Blast from the past! (Weaver Qwik-Point)


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Gewehr98
February 15, 2009, 04:41 PM
My father just inherited a vintage Marlin Model 336 in .30-30, and he wanted me to help him remove the sight that the previous owner had installed.

When I arrived, I was startled to see an ancient Weaver Qwik-Point red dot sight sitting atop the Marlin. It had been many years since I had seen one in the wild, and here it was, locked squarely on a Weaver base attached to that levergun.

We got it off the gun, as well as the base, and I'm finding some blind 6-48 screws to fill in the empty holes on Dad's rifle.

In the meantime, he had no desire to keep the Qwik-Point, so it came home with me, because I had an idea.

My Romanian SAR-1 AK variant has the left side scope rail. Does anybody make a scope/optic mount for AKs thus configured that plants a Weaver rail fairly low over the top of the receiver cover? I'm not particularly interested in replacement receiver cover scope mounts, because they're not terribly stable, and with the left-side AK mounts, they're easily removable without harming the function of the rifle.

I'd like to attach this Qwik-Point on one of those mounts, hopefully to co-witness with the rifle's iron sights, and use it for fun, hunting, etc.

Granted, while it has a very bright red dot, with no ambient light it doesn't work too well at night. No biggy, that's what the tritium sight inserts are for on my SAR-1, regardless.

http://mauser98.com/weaversight.jpg

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James T Thomas
February 15, 2009, 05:57 PM
I'll read this thread to know if you have found your mount for the Q Point.
Sorry, but I can't be of help.

It must be the predecessor to the Trijicon scopes.

briansmithwins
February 15, 2009, 07:57 PM
Looks like an early Armson OEG variant.

What you want for an AK mount is a BP-02. I don't know who has them in stock right now.

BSW

4v50 Gary
February 15, 2009, 08:07 PM
It was among the first red dots.

Eb1
February 15, 2009, 08:34 PM
My dad has one on a browning .22 auto.

Gewehr98
February 15, 2009, 09:29 PM
There's some wasted space under the Weaver rail and above the mount that I could modify to make the optic sit lower.

Hmmm...

VirgilCaine
February 16, 2009, 02:56 AM
How old is it?

zx12rider
February 16, 2009, 05:48 AM
My dad's Ithaca 37 20 gauge has one and I just purchased one for a remington 1100 (which I hope to mount on a LT-20. Great sights

Gewehr98
February 16, 2009, 02:37 PM
Virgil, they first came out on the market well over 25 years ago.

The American Rifleman magazine had an article about it in their November 1973 issue.

rbernie
February 16, 2009, 03:43 PM
The BP02 is as low and centered as they come.

taliv
February 16, 2009, 03:52 PM
wow


makes me wonder if David had a red dot on his sling

Gewehr98
February 16, 2009, 04:02 PM
:D

Still somewhat anachronistic, putting a 1973-vintage sight on a 1947-vintage design of a rifle. Or is it?

(I could put it on my 1874 Sharps, too...) ;)

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