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Old 05-29-2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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Basically what I am looking for is a scope mount for my Mauser that would attached on the left side branching off to the left then pivoting to the right over the barrel like where a normal scope would be. The main reason is so I can use a scope, then be able to pivot the scope away so I can still use the iron sights. Anyway to do this?

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Old 05-29-2011, 01:28 PM   #2
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There are reproduction Short and long side rail mounts that don't pivot, but slide on a rail to remove. They will return to zero when re-installed, you can use irons w/ scope mounted also. German high and low turret mounts also allow the use of Iron sights as they are see through.
Swede 1950's commercail long side rail:

German High Turret:

Swede short side rail (German pattern):


All will work on a large ring. The German style long side rail will not mount to all 98 pattern rifles.

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So with the German high turret mount, can I take off the scope and go back to the iron sites?

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The sights are see through. You don't even need to remove the scope. The side mounts are better though, they give you a full sight picture w/ irons. High turret mounts limit the sight picture.

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I don't really like the scope on the side, that's why I was asking if the high turret will work with what I'm thinking of, taking off the scope and using the iron sights, high turret will work?

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Yes! Be careful of the ones made here in the U.S. They will need to be milled to fit correctly. The hump at the rear of the receiver needs to be milled down with any high or low turret mount. Side mounts use only a template to line the holes up when drilled and tapped. Side mount cost for smith, 3 holes drilled and tapped. Between $20.00 and 30.00 per hole.
Turret mount, Mounts milled for correct fit: $40.00 to 60.00. Silver soldered to correct zero: 60.00. Drilled and tapped: 20.00 to 30.00 per hole, 4 holes. Receiver hump milled down, $40.00. Reblue the receiver: 20.00
Side mount is much cheaper, 60.00 to 90.00 for the smith.
Turret is $240.00 on the low side just for the smith. If you get one that has never done it you have a 50/50 chance it will not zero correctly. You also need the correct scope for the turret rings. Scope needs to be disassembled, soldered in place, reblued and reassembled. Add another $80.00. Aluminum body scopes won't work, it has to be steel. A repro turret rifle is not for shallow pockets.
My bases and rings came from Austria, $250.00. But they are correct.

You could always go w/ Weaver bases and see through rings.

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Ok thank you, the scope would be a zeiss scope

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