Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mr. C's Sight Mounts

The final prototype sight mount is now finished, and I've been testing it out. It works better than anything on the market, and I've decided to start producing them for sale. What does it do differently? It allows you to remove the weaver mount parts from a C-More red dot sight and mount the sight directly to the sight mount, thus lowering the sight over 1/4 inch, which, in terms of parallax, is a lot. It's a lot sturdier than the original mount system. The sight mounts almost an inch farther rearward, but you don't have to remove the rear sight. If you are using the gun in competition, though, removing the rear sight is a good idea, as it allows you much easier access to the slide if you need to clear a jam or misfire.


A Volquartsen mount with the stock C-More sight on my High Standard Race gun.

Here's a picture of a stock weaver mount setup on my High Standard race gun's Volquartsen barrel. I've machined off a little bit of the stock C-More Weaver mount to eliminate a spot where ejected brass might hit a lip and bounce back into the gun and causing a stovepipe. Notice the distance from the bottom of the sight to the top of the barrel.

Mr. Completely mount on the same barrel

Here's the final pre-production prototype. The sight mounts quite a bit lower, and a bit farther rearward. The underside is completely smooth and beveled for clear ejection of brass. You can click on both images to get an enlarged view. Keep in mind that this is the prototype and the final polishing and anodizing has not been done. The mounts will most likely be available with some color anodize choices. The first mounts will be drilled for the Volquartsen hole spacing, but I plan to also have them for High Standard and LSP barrels. Plans are to also make the mounts for Pre-drilled Rugers and possibly for a couple of other rimfire pistols.

I've got the first batch of aluminum bar stock on the way, and I've lined up a good plating shop to do the anodizing. I still need to build some tooling for the milling machine so I don't have to measure each cut and hole location each time, though.

I will be setting up a website so mounts can be ordered directly or hopefully, they will also be available to gun shops through wholesale distributors.

If you are interested in a Mr. C mount, drop me an email or leave a comment.

5 Comments:

At Thursday, April 30, 2009 1:11:00 PM, Blogger Sailorcurt said...

Get it patented.

Don't dally. There are plenty of unscrupulous people in any industry that would gladly steal your idea if it will profit them.

 
At Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen to Sailorcurt!!! It would be a hell of a note if you had to pay somebody to let you make them.

Damiphino

 
At Friday, May 01, 2009 7:05:00 PM, Blogger Jim W said...

I hope you're aware of how much it costs to pursue a patent application. You should balance that cost (and the low likelihood of success) against the amount of money you anticipate making off this.

Also, you should be aware that the patent office will probably be skeptical that your thinner sight is really novel unless there has been a need for this for a long time and you overcame some sort of technical obstacle to make the lower sight work. They're going to find a million examples of prior art from other guns and say that since you're in a related field, applying that innovation to your particular gun to reduce parallax would have been obvious to someone of ordinary skill in the art.

 
At Saturday, May 02, 2009 7:46:00 AM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

I tend to agree with Jim W. If my mount is patentable. It's just an adapter plate, or bracket, and there are millions of similar parts used just about everywhere.

 
At Saturday, May 02, 2009 6:39:00 PM, Blogger Michael Bane said...

dude;

lemme know if you want us to sell the mount on DOWN RANGE!

michael b

 

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