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DISASSEMBLY OF THE SWEDISH ELIT DIOPTER

Why disassemble? Two reasons: First to clean, lubricate and refurbish; Second to change elevation rings. Or, as in my case, to clean, lube and refurbish AND an insatiable desire to take things apart!!

This disassembly procedure removes the Turret Assembly and Windage Assembly from the base. The base is left attached to the rifle receiver because it does not require removal in order to clean, lubricate or refurbish. Further disassembly of the base consists of simply removing the two screws holding the Windage Set Indicator. However, if removal of the Base from the Receiver is necessary, it only requires unscrewing the two screws holding it to the receiver.

There are three basic parts to an Elit Diopter. First is the Turret Assembly (A, elevation adjustment), Second the Base (B) and third is the Windage Assembly (C). (Fig. A)

Figure A



STEP 1: Prepare for disassembly
-Rotate the elevation knob until the diopter is set at its max range (600meters). (Fig. 1)
-Rotate the windage knob until the diopter is as far right as possible (Fig. 1)

Figure 1



STEP 2: Remove eye piece and diopter insert
-Unscrew Diopter insert (right hand threads) (Fig. 2.a)
-Unscrew Diopter eye piece (LEFT HAND THREADS) (Fig. 2.b)

Figure 2.a


Figure 2.b



STEP 3: Remove Windage Assembly from Base
-Unscrew two screws holding Windage Assembly on base (Fig. 3.a)
Note 1: the screws may stop when they reach the windage knob. If so, simply slide the Turret Assembly left to make more space for the screws to remove from the base (Fig. 3.b)

Figure 3.a



Figure 3.b



STEP 4: Remove Windage Assembly from Turret Assembly
-Push Turret Assembly further, as in Fig 4 and unscrew Windage Assembly from Turret Assembly

Figure 4



STEP 5: Remove Turret Assembly from Base
-Push Turret Assembly to the left and off the Base (Fig. 5)
Note: notice the ball bearing pressed into the bottom of the Turret Base. Ensure they are there and firmly pressed. Loosing them is not fun!!

Figure 5



STEP 6: Remove Anti-rotation pins from Turret Assembly
-First, notice the metal flap dangling from the bottom of the Turret Assembly. You may or may not have this. If so, this piece of metal is used to remove the roll pin wedged inside the Diopter Elevator. IT IS NOT NECESSARY (AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND) TO NOT REMOVE THIS METAL PIECE….IGNORE IT (Fig. 6.a and 6.b)
-With the Turret Knob still set at highest range, the Anti-rotation pins will be exposed. Gently pull them out with needle nose pliers (Fig. 6.c and 6.d)
Note: The Anti-rotation pins are made of a material similar to fiberglass or Bakelite. Be careful not to crush, crack or chip them. If made today, these pins would surely be made of nylon or similar. Sometimes the pins are stuck. Going slow is the key here. Soak them with penetrating oil overnight so they will come out easy.

Figure 6.a



Figure 6.b



Figure 6.c



Figure 6.d



STEP 7: RemoveRange Ring from Elevation Knob and Elevation Knob from Turret Assembly Body
-Loosen or unscrew the 3 Set Screws and the Range Ring will separate from Elevation Knob, then unscrew the Elevation Knob from the Turret Assembly Body (LEFT HAND THREADS) and pull off (Fig. 7.a and b)

Figure 7.a



Figure 7.b



STEP 8: Remove Diopter Elevator and Range Ring from Turret Assembly Body and disassemble completely
-Pull Range Ring from Turret Assembly Body and unscrew Diopter Elevator from Range knob (Fig. 8.a and b)
Note: Caution, under spring tension so don’t let it go flying

Figure 8.a



Figure 8.b





DISSASEMBLY COMPLETE:

Figure 9





FINAL NOTES:
-Windage Assembly is not easily disassembled further. The rear of the knob screw is peened and would require grinding to remove. (NOT RECOMMENDED) (Fig. 10)

