I wanted to put a scope onto an old 303 (1942 No1 Mk3*), but didn’t want to drill any holes, or otherwise alter the action. The rifle is already sporterised, but the action is still un-molested.
Started with 25x25 steel bar.
Milled the top and sides.
Milled the dove tails using a specially ground bit.
Now the cross slots in the top.
Underneath done. Also has clamp and front loop done.
After phosphating (parkerizing).
Fitted to the rifle.
Scope in place. This scope is a very old wire reticle, variable zoom Nikko scope that was made in Japan. I like the thought of an old scope fitting for an old action, even though the action is probably older than the scope of 2 or 3 decades.