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Old 06-02-2012, 19:02   #1
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What Scope Mount is This???

FOlks, I have looked the world over to find the name and make of this scope rail. A couple of years ago I found it and it was priced at 160.00. What I'm trying to do is find the manufacturer and maybe talk to them about this rail, and maybe producing it later on.
It's mounted on a 184 series, made in 85. Thanks for any and all your help


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Old 06-02-2012, 19:21   #2
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I can't say that I've seen them all. Maybe now I have. That's an interesting mount with the intigrated peep.
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Old 06-02-2012, 19:30   #3
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You are absolutely correct. It is a functional Peep in case the scope fails due to damage. I use the Aperture more than the Scope. Keep the comments coming folks, I want to figure this little Scope rail out
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WASP sight

I Have one like it,but missing peep.
look at the post from magnomark on this this link.
Who made this

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Thanks Folks,

Looks like it is a Wasp Sighting System used in Law Enforcement and released in the early 80's for Civilian use. Thank again
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That looks to be a Williams appeture or similar, if you wanted to replace it TFL.
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Oh, yeah, I have alot of firearms that use Lymans
and williams peeps. This Sighting System will not accept them in my humble experience> the threading is oddball. Take care folks!!
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Oh, yeah, I have alot of firearms that use Lymans
and williams peeps. This Sighting System will not accept them in my humble experience> the threading is oddball. Take care folks!!
Could you tell me what the threading is on the sight for the peep. Also what size the hole that is in the Peep
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Look up "aperturesnmore.com". They offer several apertures and adapters with various threads.
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I would like to get one close to the stock one, and it would help knowing what it is threaded for.
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Yes it is the "Wasp" sighting system.They are ok but should have a block on top of the reciever over the bolt forward lugs as the "pinch" over the rear sight area can get loose.The rear aperature is a PITA-as made from the factory -as the tube thickness that threads into the adjustment block is very thin.I have twisted both of mine off with bare hands and had to remake something a bit stronger to go in its place.If I had my own shopsmith-I would recreate the unit with a few more solid features.All in all it works-just a little fragile for a utility firearm part!
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Tim,
I'm only in the beginning stages of gunsmithing, Will get out the micrometer and see if I cannot measure them for you. I'll Keep you posted. To the other folks reagarding the dexterity of the rail. I'd say it isn't bad. It's not the most precision piece of equipment made but then again what in the military is hahaha.

I'm Selling mine. I just replaced the Wasp with a TechSights Rear sight simply bc I don't like having a scope on this rifle. It's for mainly riding along on the tractor for coyotes, and home self defense. Less Gadgets are better. I will say that over the course of 3 years of weekly carry in the woods, on the farm, and in and out of the truck, wife knocking it over in the closet it held zero through all of it. Upon disassembly (literally took about 2 minutes) I found there was no loctite on the threads and it didn't mar the receiver that much. I'd say the mount is made well. But that's just my .02cents

I had bought the rifle for 450$ (184-xxx) simply because I noticed the mount was unique. Turned out the mount new sold for 160.00, Although that's nice and all I'm gonna sell it for less but more than the other side mounts you find on-line for pre 2005 models. I did manage to create a blue print and measurements for later manufacturing. When I make one it will have the Rear Williams standard peep threads so It may be readily replaced. Also this unit should be about a 100$ mount when made. It will be very cheap to reproduce. The most expensive part will be creating the peep adjust system. The rest is just good welding and a Drill press work. Take care folks and see ya'll around
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