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Old 02-06-2017, 10:17 PM
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Default 03A4 7/8" Scope Rings

I purchased these back in the early 80s for a project rifle that ended up using a Weaver 330 with 3/4" rings. At the time of purchase these were advertised as USGI 03A4 rings. Can anyone confirm that these are real or reproduction? Either way, can you also give an estimated value?

The shine in the photos is from light reflections on the oil coating. These rings are NOS and the screws have never been removed.







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Old 02-10-2017, 02:04 PM
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I don't believe the military used vertical split 7/8 rings, only horizontal split so I'd have to say these are commercial.
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Old 02-13-2017, 04:00 PM
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I don't believe the military used vertical split 7/8 rings, only horizontal split so I'd have to say these are commercial.
In Brophy's 'The Springfield 1903 Rifles' there are pictures of vertical split Redfield rings used for the M73B1 (Weaver 330C) and M81/M82 (Alaskan), page 511 and 512.

I suspect they probably use both the Horizontal and Vertical rings.
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:06 PM
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Thanks,

John Beard thinks they are original but refinished.
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