Scope Mounting An Airgun Dovetail Receiver

Were all gunsmithing jobs without challenge perhaps there would be little need for our services. This wasn’t the case while scope mounting one of the modern precision airguns requiring mounting modification.

by Norman E. Johnson

The airgun brought to me was a modern, high-velocity .177 caliber model with a fully rifled eighteen inch barrel. The rifle featured an under-barrel cocking lever. While the gun bore no name, it showed excellent workmanship.

One little problem arose, however, as I tried a standard 3/8-inch dovetail on the slotted receiver. It wasn’t even close to a fit.

 

Read more in our February 2012 issue. Back issues are available.

Don’t miss a single issue. Subscribe today!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: