Originally Posted by Handyman
I bought some cheap rings that are supposed to mount on the 3/8" grooved rail on my Marlin Model 795. The problem is when I tighten the rings onto the grooves the rings are off center and crooked, I have tried mounting with the screw on both sides and turnng the clamp on the rings but nothing seems to work. Any ideas? The rings are FM brand.
50/50 chance that it ain't the rings.
First, Micrometer check the rings...and test for true as well...Brownell's has a scope mounting kit that is invaluable.
Now for the Other Possibility...
A run of 795's had horrible 3/8'ths rails...instead of measuring .43 all the way, they measure from .44-.46
Of course, that means nothing will fit properly on the rail...until it's resolved.
Take a digital micrometer, and measure every centimeter or so...if you get anything other than .43 all the way down, you got a goofed one.
Choices are...send it back to Marlin, where they'll fix it & return it to ya...
OR if it's out of warranty, DIY with a triangle file & some black Krylon to clean it up after.
Even if it's out of warranty, I'd still call Marlin first...you never know...
At least it's a fairly easy fix...just a bloody annoying one.
I'm hoping the new Factory in Illion, NY will resolve this sort of thing with the new toolings.