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Looking for info on S&W L frame scope base

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Ascot500, Apr 25, 2007.

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  1. Ascot500

    Ascot500 Member

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    There are two basic types:
    The new style made to fit guns that have an extra tapped hole in the middle.
    The old style which adds a clamp around the barrel which adds expense to the mount and IMHO detracts from the appearance.
    My question is, will a new style base fit an old style top strap?
    Is the spacing on the existing holes for the adjustable sight the same?

    FYI, I am using light loads and a very light red dot so I don't forsee the recoil to be an issue.

    TIA
     
  2. JoeHatley

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    Yes, but the topstrap will need to have new holes drilled and tapped. The center hole for sure, and the front hole will probably have to be enlarged. Many/most of the older guns used a smaller screw than what the scope mount needs.

    I've had the topstrap drilled and tapped on at least 3 of my old S&W revolvers. Similar to this 15-6.
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    IIRC... I paid a local smith (C&S) about $30 per gun, to do the job.

    Joe
     
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