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    A3 scope mount

    Hello, I recently inherited a 1903a3. It has been drilled and tapped to mount a scope. I bought the Leupold mount hoping it would be the right bolt pattern, but it's way off.

    Anyone know of a mount with this spacing?

    4.625 rear to middle hole
    5.125 rear to front hole
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    I hope those numbers you listed aren't in inches. Never seen a 1903A3. Would you mind posting pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Workaholic View Post
    I hope those numbers you listed aren't in inches. Never seen a 1903A3. Would you mind posting pictures?
    They are in inches. Center to center.

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    I would suggest you try Weaver #59 (rear) and #45 (front). They may be a bit hard to find at this late date, but they were a popular mount system in the 60's when the DCM sold a lot of A3's. The #45 should be easy to find since it's used on Mauser rifles: The #59--not as easy! I'd try the #45 first to see if the hole spacing mates; if it doesn't, the #59 is moot.

    I found a #45 base in my "stuff" and the hole spacing is exactly .500" and, from your measurements, it appears that's what you have.

    Ebay has lots of 'em--both numbers. And, of course, rings for Weaver bases are everywhere.
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    Oh sweet. Thanks for the info! Looks like those are cheap and available from Midway. I'll try them.

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    R we r. R.

    I am not sure if you have any questions






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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtPahl View Post
    I would suggest you try Weaver #59 (rear) and #45 (front). They may be a bit hard to find at this late date, but they were a popular mount system in the 60's when the DCM sold a lot of A3's. The #45 should be easy to find since it's used on Mauser rifles: The #59--not as easy! I'd try the #45 first to see if the hole spacing mates; if it doesn't, the #59 is moot.

    I found a #45 base in my "stuff" and the hole spacing is exactly .500" and, from your measurements, it appears that's what you have.

    Ebay has lots of 'em--both numbers. And, of course, rings for Weaver bases are everywhere.
    These worked perfectly, thank you for the help.

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