.

What others should know: It's not clear where to get replacement parts like a barrel seal. Get a cleaning kit with a soft aluminum cleaning rod instead of using the steel rod included with the gun