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Rear-sight dovetailed-collar (maker unknown)
Aug 19th, 2018 at 5:55am
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I noticed this open rear-sight collar for sale, with a used commercial Krag stock, on ebay.

I don't know who made it, possibly Sedgley (?), with the "S" marking on the band.
  
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Re: Rear-sight dovetailed-collar (maker unknown)
Reply #1 - Aug 19th, 2018 at 7:29am
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Interesting alternative then actually dovetailing the barrel!
  
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Reply #2 - Aug 19th, 2018 at 2:55pm
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Yes, but, they would have gouged the stock and tossed the hand-guard.

Your dovetail is fortunately hidden by an original rear-sight.

Usually, the hobbyist dovetail destroys one of the tapped holes.
  
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Reply #3 - Aug 19th, 2018 at 3:24pm
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Rodger That!!!
  
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Re: Rear-sight dovetailed-collar (maker unknown)
Reply #4 - Aug 19th, 2018 at 5:58pm
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That's actually the anchoring point for a Miller Kodiak Mount.  The S is for Springfield.  Somewhere out there there are similar ones for the Krag barrel taper.  Some of their collars had the male dovetail that anchors the leaf spring of the mount machined on it.  Others have the female slot that a double male went into.  I find the double males upon occasion.
  
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Reply #5 - Aug 19th, 2018 at 8:56pm
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'madsenshooter' - Thanks for identifying the mount/part origin.
  
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Re: Rear-sight dovetailed-collar (maker unknown)
Reply #6 - Aug 20th, 2018 at 6:23pm
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Noticed the collar is barrel shaped to lessen the visible modification to the stock. Good anchor point for a forward hold down also.
  
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Re: Rear-sight dovetailed-collar (maker unknown)
Reply #7 - Aug 23rd, 2018 at 3:30pm
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I think those for Krags were also marked by Miller, with a K of course.  I have ran across several homemade ones for various tapers.
  
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