HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off

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BEVO08
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HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off

Post by BEVO08 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:00 pm

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

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81police
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Re: HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off

Post by 81police » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:54 am

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.
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kenhwind
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Re: HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off

Post by kenhwind » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:05 am

If the screws are 6-48 Brownell's sells an oversized tap and screws.
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Re: HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off

Post by jack1653 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:30 pm

Curdog has retired from gunsmithing after 30 years.

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