Swede Help


March 16, 2008, 10:26 PM
I have a swede that I'd like to put a scout mount on and need to know what mount to use. It has approx. a 24" barrel, pivot pin for rear sight is on the muzzle end, marked from 3 to 6. Is this the '96 or '38??

It is already drilled and tapped with a synthetic stock and see through mounts :( But does have good metal with the stripper clip guide still intact.

Serial number is in the mid 199,xxx range.

I'd like add a forward scope, and a rear sight if something out there fits the current base holes. Any help on the best mount would be great.

Thanks much,

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March 17, 2008, 07:49 PM
So what do you guys think of the different scout scope basses that replace the rear sight??


Baba Louie
March 17, 2008, 09:06 PM
Make an accurate rifle more precise in bullet placement? What's not to like?
Take a look within the link above. Specifically S&K scope mounts and Dutchman's rebooty.com self mfg base (a little machine work on a piece purchased from Brownell).

March 17, 2008, 09:08 PM
Ashley Outdoors which now goes by another name has a sleeve with a weaver mount on top that installs over the back of the barrel - or did at one time. This was the very best scout type set-up if your rifle is already bub'd.

March 18, 2008, 02:56 AM
Baba Louie,
Found some info there that I had not viewed. I'd really like to make my own at this point, just a matter of buddy buddy plan on machine use............
Will prob. end up with one of Darrell's.


cracked butt
March 18, 2008, 09:27 AM
In my opinion, if the receiver is drilled and tapped anyway, get a good set of bases and rings and mount a good scope on the receiver where a scope is supposed to be mounted. Scout mounted scopes are all the rage for some reason but cost a lot of money, there are few scopes that work well- either POS NCstar scopes or expensive Leupold scopes, and even the best setup offers only a fraction of the performance of a normal scope mount.

March 18, 2008, 07:43 PM
Cracked, while I agree with you 98% of the time and here in general, the safety must have a very high scope to clear it. I would replace the safety and trigger but this thing has a great trigger and I'm not changing a good part for $$$. I'm thinking that a scout scope and mount is about the same cost as new/ modified safety and or trigger. I'd like to keep is fairly stock since the metal and finish is in great condition other than 3 holes.

Thanks for the thoughts and time though............


one eye joe
March 18, 2008, 09:44 PM
Ashley Outdoors is now XS sight systems. Look them up and call and talk to Bo. He can help with what they have. They make a nice ghost ring set up also, and may have one integral with a base, but not sure about one for your application.

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