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I figured out how to mount a laser on my PPS43C but, it took a lot of thought and work to get it to fit.

I bought a laser sight at Walmart that has good reviews and the price was not bad. I've not used it as of yet but, so far I'm happy with it.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/CenterPoint-Tactical-Quick-Acquisition-Red-Laser-Sight/21550052 

I also bought a package of the Weaver Bases to mount the laser on. I figured out that the screws that come with these will not be long enough and it's hard to find the nuts to fit them as well. I bought 6-32 X 1/4 cap screws and square nuts.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Weaver-Marlin-336-Base/16879799 

I had taken apart some old computers years ago so I found some good flat metal from those to use. I used two sections of thin but stiff flat metal and cut them to fit between the sides of the shouds and worked each into a shape that could be moved from the open end of the shoud to the end of the barrel held in place by the shroud and not thouch the barrel. I believe you could use just one section if you want to. I had to work each section to be able to fit up between the opening of the shoud with the square nut and so it would not touch the barrel. One section is a little longer to better fit behind the other as the shoud does taper a little. I did have to ground down two sides of each nut to fit into the opening and then I used JB weld to hold these into place. 
Once the JB has set I took out the screws that had held the nuts in place and put each section in place, there is a little play but thats ok as it will need to be adjustable. I then took the Weaver Base and the new screws and put them on to see how it would fit. Yes there is a little gap between the base and shroud and I had to make a spacer to fill in the gap. I took another flat section and cut it to fit the base and then cut out the center for the other sections that come up will fit up tight to the base. I then added another very short section to the rear to fill the little bit of gap left there. Each of these do have a little up folded lip to help keep things in line. I then tighten the two screws down using care to not stip them. I checked as best I could to make sure the base was in line and secure. I then mounted the laser and checked for alinement. It was off a little so I took off the laser and loosened the screws a little to adjust the whole base. After a few tries it is now good to go as for windage. The red dot is a little high due to the added section of spacer at the back end. I guess I could add a little more to the front or the laser can be adjusted and maybe I'll try that later. Knowing it's a little high I will just point the dot a little higher.

This is a close quarters weapon so I'll put the dot on the head and hit center of mass or the balls, I just hope it never comes to that.  

I used a number of tools and if I had to give you a total on time I'd say give your self a late afternoon and an early morning.

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We haven't heard from RedneckZH in a looooonnng time.  Hope he's okay.

Really happy this thing worked out for you and welcome to the forum.  Most importantly, have any pics?

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I've not figured out how to load a photo from my computer yet but once I do I'll get some on here.

Thanks

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Google holds the key.  I'd really like to see how all this was accomplished.  Seems like a neat project.
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Ok, I'm going to give this a try. Sorry but, some of the photos didnt' take to well and I had already gotten to the point where I didn't want to go back to take 'em over again.

The real trick was getting the metal bent to fit and the area where the nut fits in does have to come a little past the shroud to work. There is no BJ weld or anything other than bolt and nut friction holding this to the gun I didn't want any part of this to rest against the barrel.  

I placed a few photos in photobucket and here's the link to my library, just in case my first effort posting the shots here doesn't work.

If this works out I will try to add some photos of my other weapons to the Your Arsenal subject page.  

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DDAAA, I missed the link but, the photos took anyway. Now I'll try the arsenal later.


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That is cool as hell.  Wish I had that much ingenuity.  Looking forward to seeing your other weapons, man.
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After checking the photos I have I found I need to take some updates of what I now have. If I can I'll work on it in the morning. I've so many it'll take me some time to set them all out in one spot. I've been collecting and trading gear and weapons for 40 years. I'm a reenactor so, I have civilain and military impressions from the 1830's to 2000. Check these links out to see one of my impressions and my favorite big items and a club I'm in.

http://kingshobbyshop.blogspot.com/2012/06/harley-davidson-servi-car.html 

http://www.lonestar-mvpa.org/

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That bike is too cool.
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Ooops, I meant to put the photos in the Arsenal section but, I got carried away and didn't think about it. I couldn't write as much as I wanted to in that last posting for some reason.

Thanks RCS for the kind works on the Servi-Car.

It took me all morning to gather these up and setup them up for the shots. I figure it'll take me the rest of the after noon to put them back.

I would like to point out that I've used a few of these weapons in movies and documentaries. There are way to many for me to list them all here but, I hope most folks can figure out what they are. There are only three of the really old ones that I don't have ammo for.

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I'll move it over to the Arsenal Thread.

Thanks for dragging all that out--I was hoping you'd just have a few pics about.  I didn't mean to waste your time.  That's my bad.

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Thanks RCS, and you didn't waste my time, I really needed to up date my photo files in case something were to happen our for insurance.

I sort of enjoy digging this stuff out, it's like my birthday or something like that everytime I do it as I forget what all I have. I also have a 12'x16' shed full of military gear, uniforms, tents, camping gear, bedding and all sorts of other stuff.

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