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Old January 24, 2018, 11:27 AM   #1
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Griffin & Howe 1935 Scope Mount

Can anyone provide additiomal information on this scope mount?

Pat 1857549 May 3, 1935

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Old January 24, 2018, 11:42 AM   #2
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Uh, Griffin and Howe, maybe.
Patent drawings look like the single lever version of the side mount they still make, except now all they offer is the double lever version.

http://secure.griffinhowe.com/mountsandpads.cfm
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Old January 24, 2018, 12:07 PM   #3
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Sorry - thought the pics loaded the first time...
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Old January 24, 2018, 12:12 PM   #4
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Old January 24, 2018, 12:13 PM   #5
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OK, that is the double lever model.
Have you looked at the G&H site yet? Brand new ones still being made.
Yours will give an offset scope, probably to clear top loading or ejection.
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Old January 25, 2018, 12:55 AM   #6
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How it works:
The rail with the screw holes and locating pins would be attached to the rifle's receiver on the left side by drilling 5 holes (3 threaded for the mounting screws, 2 for locator pins). The rail with the rings is removable from the rail that attaches to the rifle's receiver. This allowed the owner to store the scope in a sturdier box or case to keep it from being damaged by whoever was handling the rifle case.

I have a couple of G&H mounts sitting on my workbench, the detachable scope mounts have become more of a curio than a practical scope mount these days. The cost of replacing the rings is several times the cost of buying a good modern base, drilling and tapping, and mounting a scope. But in their day, G&H mounts were the ticket.
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