Will Picatinny Mount Fit Weaver Rail

Yes, because both Weaver and Picatinny rails use a similar mounting system.

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A Weaver rail is a type of firearm rail that is commonly used on rifles and shotguns. It is named after its inventor, William Weaver, who designed the rail in the early 1900s. The Weaver rail is a T-shaped rail that has a slot in the center for attaching a scope or other optic. The rail is attached to the firearm with screws, and the optic is attached to the rail with a clamping system. The Weaver rail is a very versatile system that allows for a wide variety of optics to be attached to a firearm.

Let’s read Some FAQs

1. Will Picatinny Mount Fit Weaver Rail

Because the Picatinny locking slot width is 0.206 in (5.232 mm) vs the . 180 width of the Weaver, and the spacing of slot centers is 0.394 in (10.008 mm). Because of this, with devices that use only one locking slot, Weaver devices will fit on Picatinny rails, but Picatinny devices will not always fit on Weaver rails.

2. Is a Weaver mount the same as Picatinny?

The Picatinny rail is very similar to the Weaver design, but they do not exactly interchange. The Weaver mounting rails have slots that are . 180” wide and do not necessarily have a consistent spacing between the grooves.

3. Is Weaver rail same as dovetail?

Colloquially, the term dovetail rail usually refer to any straight mounting bracket with an inverted trapezoid (dovetail) cross-section (though the hexagonal-profiled Weaver rail and Picatinny rail are also derivative dovetail designs) running parallel to the bore for mounting a scope or diopter sight to a rifle.

Final Word

The Picatinny mounting system is a widely used standard for attaching accessories to firearms. The Weaver mounting system is a similar system that is also commonly used. The two systems are not compatible with each other, so a Picatinny mount will not fit on a Weaver rail.

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