Figure 10





REASSEMBLY NOTES:
-Reassembly is simply the reverse of disassembly with the exception of the following:
-When reassembling the Turret Assembly, first screw the Diopter Elevator (with spring) completely onto the Elevation knob, until it stops (Fig. 11.a)
-Next, screw the Elevation Knob onto Turret Body (LEFT HANDED THREADS) Fig. 11.b
-Note: Take notice of the position of the Diopter Elevator inside the Turret Assembly Body
-Finally rotate Diopter Elevator one complete turn (360 degrees) and continue rotating until as pictured in Fig. 11.c with threads of Diopter Elevator positioned correctly
-Now reinstall Anti-rotation pins (Fig. 11.d)

Figure 11.a



Figure 11.b



Figure 11.c



Figure 11.d



-Ensure Diopter Elevator is at least flush with the bottom of the Turret Body before installing onto Base (Fig. 12)
Note: Preferably unscrew Elevation knob so metal piece is within Turret Body before installing onto Base

Figure 12





FURTHER DISCUSSION:

-How do you zero this Diopter?

-Is there a pre-positioned “battle sight zero” for this Diopter?

-What are the extended tick marks at the top of the Range Ring for?

-How is the Windage Assembly ring adjusted?

-How do the various Elevation Knobs differ for different velocity rounds (what makes them different)?

-Anyone have a good suggestion for a good, permanent paint to use in the numbers and tick marks?
 

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Have the topics of further discusion already been discused on the forum. How to zero an Elit Diopter or is this somthing to look forward to in the future?
 

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Have the topics of further discusion already been discused on the forum. How to zero an Elit Diopter or is this somthing to look forward to in the future?
These topics of further discussion have not been addressed. Hopefully some experienced folks will chime in here. I have found very little information on any of the Diopters the Swedish used. Bear8mm's info is very good, but doesn't address everday usage.

Thanks to swedeadmirer, I do have a three page instruction for the Swiss version, Elite 101. I do not know how accurate this is to the Swedish Elit version, though.









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Cool.

Thanks to all for posting this great information!
I didn't have the nerve to try and take mine apart,as I had never seen anything on how to do so the right way.
 

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Resurrecting an old dead thread, but I wanted to thank you for all the help on this site. I just got my new-to-me CG63 built on a 1904 receiver and rebuilt by CG in 1965.
It has an Elit diopter setup and this information is invaluable to me. Here's the sight in as received condition;

 

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I made a copy of the Elit dissembly instructions in word or PDF format. I also have the Elit diopter instructions in PDF if you need that. If you PM me your email I can send you a copy.
 

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I made a copy of the Elit dissembly instructions in word or PDF format. I also have the Elit diopter instructions in PDF if you need that. If you PM me your email I can send you a copy.
Is there not the possibility that you put up what you have in readable format here on the forum so that more members can share it?
 

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When I got my CG63 I took the Elit off and it wasn't that scary. I didn't completely disassemble it, but it was enough to clean and lube it and tighten the screws on the base.
It's a nice design.
 

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I know this is an old thread but does anyone have any tips and tricks for removing the eyepiece - yes I know its left hand threaded but I'm unable to move it and afraid that I might break it.
 

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There are two versions of the eye piece .
A one piece with only LH threads .
A two piece with LH threads and the aperture insert with right hand threads . The large piece cannot be removed until the aperture is removed .

Some people do not know these are LH threads & turn the body the wrong way & gets them so tight you cannot remove them without pliers . It makes a mess of the knurled part .
 

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There are two versions of the eye piece .
A one piece with only LH threads .
A two piece with LH threads and the aperture insert with right hand threads . The large piece cannot be removed until the aperture is removed .

Some people do not know these are LH threads & turn the body the wrong way & gets them so tight you cannot remove them without pliers . It makes a mess of the knurled part .
Thats what I'm afraid of - seems so fragile - was able to remove the aperture without any problems but the large piece is stuck - maybe because it was turned the wrong way and is now sooooo tight
 

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Well , if you must remove it , put some masking tape in several layers on the pliers & try turning it Left Hand . It would bug me that it was stuck ! I prefer everything is in working order .
 
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