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Blast from the past! (Weaver Qwik-Point)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Gewehr98, Feb 15, 2009.

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  1. Gewehr98

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    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.

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  2. James T Thomas

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    fiberoptics

    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.
     
  3. briansmithwins

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    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
     
  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    It was among the first red dots.
     
  5. Eb1

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    My dad has one on a browning .22 auto.
     
  6. Gewehr98

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    That BP-02 looks like a potential solution.

    There's some wasted space under the Weaver rail and above the mount that I could modify to make the optic sit lower.

    Hmmm...
     
  7. VirgilCaine

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    How old is it?
     
  8. zx12rider

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    Great sight

    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
     
  9. Gewehr98

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    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.
     
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    The BP02 is as low and centered as they come.
     
  11. taliv

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    wow


    makes me wonder if David had a red dot on his sling
     
  12. Gewehr98

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    He may very well have, Taliv.

    :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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