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1913 Picatinny Weaver....

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Nightcrawler, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Well-Known Member

    Okay, I'm confused on all of this scope mount nomenclature. I hear 1913 model rail, Picatinny rail, Picatinny Weaver rail...I'm confused. Which is which, what's the difference, and where do these names come from? What does 1913 mean? Who is Weaver?
  2. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Mr. Weaver is long dead, but he got into the scope/rings/bases business before WW II. Through various iterations, the products and name lives on.

    The dealie on top of a Bushmaster "flat top" is an example of a Picatinny rail, if you check out their website. SFAIK, all these rails accept Weaver or Weaver-style rings. I believe the name comes from the arsenal of that name where the idea was dreamed up; not really sure.

    These rails also can be mounted alongside or below the forearm/barrel and all manner of gizmos can be attached.

    FWIW, Art

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