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I wonder if any of you Gun Forum folks can give me some advice. I have a Taylor's (Chiappa) 1892 Alaskan Takedown in .44 Magnum. It has quite a nice set of Skinner peep sites, but my aging eyes are starting to beg me to put a scope on it. The scope would be long eye relief, mounted forward in "scout rifle" configuration.

I could use some advise on the scope, but my primary concern is mounting it. The octagonal barrel is drilled in what the folks at Skinner call an "old Weaver pattern". The hole spacing for each of the rings is .860". I've not been able to track down a set of rings that will mount directly on an octagonal barrel with that spacing. I could have a piece of Picatinny rail cut and drilled and use Picatinny rings, but I'd prefer to avoid the weight and bulk. I assume that someone does make direct mount rings. The Taylor's web site shows the rifle with a scope (perhaps a Burris) mounted on what appear to be direct mount rings. I've measured the drill pattern and confirmed it with Skinner. I put a drawing, along with some stock images of the rifle, on the web here: 1892 Alaskan.

Any idea what I can do for rings for this thing? Thanks!
 

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The rings in the Taylor's photo are not 'direct mount'. The rings are mounted on Weaver two piece bases which in turn are mounted on the barrel.
 

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The rings in the Taylor's photo are not 'direct mount'. The rings are mounted on Weaver two piece bases which in turn are mounted on the barrel.
I think you're right. Bill Mullan from CAP Tactical were looking carefully at the image today. We decided that one of two things is true: 1) the mounts are two-piece or 2) the entire scope assembly was Photoshopped in from it's original home on a Remington 700. I'll call Weaver tomorrow.
 
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