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Old 06-29-2018, 05:19 PM
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I recently purchased my first 44 mag. Can a smith mount a base to the screw on the strap just forward of the rear sights? It doesn't need to be a Burris just a single pane RD that will be easier for my eyes to pick up vs a scope of smaller tube RD. Thanks!
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Old 06-29-2018, 05:35 PM
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I recently purchased my first 44 mag. Can a smith mount a base to the screw on the strap just forward of the rear sights? It doesn't need to be a Burris just a single pane RD that will be easier for my eyes to pick up vs a scope of smaller tube RD. Thanks!
If you remove the rear sight the frame is already drilled and tapped for a base. This is on the newer Smith & Wesson's.

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Old 06-29-2018, 06:43 PM
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It's pretty much an either/or type of deal, unless you want to drill & tap the barrel for a picatinny rail or custom mount.
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:46 PM
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My S&W was created in 2014. Are there any limitations on what type of base can be attached?
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:24 AM
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Do a search here of the forum for the Allchin mounts . Neat little mount.
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Old 06-30-2018, 09:13 AM
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Thanks for the Allchin suggestion!
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Old 06-30-2018, 09:30 AM
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A member of the Smith & Wesson Forum, revolver_ph, makes a wonderful mount I have on three revolvers and can highly recommend.

Here's a link to a thread explaining the mounts and how to order them.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:45 AM
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The answer is yes. 617-6 with FF2.

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Any type of base for the early un drilled and taped N-frame that doesn’t mar the finish?
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Old 07-01-2018, 05:12 PM
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No. The fix for that is to get it drilled and tapped like the new ones.
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:46 PM
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Any type of base for the early un drilled and taped N-frame that doesn’t mar the finish?
B square on E-bay they have a couple

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Old 07-01-2018, 07:16 PM
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I have used the B Square mounts, and they will not stay on anything bigger than a .22, the recoil shears off the little front screw that holds it and you will wind up having it drilled out and being re-tapped, possibly for a larger screw. I have had this happen on a K 38. They will mar the finish.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:22 PM
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I didn't say they worked well. Just that they are available.
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I have used the B Square mounts, and they will not stay on anything bigger than a .22, the recoil shears off the little front screw that holds it and you will wind up having it drilled out and being re-tapped, possibly for a larger screw. I have had this happen on a K 38. They will mar the finish.
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:49 PM
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I have used the B Square mounts, and they will not stay on anything bigger than a .22, the recoil shears off the little front screw that holds it and you will wind up having it drilled out and being re-tapped, possibly for a larger screw. I have had this happen on a K 38. They will mar the finish.
Had a B-square no-driil mount on a Python(357) with a 2x scope for a long time. Never had any problems.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:42 PM
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I’ve got one of these with a Fastfire on a 686 and works very well. No issues with coming loose with full magnum loads.

Scope Mounts WEIG-A-TINNY<sup>®</sup> Weaver Picatinny Style Base
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:01 AM
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Got a picture? I don't see how it would mount to a 686.
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:40 AM
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Remove rear sight and mounts with supplied screws.

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Old 07-02-2018, 11:51 AM
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OK. That doesn't look like the one that comes up in the link with the 3 buttons on the side. I guess you have to go find the S&W specific ones.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:13 PM
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OK. That doesn't look like the one that comes up in the link with the 3 buttons on the side. I guess you have to go find the S&W specific ones.
Here’s a video of it

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Old 07-02-2018, 01:07 PM
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That mount makes sense. The one with the buttons didn't.
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:36 PM
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I have this mount that I think I used on a previous 629. The front screw puts tension on the barrel rib. The long screw goes into the forward rear sight hole which is pretty tiny.
I’m hoping to mount an Ultra Dot which weighs less than 6 oz.
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Old 07-02-2018, 03:13 PM
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Good luck with that. The forward screw is going to mar your gun. Drill it, tap it, enjoy it!
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Old 07-02-2018, 03:23 PM
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That’s what I’m thinking too. I think you put a plastic or lead bb under the screw to lessen the maring. Still a couple holes under the rear sight shouldn’t matter too much to the next owner.
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:28 PM
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I would much rather have the factory pattern holes under the rear sight than a marred finish or worse yet divots in the steel. Unless you have a NIB un-fired gun with high collector value I can't see how drilling and tapping will devalue your gun. Since you're shooting it it's value is already determined.
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