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    What FAL scope mount is this?

    Has a channel in the top with a single screw mount for the optic, looks similar to an M16icon carry handle type mount.


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    Can you post a picture of the channel? The Australianicon Army experimented with a cover to fit the LC-7-40 Ring Sight, which fits a M16icon carry handle, but your cover is much more robust than the ones I have seen for that previously.

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    Thanks, it did come from Australiaicon.

    It looks well made - no markings other than that number though, which is 460 C 140 - 5.

    Finish has a slight matt wrinkle finish to it.



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    DSA Inc., (USAicon) makes a series of scope mounts, but with Picatinny rail, for the FAL series of rifles with a similar type of locking system. They (DSA) claim it is based on the "South African" design. Could the OP's mount be South African?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom in N.J. View Post
    DSA Inc., (USAicon) makes a series of scope mounts, but with Picatinny rail, for the FAL series of rifles with a similar type of locking system. They (DSA) claim it is based on the "South African" design. Could the OP's mount be South African?
    That's exactly what I was thinking. I have a genuine South African made weaver style mount. Very similar construction, thick aluminum walls, and screws tied to internal steel inserts. Cryptic numbers on the side.

    I'm thinking perhaps a NV device?

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    Quote Originally Posted by papermaker81 View Post
    I'm thinking perhaps a NV device?
    I think you'll find this will take a standard AR scope from the past. The very same one that will fit a carry handle...

    Regards, Jim

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    Thanks all, interesting.

    I am looking to sell it, any thoughts on value?

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    Interesting thing to me is, what scope would have had a carry handle mount in the late 70s/ early 80s, but not been calibrated for 5.56? And why would it be worth the trouble of making up a pretty complex cover where the optic can't be removed without removing the cover from the rifle?

    No idea on value, but I'd be interested in buying. I like strange optic mounts....

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