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    Default Sticky Scope Rail / Mount

    Next "sticky" topic... my sticky scope rail.

    It's a reproduction that needs a huge amount of persuasion to fully slide forward. Once it's on, it won't come off without the assistance of a large rubber mallet.
    This is obviously not ideal.

    The first half of the ride forward is stiff, but easily done by hand. Then it stops as metal hits metal. My guess is the mount is not perfect and may need some filing. Its a repro so not too concerned about that.

    Any suggestions?

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    All my reproduction mounts required fitting. This is common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger S View Post
    All my reproduction mounts required fitting. This is common.
    Had to do significant filing with mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJoeK View Post
    Next "sticky" topic... my sticky scope rail.

    It's a reproduction that needs a huge amount of persuasion to fully slide forward. Once it's on, it won't come off without the assistance of a large rubber mallet.
    This is obviously not ideal.

    The first half of the ride forward is stiff, but easily done by hand. Then it stops as metal hits metal. My guess is the mount is not perfect and may need some filing. Its a repro so not too concerned about that.

    Any suggestions?
    Rather than filing I took mine apart(I have two of them),removed lever and spindle and with a couple of cold chisels opened up the track until it slid on the rail with ease.
    When assembling put the lever back on the spindle in such a way that when turning it to "fest" that it will not clamp too tight.

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