Crosman/Benjamin Model 392 front sight...

General Zod

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Well, Crosman's customer service confirms it - the sight is part of the barrel assembly and can't be changed out without a new barrel, done at an authorized "service center". They were nice enough to give me the name and number of the closest one - it's in Brownsville, conveniently located just over 8 hours away from me.

Looks like I'll be looking into scope mounts.
 

jmohme

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I know this is an old thread, and you have probably already come up with something, but my two cents worth anyway.

I can not imagine that it would be all that difficult to fabricate a new front sight.
Maybe carefully grind off the broken sights and do some sort of a barrel band with a sight blade on it.
 

General Zod

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I still haven't found a solution. There's a machinist somewhere near me (I have his card) who could put in a dovetail for a new front blade to slide into, but that's money I haven't freed up yet.

The major issue is that I don't want a homemade solution, I want something precise. I haven't come up with a way to guarantee precision with what was the most accurate pellet gun I had.
 

jmohme

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I understand what you are saying, but I don't really see a problem.

I can guarantee you that I could fabricate a band mounted front sight that would match 100% the profile of the original as long as I had all the pieces of the original to get measurements from.
I guess the real question would be, how much time and effort is it worth?
 

General Zod

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I guess the real question would be, how much time and effort is it worth?
There's the biggest problem right there. I have very little of either available. And I lack the funds to pay for someone else's time and effort.

Oh, and I don't have the top half of the original front sight blade anymore. I'm not sure where it got off to.
 

cycleguy2300

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If you still have the broken off part, would it be possible to glue it back with JB weld? I mean just until you can find a replacement sight.

I'm not even sure you could purchase the sight separately. It seems to be an integral part of the barrel on the parts list.

https://archive.org/details/Benjamin392And397ExplodedPartsList
I was going to suggest something similar. Cast a new front sight with some high end epoxy (3M DP420?) Then file/sand it down to match the original profile.

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