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Marlin model 97 scope base

338magnut338magnut Member Posts: 761 ✭✭✭
edited July 2018 in Ask the Experts
Anyone tell me what scope bases fit a Marlin model 97 .22 lr? I have looked at some reference charts but can't find this model. Any info is always appreciated.


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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    According to the Blue Book, if your rifle is a original Model 1897? It would date to the 19th Century, (1897-1922). Unlikely to have been factory drilled for scope. If it was later D & T'd, by a local gunsmith. No telling what scope bases he used?

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    You might consider getting, what are called, "blank", (no holes). Bases from Brownells. And having a competent gunsmith. Drill them, to match the D & T'd holes, in the Model 1897.
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    charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 6,579 ✭✭✭
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    kimikimi Member Posts: 44,723 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Some popular scopes during the 1897's era of manufacture were the Malcolm, Stevens, and Winchester A-5. Each of these manufacturers made their own scope bases. The 1897 was drilled and tapped for a tang sight and for a Hepburn receiver sight. The later * and Lyman scope bases fit the Winchester A-5 scope mounts.
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