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Hi,
I was wondering if anyone could identify these scope rings.  I need  pair for a recreation I am doing.  Time period ~ 1979. 



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Isn´t that Weaver (or a Weaver-clone) ?
The screws and the rest of the bottom halves shrieks WEAVER, the top halves are nowadays made of "bent plate".
I´ll have a look in my "old ring box" and return......
 
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They look like weavers to me as well.
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Thanks guys.  I was thinking Weaver as well but I'm coming up empty.  I'm wondering if they could be of foreign manufacture.
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Sorry, by foreign, I meant non-US.
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Clutch,
 
I found a matching pair in the "old ring box". They have no markings, the big locking screw looks the same as the more recent Weaver rings. The 4 small screws to the top half doesn´t look like the more recent "bent plate" type screws. (different head and recess for screwdriver)
It could be a Weaver-clone, I know Sako once made Weaver-like rings but I don´t have any to compare with in my box.
 
Found some Weaver hinged flip-to-side rings in the box that I had totally forgot about Loco
There was a guy looking for that type to a "project- rifle" - nice find Wink
 
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Looks like "Wide View" brand to me.  They made/make a VERY similar weaver style ring.
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Excellent find and leads! 
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Originally posted by magshooter1 magshooter1 wrote:

Looks like "Wide View" brand to me.  They made/make a VERY similar weaver style ring.
I mis-recollected they are most probably Kwik Site brand rings.
 
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Thanks!  That KS-350 looks really close!  I might be able to get some old Weaver knobs to use on those guys.

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Got the Kwik-site rings.  They are close but not a match.  I'm disappointed that the pics on their site are misleading.


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Did you try looking for vintage rings on some of the auction sites?  Don't know why I didn't suggest this before.
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I've tried Ebay and Gunbroker.  Are there any other good ones?
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A uction A rms is another.  Local gunshows sometimes also are good places to find vintage rings like these.
 
I am assuming we won't get in trouble mentioning the other sites as we are discussing something SWFA doesn't carry.
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