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This is another thread about iron sights options for my CZ 452 American (the ones that come without irons). Just as a reminder from the other thread, I bought the 452 American .22 because it comes in LH, and I did not want the Lux stock, I specifically liked the American. However, the American is without sights I would still like to get iron sights for the American.

We've established that one sight option is the Williams FP-CZ-TK rear sight.

I wondered as another option, is it possible that one could send the rifle into the CZ-USA shop, and they could possible fit the Lux-type sights to the 452 American? I'm sure I can call CZ and bet they can do it, but I guess I'd like to know if anyone actually HAS done it, and how well it worked.
 

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I believe the rear sight of the Lux/Trainer is dovetailed into the barrel, so a matching cut would need to be machined into the American's barrel. I don't know how the front sight attaches, but I believe it's either screw-on or sweat-on. If it's the former, holes will need to be drilled and tapped. deafrn used a barrel band front sight mount on his AmeriScout project.
 

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Interesting thought there, Dave. Hadn't really considered that. I could buy a Lux, buy an American stock, bed the barreled Lux action in the American stock, then sell the Lux stock.

I guess I will check with CZ and see if they think that would fit. Although in all honesty, the Williams micrometer sight--though a bit spendy at $82--will probably be less hassle and less expensive, while being more precise in its capabilities. Maybe I'll just go that way, even though I'd PREFER the original CZ type of site. The only real hassle of mounting the Williams sight is I'll need to get a front ramp either drilled or sweated onto the barrel. A local topnotch smith will charge me $80 to install the front ramp and bead and get it all set up at the right height to work with the rear Williams sight.
 

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Thanks. Yes those look nice. I am wanting a peep sight though, with micrometer type of adjustments for target shooting, not an open sight (the open sights usually lack the same level of precision).
 

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Here's a photo of my CZ 452 AMERICAN .22 LR. I sent it to Williams Gun Sight Company and had them install their Firesights front and rear. The look great and work fine!

 

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Hello DRS, nice looking rifle.

How much did it set you back to have Williams install your sights? Also did you send the whole gun or just the action? What was the turn around time for the work?

Sorry to be so nosey but you have done what i would like to do to couple of my rifles.
 

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Hello DRS, nice looking rifle.

How much did it set you back to have Williams install your sights? Also did you send the whole gun or just the action? What was the turn around time for the work?

Sorry to be so nosey but you have done what i would like to do to couple of my rifles.
It's been a while but considering shipping, insurance, labor,& cost of the front & rear sights the figure of $120 stick in my mind. About the cost of a scope.:) Also it took about three weeks for the return of my CZ rifle.
 

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BTW, I called CZ recently, and they said the FP Target Williams rear sight, for the CZ 452 series (the one that mounts directly on the receiver's dovetail slots), is $58. Then you can also order the front sight mounting ramp, which must be screwed or soldered to the barrel, for $15. You or your smith will have to measure the appropriate sight height, and then pick out a front bead to order from Williams to install in the ramp.
 

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It's been a while but considering shipping, insurance, labor,& cost of the front & rear sights the figure of $120 stick in my mind. About the cost of a scope.:) Also it took about three weeks for the return of my CZ rifle.
Wow that seems very well priced. I would have thought you came close to that in labor. With setup time and everything I wouldn't be surprised to see drilling and tapping the holes for the front site to cost half of that alone, without covering shipping or the hardware.
 
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