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Old 12-17-2017, 10:24 PM
lapriester lapriester is offline
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Then again, it could be one of the Italian ones that were being sold several years ago. The good part is that they were every bit as good as USGI mounts. You might try and contact Andy from Italy and ask him. I believe he was selling them back then.

andy ita.

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Old 12-18-2017, 10:32 PM
Twinson Twinson is offline
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That is not a repro mount. These are all USGI mounts. The bottom three are unissued. You can see some minor differences in them. Two I can see where the threads almost poke thru the mount side, so it is totally possible that a bad casting was used on the one shown from the OP. Or it could be an early or late one. The repros up to this time have had cast marks that were seen on all repros in a certain spot if you know where to look. I do not see those casting marks on the OP's picture. Lets not forget that a number of companies made these for the US Gov't from time to time. Just look at the critical mounting surfaces and you will have your answer as to real or repro. Hope the pictures help..

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