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.

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