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Leupold s&w 52 mount screws

Post by Bpjunkie on 6/27/2018, 5:25 pm

I posted this question on the Smith & Wesson forum and somebody advised me to maybe put it here. I have a grip Mount from leupold for a Smith & Wesson Model 52, unfortunately all I have is the mount, I do not have the 2 screws that replace pins or screws in the frame. I contacted leupold and they were unable to help at all. Does anybody have any information on what the screws are and where I can possibly come up with a set?

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Re: Leupold s&w 52 mount screws

Post by LenV on 6/27/2018, 8:13 pm

They are just pan head screws that are only long enough to barely make it thru the mount. I had mine on for several months and one 900 match. I didn't like the height above the rail and decided to replace it with a BME mount. Imagine my consternation when in that short of time it had removed the finish on the 52 under the mount. I have looked for it here in the shop but can't seem to find where I threw it. Some pictures might be helpful if you don't care to much about what it looks like removed.



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Re: Leupold s&w 52 mount screws

Post by Bpjunkie on 6/27/2018, 8:17 pm

I understand about the grip screws, just not sure about the other two " special " screws. Don't know the length or thread pitch. I kind of got screwed buying the mount not knowing what was missing. I do like the mount on yours. Thanks

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Re: Leupold s&w 52 mount screws

Post by STEVE SAMELAK on 6/27/2018, 9:58 pm

The screws in question are particular to the mount.
If you're not concerned about ruining the finish I may have a pair lying about, but I'd go with the BME mount if I had to have a scope.
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Re: Leupold s&w 52 mount screws

Post by Bpjunkie on 6/28/2018, 4:25 am

I would be interested in the screws, if for nothing else but trying the mount. It would also be nice to have the mount complete.

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Re: Leupold s&w 52 mount screws

Post by mikemyers on 6/28/2018, 8:04 am

You might find this useful:

http://www.bullseyeforum.net/t6047-leupold-optical-sight-mount-for-sw-model-52

I posted a copy of the instructions, but Len pretty much explained everything.

I haven't done anything with the kit since then - I got my cataracts repaired, and I'm now using the stock steel sights.
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Post by LenV on 6/28/2018, 1:03 pm

Just in front of my grips (trigger pin) you can see what the Leupold mount did to my 52.

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Post by Bpjunkie on 6/28/2018, 4:31 pm

Nice clean target. I see the shiny wear spot. Damn. If I can come up with a set of screws to go with amount maybe I'll just get rid of it as a complete mount and go with the one that replaces the rear sight

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Re: Leupold s&w 52 mount screws

Post by Bpjunkie on 7/4/2018, 9:57 am

If anybody wants to part with a set of the special screws that replace the pins in the frame, pm me please.

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Re: Leupold s&w 52 mount screws

Post by mikemyers on 7/4/2018, 10:23 am

I forget how much I paid for the complete kit I got from Opticsplanet, but if you'd like to buy it from me, if I haven't gotten around to installing it in all this time, I doubt I ever will.  

Or, if you wait a couple of weeks, I can take a photo of the parts, measure the length of the screws, and use a set of calipers to measure the OD of the screws - but unless I can measure the threads with a tool I haven't seen in ages, I don't know how I could do that.  I will look around for the tool - it's a "thread gage" (probably a different name), and once you have that information, you can probably buy the screws, maybe McMaster Carr??  

I don't like the idea of wearing away the finish on my M-52, and now that I've had my cataracts repaired, maybe I can still eventually shoot this gun well using the stock sights.  

Selling you my whole kit is easy - but if I can get you the information on the screws, that would cost you far less.  (Actually, I think I now have two complete kits.....). I will try to take photos either today/tomorrow, or in about 10 days when I return.
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Re: Leupold s&w 52 mount screws

Post by mikemyers on 7/4/2018, 10:43 am

Here is a photo of the kit, and  a close up photo of the screws.  Sorry, they are specially made for this kit, not standard screws.  
If I can find my thread gage, I will measure the screws for you.

I also copied the instructions:



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Re: Leupold s&w 52 mount screws

Post by Magload on 7/4/2018, 12:08 pm

I bought one of those also.  I was hoping it was better then the other brand I had bought about a year earlier.  It wasn't.  Puts the scope to high and removes blueing.  Gun must of had one on before I bought it off of Gun Broker as it only had the base of the iron sight and the start of blueing wearing off.  Good thing was it greatly reduced what I had to pay for the gun.  I don't shoot very well so I still like good looking grips and this didn't look good or feel good.  Went with BME also.  Don
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