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Rifles With 3/8″ Dovetail Mounting Surface

In the United States, the 3/8” dovetail is the prevalent standard among dovetail designs, contrasting with Europe’s more common 11 mm dovetail. These rails are typically found on small caliber (rimfire) rifles, air rifles, and some centerfire rifles used in sports and tactical applications.

Dovetail designs allow for the installation of mounts without the need for screws, as the mounts clamp onto the rail securely enough to withstand recoil. Many 3/8” dovetails also incorporate a recoil lug, providing additional resistance against the recoil, a feature particularly valuable in centerfire rifles. Some rifles equipped with a 3/8” dovetail also have holes drilled into the receiver. This allows users to choose between using the dovetail or directly attaching mounts through these holes.

Technical drawing of the Dovetail mounting surface
3/8″ Dovetail on Mossberg Plinkster, Source:

Rifles That Are Equipped With 3/8″ Dovetail

Below, we have provided a list of rifles that are equipped with the 3/8″ dovetail.

If you have any additional information on models that could be included in our list, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]. We greatly appreciate your efforts and contributions to ensure our list is comprehensive and up-to-date.

Rifles With 3/8" Dovetail Mounting Surface
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Rifles With 3/8" Dovetail Mounting Surface
This article lists rifles in specific sub-groups under the 3/8" Dovetail mounting surface with interchangeable scope mounts.
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Optics Trade
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