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Vixen dovetail plate dimensions mechanical drawing

Started by rjkinch, 08/01/2017 01:44PM
Posted 08/01/2017 01:44PM Opening Post
I posted a mechanical drawing of the typical Vixen dovetail dimensions, taken from a well-made GSO specimen:

http://www.truetex.com/vixen_dovetail.pdf

This may be of interest to those interested in fabricating dovetails or receptacles. Precision fabrication requires using dowel pins as a pitch gauge, to measure the pitch width, as diagrammed on the drawing.

The dimensions are taken from a reverse-engineered specimen, since I couldn't find any specification from Vixen as an authoritative standard, and information found online doesn't properly indicate the critical pitch width specification.

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