From deep south Texas, I am having some real trouble finding a mount for a modified Springfield 1903. I bought this off a friend who knew he was giving me a good gun, but was missing a sight or a scope. I'm happy with either, but want to use this rifle to hunt, so I'd like to find a way to put something on it. The rifle has been tapped with two drill holes on top and in front of the chamber. It also has two drill holes on the right side but behind the chamber. I think, but what the heck do I know, that this rifle has been specially modified to fit a previous owner and as such they chose not to use a 'normal' mount. I'm just guessing. The area behind the chamber has a little 'bump' type curvature to it and it does not look like it allows for further modification. I think whoever had this weapon way back put some real money and personal taste into the rifle, but he/she has made it hard to replicate his work. I've shown this to three different gun stores in town and a few hunting buddies and everyone says, "great gun, no idea." I finally called weaver who gave me the stock answer for the 1903, which was the side mount #1. I ordered it, but the more I looked at it the less convinced I was that it was the right piece. I canceled the order. I am throwing myself at the mercy of all y'all's combined public knowledge and hope someone out there can guide me in the right direction. I've included pictures as appropriate. Thank you in advance. I don't want to spend another hunting season with my father-in-law's 243 and I think this weapon can become a family treasure if I can get it done right. thoughts? 'el vikingo'