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Old 02-16-2017, 08:42 PM
brooktrout brooktrout is offline
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Default M1D scope mount

I just got a hold of a G.I. M1D mount, threads are good on the screw, however, I've heard about the nightmares of people accidentally going to far with them and ruining the threads. I know their supposed to be hand tight but hand tight is a pretty general term. For those who are fortunate to have theirs set up already, any advise as to how tight I should actually tighten the mount down?

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Old 02-16-2017, 09:05 PM
Kansasbobcat Kansasbobcat is offline
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Default M1D mount

Finger tight you cannot strip the thraeds. Use no tools.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:27 PM
bluecar bluecar is offline
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Congrats on finding one.

I'm still on the hunt.

Any chance your source had a second one ?

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Old 02-17-2017, 09:43 PM
lapriester lapriester is offline
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Install the mount loosely, then push down hard on the top and hand tighten the knob. With a USGI mount that's all that should be necessary. The first step is the one most people, that find their mount rocks, forget to do. It's critical that the "tabs" on the top of the mount are in full contact with the top of the block.
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:22 PM
brooktrout brooktrout is offline
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Thanks, this is all good information!

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