HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off

Information on Malfunctions and Care of your Model 8 & 81
Post Reply
BEVO08
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:41 am

HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off

Post by BEVO08 »

While shooting my model 8 today the weaver #4 mounting plate and scope stripped out and launched in the air. Somehow I managed to catch it mid air after the recoil and shot. The holes in the receiver are now stripped and so are the 6 screws.

That’s where I am.....so now what? Trip to the gunsmith, redrill, and retap?

Advice needed.

Beau

User avatar
81police
Posts: 2383
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:12 pm
Location: TEXAS

Re: HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off

Post by 81police »

Hi Beau,

Apart from drilling out and retapping the base & receiver to use an oversize screw, the only other option I'd imagine is retapping the receiver altogether with a new set of holes. I'm not a gunsmith, however, so there may be additional options. You may try to message forum member CURDOG who is a gunsmith.
Cam Woodall
Site Co-Administrator

kenhwind
Posts: 244
Joined: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:50 am

Re: HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off

Post by kenhwind »

If the screws are 6-48 Brownell's sells an oversized tap and screws.
KEN

User avatar
jack1653
Posts: 921
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:52 pm

Re: HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off

Post by jack1653 »

Curdog has retired from gunsmithing after 30 years.

Post Reply