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What size rail does this fit onto?

#5
The mount, as used on theL96A1, was made to hold S&B scopes so they are 30mm rings. I cannot find a reference in any publication as to the size of the dovetail on top. All that I could find on the net was this:

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which indicates that the dovetail is 12mm. Before parting with any cash hopefully one of our resident gun doctors might be able to confirm sizes?



Q.
 

ugly

LE
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#6
Not all S&B are 30mm, mine are all inch bar one but I would expect 30 as a standard. also 12mm does seem awful small!
 
#10
If you read the AI link the non STANAG version is the old fashioned 12mm dove tail so I am betting the original PM Rifle was the same as well.

If in doubt ask the manufacturer.

Just buy it, you can always add the words "SAS" and ebay it if it doesn't fit.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#11
read it but it doesnt seem to discuss the dovetail, I need better glasses as all I can see is rows of specs on rings but not the dovetail?
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#12
MOUNTS
Accuracy International Mounts are machined aluminium one piece mounts with elevation built in (MOA). All 34mm mounts can be converted to 30mm using reducing rings.
Part No Description
3051 30mm STANDARD DOVETAIL MOUNT (28moa)
3027 34mm STANDARD DOVETAIL MOUNT (18moa) - USE ON .338
6371 30mm MOUNT FOR PICATINNY RAIL (18moa)
2970 34mm STANDARD DOVETAIL MOUNT (28moa)
3436 34mm MOUNT FOR PICATINNY RAIL (28moa)
3108 34mm MOUNT FOR PICATINNY RAIL (18moa) - USE ON .338
5656 34mm MOUNT FOR PICATINNY RAIL (45moa) - USE ON .338 DOUBLE TURN SCOPE
4276 34mm MOUNT TO FIT AW50 PICATINNY RAIL (45moa)
4321 34mm/30mm REDUCING RINGS (set of 4) (4 hole)
4323 34mm/26mm REDUCING RINGS (set of 4) (4 hole)
5655 34mm MOUNT (45moa) - USE ON .338 DOUBLE TURN SCOPE
 
#13
read it but it doesnt seem to discuss the dovetail, I need better glasses as all I can see is rows of specs on rings but not the dovetail?
Well there's only two clamps on show and one looks like the bog standard 1/2"/12mm job and the others the modern nato thingy

Having never seen a wierd non standard one between the two I would bet it's a 12mm.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#14
Well if you had said 1/2 inch! Thanks I havent used the AI stuff, It was the L42 when I was in! Just curious as if I get a few of them in and there is no use for them!
 
#15
**** me why do people think you have mistical powers if you can mix and match your metric and imperial.

12mm is more like 1/2"-ish as it's just under but it's close enough.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#17
**** me why do people think you have mistical powers if you can mix and match your metric and imperial.

12mm is more like 1/2"-ish as it's just under but it's close enough.
Calm down, I was joking, the point is/was that the rail size isnt mentioned. Anyway thats what the question was and its answered. Thanks.
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#18
That's certainly the L96 scope brackets. However, before you buy, IIRC the bottom of the mount has a lug that sticks out that fits nicely into a corresponding hole on the sight rail so you can guarantee the sight goes back on in the same place. So it may not fit on your sight rail unless you drill a hole.
 
#20
I had been wondering if it was from the Parker Hale sniper rifles that were issued to some units for a short period but it seems others have ID'd it.
 

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