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Apr 14th, 2018 at 6:23pm
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Sorry, I know this has been addressed but a couple of searches failed to bring it up. What I think I remember: the 1903 sling swivel screw (front, back, either?) can be used to mount the Redfield 'No-Drill' sight. Is this correct?

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Reply #1 - Apr 14th, 2018 at 7:17pm
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1903 Springfield and Krag rifle rear barrel-band/swivel screws and Stacking-Swivel screws can be made to serve as side-plate screws to hold the 'no-drill' Redfield sight in place.

Sometimes, these swivel screws have had their tip 'mushroomed'. This has to be cleaned up or it is difficult to start the screw into the side-plate hole.

(This is no big deal because the screw has to be shortened a bit anyways).

Also, the diameter, of some of the screw shank, has to be reduced between where the threads end and the screw head. This is so the screw can enter the tapped receiver hole, deep enough, to clamp the Redfield base against the side-plate.

I have made such diameter adjustments by 'chucking' the screw-threads lightly in my Power Drill and holding a small File against the shank as it turns.

(Years ago, I bought some Replica swivel-screws that I could alter without feeling guilty. Now, I'm almost out of them and can't find more).

Photo contrasting screws. 2nd photo shows why rear barrel-band screw is better candidate.
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 15th, 2018 at 2:37pm
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Thank you Sir!

Numrich has listed reproduction screws here => (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)

I have one on order and fingers are crossed.
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 15th, 2018 at 2:55pm
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Here is a picture, (before & after), showing altered repro screw.

I do it by 'eyeball'. Works for me.
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 2:13pm
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Nicely done!

We'll see if mine turns out as neat.

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Reply #5 - Apr 19th, 2018 at 11:19pm
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Hi from Carbon Outlaw .... I know of your delema .. I went to home depot to find screws and came up short ... I spent a lot of time development a way to make screws for the redfield no drill sights ... 70 kt sight and 102 sight ... I'm not sure but I think there is a way to look at my posts I did in the past years it explain a way to make your own screws ... Thanks Carbon Outlaw ...
  
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