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I have a low swing mount on a .270.  The original Weaver K6 is broken.  The mount requires a 1 inch tube and for the tube to be completely round on the left and bottom or for there to be a round portion of the scope for 3.5 inches.  What are my options?
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 I haven't seen one of those in years. I thought they went extinct!  A lot depends on what kind of rifle you have it mounted on as well as how far backward and forward it is, which will determine whether you can get something set up with the correct eye relief. I'm pretty sure there are at least a few good scopes that would work fine with it, but it's hard to make recommendations without having it in hand. I would suggest a different, more universal mounting system, but I know that you don't want to drill more holes, and I can't blame you. Your best bet in this case is probably to just take it to a reputable gunshop/gunsmith who carries at least a few brands of scopes, and have him select a few that would work for your needs, with your mount, and let you choose from them.

  Option # 2 is to find a good used K-6 to replace the one that broke. They are out there, for sure, but leave a lot to be desired, optically.

 Option # 3 is to have a machinist modify your base to the Picatinny style, but that would probably get costly fast, if it's even practical to do. You would also destroy any collector's value, if any, in a somewhat rare, obscure mount.

  Good luck, whatever you decide to do!

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 I was thinking that Pachmayr made one, but I don't know how it compares to the Weavers. The one I encountered swung to the shooter's left, and snapped back into shooting position with a couple spring clips engaging the base. Seemed to be pretty solid, but I didn't have a chance to try it out at the range.

 I don't know when or where my K-6 was made, but it is the dimmest scope I own. Maybe mine is a poor example. Thanks for calling me on my possibly unfair generalization of K-6s. I have used other Weaver products that were entirely satisfactory in every respect, within their respective price-ranges.

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If it's a Pachmayr Lo-Swing, it's a good mount.  I had one for a couple of decades, and it was good for 1.5 inch groups on a Remington 742 with handloads.  Peter Hathaway Capstick used this mount on a rifle and refers to in one of his books, as I recall.

 

This was one of the original "detachable" mounts.  It is somewhat heavy, but it locks down tight and keeps zero when properly installed.  Pachmayr has always provided top quality gear.  There are a couple of pins underneath the top section which can be filed to fit the mount to the individual rifle.  It may not work as well on another rifle if this was done.

 

It it's the Pachmayr Lo-Swing, you can unscrew the knurled ring on the side of the mount and take the scope off the rifle.  This will let you lay the scope on the counter and check it (and the mount) against other scopes you are considering for height and ring spacing.

 

If your rifle was factory drilled and tapped, you should be able to take off the Pachmayr and put on another mount without any trouble.  It was designated for specific rifles, and screwed right into the factory holes.  I installed mine without any trouble.

 

 

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Thanks for all the info.  The mount is a Pachmayr Low-Swing.  It is screwed to the receiver down the magazine well.  Because of this, the stock has been routed out on the left side.  As such, it would be best for appearances if I used the same mount (otherwise there would be a substantial gap left and holes in the receiver to fill).   I think the reason the rifle has the mount is that it is a FN Mauser Presentation Grade and has engraving where one would typically place the mounts. 

 

As for the K6, it is a nice piece of glass.  As I understand, Weaver has gone through many changes, but for the time period this gun was made (1949 or 1950), Weaver was one of the best.  The problem with them is that the scope is not sealed so the grease dries out and the a prone to breaking when adjusting after 50 plus years.

 

I know I can find a period appropriate scope.  I am looking for was a modern scope to fit.  At present, it appears that some Bushnell and Swift scopes fit.  However, as a Leupold VXIII guy, I have a hard time stepping down.

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I just saw one of these on a custom Mauser in 270. Gun has gorgeous wood and multi leaf folding rear irons. Very cool...but first time I've seen this mount! Tempting, but not sure about this mount. Still a pretty cool gun. May need to take a closer look this weekend.
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No big deal...they come off if you don't want them.  

Custom Mauser!!   Big Grin   
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Yeah, I wanted to look closer, but was in a rush. So based on this lo swing mount, do you guys think this gun was probably put together in the 50's?

Is it easy to take off? I'm assuming holes will need to be filled?
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Does this mount limit the scope choices? It doesn't look like it has much room to use a larger optic in front.
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I did not notice that it was mounted on the side.  Your rifle may not be tapped on top.  You could get the holes filled with screws, but you will still have the wood missing.  The early Weaver K6 had 32 mm objective....it didn't get bigger until 1963.  

You could continue to use the mounts with an appropriate scope.    
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Yes, I didn't get a chance to look at scope too closely. I'll have to go back. But I just remember it was TIGHT for bolt to move back and front was almost down touching barrel!

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