Mauser Scope Mount/Base


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The_Armed_Therapist
August 27, 2013, 01:58 PM
The rifle is a customized VZ24 rebarreled in .30-06. It came with a scope attached to the receiver by a Redfield-style dovetail mounting system (single dovetail). It had a cheap scope with beaten-up rings. The mount was a little beaten up, too, but I gave it a try. Long story short, I have a nice scope with nice Redfield-style rings, and the mount is junk.

So... I'm just looking for recommendations/experiences with Redfield-style mounts for the VZ24. If I'm not mistaken, it should take the same mounts as the Mauser 98? It is drilled with 2 holes at the front of the receiver and 1 hole in the back. Here's a picture of what it has on it that has been stripped and comes loose very easily.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leupold-STD-M-Mauser-95-98-Rifle-Scope-Mount-Base-Lot-R29-/300952253542?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item461226f466#ht_190wt_1172

Is there any looming reason a new one of those wouldn't be a good choice? If there is a better option in Redfield-style, that would be great. I'll also consider a different style, but since I already have nice rings for that style, I'd obviously prefer that route.

If I'm leaving out vital information, let me know!

Thanks!

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morcey2
August 27, 2013, 05:44 PM
I use this one on my spanish M44 and one of my other mausers:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/575356/leupold-1-piece-standard-scope-base-mauser-98-gloss

I'm not sure if it's the exact same as the one you're showing in ebay, but it works very well for me.

Matt

The_Armed_Therapist
August 28, 2013, 10:10 AM
That one seems to "step down" on the left side. The receiver on the VZ24 is completely flat, so I'm not sure how that would work. Is the receiver on your rifle flat? How does it fit snugly?

morcey2
August 28, 2013, 05:48 PM
I'll get some pics of it tonight.

morcey2
August 29, 2013, 11:42 PM
I haven't been able to get pics yet, but the step down/cut out area serves two purposes:

1. It clears the stripper-clip hump.
2. It reaches down the mounting surface of the rear ring.

The rear ring on Mausers isn't at the same height as the front receiver ring relative to the bore. Even if your charger hump has been ground down, the configuration of the rear of the mount is necessary. It doesn't have a whole lot of support with the single screw and a very small contact area between the mount and receiver. But it doesn't need a whole lot. It works well either way.

Matt

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