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    Posted: December 30 2017 at 7:55am
My latest aquisition was a 1947 No 4 M2. Very bright bore. Furniture in great shape. Purchased a walnut cheek rest of eBay from England. (You guessed it, making a sniper clone.) Trying a scope mount I bout from the States. No tapping or drilling. Two piece, so the scope/mounts can be removed. Mount to gun very solid. Scope to mount loosens easily. Tried locktite, no luck. The two retaining screws are made to tighten by fingers. I'm going to try some hex head cap bolts. Any other ideas?
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What brand? Some are way, way better than others.
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FTR Farkezley. (Pardon my spelling. Research looks like it should be a decent rifle. Has the screw for the "modern" independent trigger assembly.
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I recently picked up an old Winchester pump shotgun. Cut the barrel 4", reamed it to fire steel, put a vent rib on. Was pretty rusty so I sanded it and painted the steel olive drab. Looks cool (to me anyways!) I'm thinking of painting the steel parts (and scope) OD on my sniper clone. Before I get jumped on, I had read that the British did this in WW2 to inhibit rust, so I think it is historically ok. Thoughts?
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............Pig..........

Photos would help you get an opinion or several.


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I meant the brand of the scope mount.
There are several & they all attach differently. The Method of attachment is determined by the brand of mount.
To be fair though there are subtle differences in different factories receivers that can be a problem with compatibility.
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Sorry. New to the site and computer illiterate. I got it from Brownells. CAD Technik. Again, my apologies...
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OK I thought that might be the one.
They are nice, but because they're so tall you'll definitely need that cheek piece. If your rifle is a Faz it should work fine but don't try one on a Savage because the rotational tilt grub screws need the diagonal face to work.


Which is coming loose? the 2 big thumbscrew knobs or the slot heads that attach the rail to the upper casting?

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Once I learn how to take pictures, I'll send them. It is the thumbscrew nobs. They are plastic, encasing the bolt. I'm going to try hex cap bolts and locktite. I've already installed a walnut cheekpiece I picked up one eBay, made in England from original factory jigs. The gun can shoot (so far two inch groups @100yd with old reloads I picked up at a gun show) just want a solid scope to gun platform.
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".....FTR Farkezley. (Pardon my spelling. Research looks like it should be a decent rifle. Has the screw for the "modern" independent trigger assembly......"

OK , the 'FTR' indicates it went through an arsenal refurb , brought to spec or upgraded , FAZ did both , 

however - 'Has the screw for the "modern" independent trigger assembly' leads me away from the upgrade as the "modern trigger assembly" would be hung from the receiver in a mk2 conversion , the "independent trigger assembly" was the earlier mkI & I* that was part of the trigger guard , 
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It is stamped 1947. Again, I'll work on getting some pics.
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I just started working on this one again. It's not FTR (that was a buddies gun). Mine says No 4 MK 2, 637PF304527. I have a Brownells scope mount on it but I believe under that it says Farkezley 1947. All #'s match (stock, mag, hardware, etc. Sorry for the confusion. Gotta learn how to take and post pics!
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IIRC the bolts are standard metric threads. What I did was to find a knurled knob bolt of the same spec & machined a couple of flats into the round knurled head. It gave me enough leverage to tighten them thoroughly.

Another fix might be star type lock washers under the heads.
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Did it work? Sounds like a good idea. Thought about the lock washers. Will give it a go. Have an old 4x Weaver Micro Trac on it. I would like a straight tube, but ouch!! Pushing $900 all in so far... Thanks for the help!
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Has anyone every had anything to do with Sun Optics scope mounts? My latest Enfield acquisition comes with one (not installed).
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The flats on the knurled big nut was a success. It allows you to apply enough torque so the threads bind a little.
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