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I have recently acquired a Model 63, it is “predrilled” for a scope mount and I am considering putting a scope on it.
Did the factory ever predrill for the scope mount?
What recommendations do you have for scope bases. I understand Weaver makes one, are there others?
I am also thinking about using a receiver sight instead of a scope, have any of you tried this?
Can the predrilled holes be used to mount a receiver sight?
Thanks for your input.
Those holes were drilled after your rifle left the factory. They are 8-40 screws that hold the side plate on the side of the receiver. A side mount receiver sight uses 6-48 screws and the holes in the side are too large and are not positioned correctly for a receiver sight. Your tang is not drilled and tapped for a tang sight. I believe I do have the proper scope mount for your rifle that would utilize the existing screw holes if you are interested.
I just dug it out and I am sorry to say that the one I have is for mounting on the side of the barrel (Weaver N2). Weaver made the one you are seeking to utilize your existing screw holes, I believe the part number for the one you are seeking is a N1. Weaver discontinued those mounts several years ago, chances of finding a new one are slim but used ones are commonly sold on Ebay WEAVER N1 SIDE MOUNT / RINGS FOR 3/4″ TUBE RIFLE SCOPE COMPLETE | eBay Be advised these mounts use 3/4″ dia. scopes. The Weaver B4, C3 and “baby Redfield” come to mind. These scopes have all been out of production for several years but they are readily available on Ebay or Gunbroker. I would expect to pay $30-50 for one of the old Weavers and the Redfield will run you about $200
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