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A 6.5x55 Match Rifle
The rifle had never been fitted with a scope, so I drilled and tapped the receiver for a Tasco "World Class" one-piece base. Although these are no longer produced, they are just what is needed for a Mauser. They have two screws for and aft, unlike most one-piece bases and will fit a 98 style action and a 1903 Turk. The downside is that the rear hole spacing is not standard.
This is the mount fitted to the action. Note the two "posts" or "turrets,Ý Ý Ý front and rear.
The lower half of the ring fits over the post and is secured with two hex-head socket screws.
You can see the heads of the socket screws sticking out on either side of the lower half of the ring.
Because of by paranoia of loose scope bases, I once again felt compelled to silver solder the base in place. I also added a 0.022-inch shim in the rear. To see why the shim was needed, and how it's thickness was determined, check this out.
The bluing was removed from the underside of the mount where the mount would contact the receiver. This was done with a small wheel in a Fordom/Dremel tool. At the same time the wheel was passed over both sides of the shim (seen above) and the receiver.
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