Model 8 - What is this?

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Model 8 - What is this?

Post by 81police » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:10 pm

Received a parts gun today. What do you guys make of this custom dovetailed sight/scope mount? Any idea what it might have been for? I've never seen anything like it.

Notice you can see the bolt carrier (w/out extractor) through the groove, I'm surprised there wasn't any rubbing during cycling, but I checked the bolt carrier and there's no wear marks. You never can tell what you'll find with these old spring poles :roll:


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Re: Model 8 - What is this?

Post by Silvermino » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:52 pm

Hi Cam,

That rifle wouldn't happen to have a hard rubber butt plate that you might be interested in selling would it?


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Re: Model 8 - What is this?

Post by Hardrada55 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:33 am

That's bizarre. Though, I'd love to see the sight that went in that. That took a lot of work. What were they thinking?
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Re: Model 8 - What is this?

Post by Loren in MN » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:34 am

Looks like it had 4 screws giving pressure on the mount to tighten the dovetail. Someone possibly added a homemade peepsight.

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Re: Model 8 - What is this?

Post by Behemotosh » Fri May 14, 2010 12:28 pm

I may be wrong, but I think it's a slot for a receiver mounted peep sight. Does the gunhave a relatively high front sight. A higher front sight was necessary if a receiver mounted peep was installed.

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