View Full Version : Galil optics mount problem

11-14-2006, 11:32 AM
I purchased a supposed IMI Galil scope mount and am having problems getting it to lock on my rifle. It appears to be very well made and it looks like the standard 90 degree mounts Ive seen. It slides in the side mounting groove fine and seems to fit there. The problem is when I turn the lever to lock it the lever will only go about half way. It locks into place but the lever wont flip all the way over. Looking at the back of the mount I see a fairl large flat head screw which is the pressure point. It is a good bit bigger than the round recess in the side of the receiver. Anyone had this problem? Any ideas?

11-14-2006, 11:40 AM

11-14-2006, 04:17 PM
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11-14-2006, 05:41 PM
The indentation in the receiver is for the "knob" type mounts and does not affect the "throw lever" type. A good amount of force is usually required to bring the lever to rest in the correct position.

11-14-2006, 05:56 PM
Thanks a bunch. Ive got one of the knob type mounts on my 308 Galil so I wondered about that. I looked at a photo of the rear of another IMI mount and it showed a different device, one with a smaller head.

11-15-2006, 07:29 PM
there should be an allen screw on the bottom. you will need to adjust the allen screw and the nut under the throw lever. you will find the aluminum will not hold up very well in your steel receiver.

11-15-2006, 07:53 PM
You don't really need optics or lasers or silencers or anything fancy like that.

Just sneak up on 'em, real quiet like....and club 'em! :jester

11-15-2006, 09:33 PM
Some of the throw mounts like the one you have will not work on all Galils. The screw is larger than the indent on the reciever & therefore will not allow it to go in & let the lever go full travel. As stated a srew in type will work, but you have to be carefull & not overtighten it. It is rare but recievers have been cracked.