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Old January 6, 2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Need Ideas for installing scope mount on 1903A3

I have a 1903A3 (Remington) that was sporterized back in the late 40's. Never had a scope installed, just a Lyman 57 sight.

Now, I would like to install a scope and have settled on a 1-piece Leupold mount. My problem is that the rear of the reciever has been "turned" down so the scope mount does not sit parallel to the bolt. I want to stay with the one-piece mount but would like some ideas on how to overcome the differences in height, front/rear of the reciever.

I have played with the following in my head:

Build a spacer, contouring the bottom to the top of the receiver but leaving the top flat for the scope mount. As I see it, a lot of hand work and the use of bluing. If I do this do I secure it with separate screws or just longer screws through the mount? Use Loctite on the spacer or epoxy it to the top of the receiver? The difference is approximately 3/16".

Any other Ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old January 6, 2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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How much differance between the rear of the receiver and the front. If its not too excessive Brownells sells shims to raise the mounts.

If its excessive then I would recommend using two piece mounts, You can get Weaver's to fix your rifle, Just get a higher one for the rear. Another option, (again I dont know how much differance we are talking about) but get a Low mounting ring for the front, a med or high right for the rear.

There is stuff out there without having to booger something up. I aways like to work on the cheapest part my self, I wouldn't do anything to the gun, but get the mounts/rings to fit.

Don't be afraid of weaver two piece mounts. I use them on my 1000 yard rifle. They've been on there for 30years of so and still work.
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Old January 8, 2009, 11:20 AM   #3
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Many reworked rear rings are the same height difference as a Rem 700, etc.

Measure the difference between the front and rear receiver top heights.

Most one-piece top mounts for Mauser-type & Remington's etc, are built with a thicker rear section - so compare your measurement to a variety of mounts, or speak to a Leupy or Weaver tech rep.

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