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Posted: 9/15/2010 4:35:30 AM EST
I love this little rifle, but hate the short sight radius.

So after much research about scope mounts and not finding anything I liked, I found this.
The Special Interest Arms mount is exactly what I was looking for.

I got the mount in the mail Monday and "set" it together for some pictures before I send it to the 'smith to be drilled and tapped.

Rifle: Ishapore 2A1 Gibbs Carbine 7.62 X 51
Mount: SIA Enfield No 1/2A
Scope: For now, Weaver K2.5

I haven't decided if I will leave it like this or do a few more mods to make it lighter and leaner. I like this look though.

Range report at a later date.

Link Posted: 9/15/2010 4:48:20 AM EST

Could you shoot a couple of close-ups of the setup?

I have a standard Ishy 2A. That mount has some potential.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 5:01:39 AM EST
I'm out the door to work right now, but I'll take some more pics tonight.

Meanwhile, here's the thread where I first read about these mounts. There are some close ups of the No 4 mount there.

Link Posted: 9/15/2010 5:02:10 PM EST
Pics as promised:

Ejection port side:

Front of the mount clears the handguard:

Rear of mount on the charger bridge:

Looking down at the mounting holes:

Sights can be seen through the U channel:

What comes in the box: Mount. Screws. Instructions.

Hope that helps. Richard says that he tried to copy Weavers mounting holes so if you are replacing a TO-1 mount it will fit with no fuss.

It looks very good to me. I can't wait to get it mounted and take it deer hunting!

Link Posted: 9/15/2010 9:11:59 PM EST

How wide is the rear screw compared to the width of the tang that it would go through?
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 2:48:12 AM EST
The thinnest point of the charger bridge is 6.52 mm.

The OD of the screw threads are 3.45 mm

The depth of the steel where it would be d&t'd is 6 mm

Looks like plenty of steel to me.


Link Posted: 9/16/2010 3:55:51 AM EST
Thanks for the pics. D&T the receiver is a deal breaker in my case.
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 4:17:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2010 4:42:20 AM EST by MNJack762]
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Thanks for the pics. D&T the receiver is a deal breaker in my case.

I hear ya. I have two other 2A1's that I don't want to D&T as well. This one is already "sporterized" by Gibbs and I want to hunt with it.

I have been unimpressed with the reviews for the no drill mounts, and they all require you to cut a groove in the stock for the band that wraps the receiver. To me altering the stock isn't really any better than drilling the receiver.

I think I'll try this on my other ones.

Good luck,


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