the scope mounted towards the back works for me. also, i had removed the 4-16x42 scope and forgotten about it. that scope is now on a Marlin 60.
This scope is a 4x32. it has been setting since early last year when i bought several rifles and swapped scopes around on them all.
Anyways, This scope mount is solid and does not ruin the value. Serial# 36969xx- Thanks.