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KingLear35 12-28-2009 04:38 PM

Mossburg 500 Weaver scope mount
I just received a Weaver scope mount for my 12 ga Mossberg 500. Unfortunately, at the barrel end of the mount you remove a very thin, flat headed screw and the replacement screw is more of a pan headed screw. The panheaded screw sticks up too high and won't allow the receiver to close. Has anyone else experienced this problem. Tried to call Weaver but they are off for the holidays until Jan 4. Surely they have the proper screw. But wondered if this was a common problem.

Happy New Year

stalkingbear 12-28-2009 08:54 PM

Are you SURE it's the right screw for that hole? I'm assuming when you say too high you mean too low into the action? The previous poster is right-just grind/file the screw down to the proper length.

KingLear35 01-01-2010 03:13 PM

Is it the right screw? I appreciate the attention to the obvious. It is amazing how often an electrical appliance problem can be fixed by simply plugging it in. However, in this case, not only and I sure it is the right screw... it is the only screw provided.

As to filing, yes that of course is an option. But, even if I weren't tired of modifying brand new products to make them work as promised, I do not need o "file it to length". I am going to have to file the head of the screw. The screw is not too long. The head is too thick. I am not even sure that the slot in the head is cut deep enough to take the needed metal off and still have a slot. The screw is started from inside the receiver and it is the head of the screw that is blocking the action. I have enough projects at the momment and an hoping Weaver will provide the proper screw when they all get back from vacation on Mon.

Thanks for the responses. Have a great 2010.

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