Bassett Machine   Dripping Springs, Texas



The Bassett Picatinny rail M14/M1A Mount


The Picatinny Rail mount was introduced in August 2008.  It has been a big hit providing more eye-relief variances and more scoping options. The functional surfaces of the picatinny rail portion on the Bassett Picatinny Rail M14/M1A Mount conform to Department of Defense (DOD) MIL-STD-1913 (AR) drawings and tolerances.

  • Won't shoot loose

  • Easy installation and removal

  • Returns to zero on reinstall within a -minute of angle at 100 yards

  • Durable, Rugged

  • Scope rings:

    • Anything that will fit Weaver, mil-standard 1913 or STANAG

  • Allows clearance for case ejection

  • Iron sights may still be usable while mounted with the High Picatinny Rail only.  The Low Picatinny Rail Mount does not allow use of the iron sights.

  • Bolt only requires 22 inch-pounds of torque for best performance.

    • Testing by the AMU at Fort Hood, Texas, in 1980, determined 22 inch-pounds sufficient to hold the mount with no shifting and yet not distort the rifle or compromise accuracy.

    • To achieve 22 inch-pounds, use the included Torque ToolTM and recommended installation method.  It is that simple, quick and easier to repeat achieving consistency so that the rifle returns to zero.

    • The weight of the rifle is enough to tighten the bolt and hold to zero.  It will return to zero if you apply the same technique each time you install it.  Most people have trouble wrapping their head around the concept that one bolt is enough, and that 22 inch-pounds is enough, or that loctite is not needed on the bolt.  It is enough.  However, if you would like to test our findings, we do sell individual attachment bolts for $10 each, plus shipping & handling.

Installation Instructions in PDF format





Bassett M14/M1A Picatinny Rail Scope Mount - mounted with Weaver Low Rings






Installation Instructions


Shooting left or right, high or low? How to determine if the barrel is parallel to the action


Weaver Rings attachment:

   Standard mounts

   Picatinny Rail mount



2018 Bassett Machine

Physical Address:  By Appointment Only 512.858.4441

Shipping Address: P.O. Box 615  Dripping Springs, Texas 78620