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ackks
October 29, 2008, 10:26
I found two options...not sure if one is a better choice than the other. I do like the second option because I wouldn't have to remove the rear sight.


S&K which replaces the rear sights

http://www.floridagunworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=FG&Product_Code=1243&Category_Code=M1+SM

or this mini scount mount which goes in place of the hand guard

http://www.amegaranges.com/M1Garand.php

dfletcher
October 29, 2008, 22:51
I have the S &K & tried it out, decided against using it really just based on appearance and instead added a Lyman peep rear and Redfield globe front instead - there's a threaded M1 rear sight available with a threaded hole where the standard peep would be, the Lyman screws right in.

Anyway, the S & K is solid (unlike the B-Square piece of .....) and a large bolt goes laterally through the sight base and the scope base. It sock down really tight, I had to remove some metal from the scope base and do a little fitting for the thing to fit, I suppose that's better than it being loose.

The scope base does sit off to the left, I shoot left handed & didn't have any problem so RH should have no problem.

What I didn't like - only two weaver slots in the scope base. And you have to use a set screw to set the scope base level front to back. If you remove it, then try to remount I figure your chances of having it right on is pretty slim. I suppose some sort of marking can be done, I didn't want to do that. And I can't quite recall, but I think you have to turn the scope turrets from right to left in order to load the en bloc clip.

If I were going to have an M1 dedicated to using the scope I think it would work but, having only one (forgive me) I want to be able to use iron sights.

Will+1
November 19, 2008, 10:02
The Ameega is the shit if you want a scout type mount. I have one on a rifle and it's WAAAY better than the shitty scout mount that Springfield puts on their M1a's. I've sheared the screws (recoil?) on one of the Springfield mounts, never had a problem with the Ameega.

Have a Burris 2.5 on mine and it has been great for about 3 years now.

W.E.G.
November 19, 2008, 10:47
Florida Gun Works?

I don't think so.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=florida+gun+works+fraud&btnG=Google+Search