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Scoping a Romanian Trainer

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mike04grad, Mar 25, 2009.

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  1. mike04grad

    mike04grad Member

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    I recently picked up a well beaten but accurate M1969 from a local pawnshop for $45. It had no magazine, so I ended up with $65 in it after picking up one of those (bought one of the Taiwanese aftermarket ones - no problems thus far). It still has the original pleather sling on it and is missing the cleaning kit in the stock. Basically no numbers are matching, but it shoots pretty good. I'm contemplating putting a scope on it, and would like to find a decent scope with no objective bell. I would have to remove the iron sights or have a really tall set of rings to use one. I measured the rail and it is 3/8's inch, so I bought a cheap BSA scope with rings from Wal-Mart. I played with mounting it for a while, but could never keep it from slipping off. Any suggestions?
     
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    Here's a good thread about it: http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=68026
    There are a bunch of threads about the M69 on that site.
    You might even try rimfirecentral for info.
    One thing to keep in mind...even though your mounts "measure" 3/8ths.... most are not the same, some are smaller and ever tougher to find mounts for.... I took an inexpensive set and filed the flat surfaces down to make them tighten a bit more.
     
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    I took mine to a gunsmith and got him to put a weaver rail on it.
     
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    I took a dremel (oh no!) and widened the slot on the rib where normal 3/8" rings would hold. Worked on my 4 so far. Those things shoot so well.
     
  5. 9mmepiphany

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    to properly mount a scope on the M69, you're really looking a some gunsmithing. the "rail" on the receiver wasn't intended for mounting a scope. it's for holding the receiver during manufacture...at least that's what they say over on rimfire central
     
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