M48 mauser scope mounting problems/suggestions

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  1. sharpshooter5647

    sharpshooter5647 New Member

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    Hi I have a m48 mauser, and I'm wondering how to mount a scope on top of the receiver so the bolt handle clears

    The Bolt handle is bent
    I originally bought a .400 low turret mount, and that's too low
    I placed an order today for the Leupold 2 piece base and Leupold standard 1"high rings, which should give me 1.2-1.3 inches of clearance

    Will that'd base and ring set be enough to clear the boot handle?
    I have a VX-1 3x9 40mm scope if that helps


    And if that's not enough, what mounts would work?
     
  2. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    OK, You bought a low turret mount. From Who??? I've never heard of a .400 low turret. This is a true low turret. Bases are see through as original.
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    A simple solution would be a short side rail.
    German made Short side rail for Sweden. M41b
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  3. sharpshooter5647

    sharpshooter5647 New Member

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    Bought a low mount from Talley, it was the height from base to bottom of the ring was .400

    But will the Leupold setup work?
     
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    What bases did you buy?
     
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    Have you had the rear ring on the receiver gound yet. You need to for either base.
     
  7. sharpshooter5647

    sharpshooter5647 New Member

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    im sorry, im new to the guns, im not exactly sure what that means

    the first mount i bought, i didnt have to change the reciever shape or anything
     
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    At the rear of the receiver, there is a hump by the charger slot. That needs to be ground to allign correctly. The mounts are mounted w/ the hump ground, but not taken off.
     
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    The low turret should have also. In the future, ask questions 1st. It saves allot of heartache. BTW, If your smith is not a true Mauser smith, wait till you find one.
     
  12. sharpshooter5647

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    i did ask my question: Will the Leupold 2 piece base and rings be high enough for the bent bolt handle to clear? the ones i linked
    that was the question, i dont think i got an answer