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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 10/30/2001 6:48:00 AM EST
Just wondering, some ACOG scopes comes with a Flattop Adapter, and my mini-14 has a Weaver mount.

Are the flattop specs the same as a weaver spec?
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 8:13:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2001 8:10:28 AM EST by Quarterbore]
NO, the weaver mount is not the same thing. When we refer to a "Flat Top" or "Picatinny rail", we are actually refering to a rail system that is made to Military Standard 1913 (Mil-Std-1913).

Weaver rails used a smaller cross slot then the Mil-Std-1913 and while you can use most Weaver rings on Mil-Std-1913 rails, you can NEVER use a Mil-Std-1913 Ring on a weaver base!

The proper name for the rail is the "Mil-Std-1913 Rail" and NOT Picatinny as seems to be all so common in these forums!

Here is some PDF Files that will help!



Now... as for that scope fitting a mini-14. It all depends on how the mount works. I can't advise ifit will mount or not but you can compare the specs in the documents above to see how close your base is to mil-std-1913!
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 9:55:21 AM EST
Thanks for the info.

Page 8 shows the dimensions, which is what I was looking for. Just for the fun of it, I will compare this to my weaver mount. It does look close, but that's usually not enough.
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