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  1. Smith & Wesson Revolver Picatinny Rails and Red Dot Mounts

    Are you looking to mount a scope or a red dot to your Smith & Wesson revolver? Our picatinny rails and red dot mounts allow you to easily install your optic and will have you hunting or on the range in no time. There are three quick steps to verify your gun is able to use one of our mounts...
  2. Purchase Orders

    If you are looking to have us manufacture products for you, please provide us with a completed purchase order with all of the necessary information. To have an order placed in our workflow, there must be a completed purchase order submitted to [email protected] If you need a template purchase order sheet, we have provided two options for you. The spreadsheet...
  3. Why our bases don't use recoil lugs.

    Why our bases don't use recoil lugs.
    When we mount a scope on a receiver we have to make choices. Which scope mount, which set of rings. There are many choices on the market and everyone makes their mounts and rings a little bit different. Some are picatinny, some are weaver, some use recoil lugs, others don't. We are asked quite often, why our mounts do not...
  4. Sig M17 / P320 Cut Dimensions

    Sig M17 / P320 Cut Dimensions
    Sig has quite a few different plate cuts for their optics ready firearms. For non-optic ready guns, check out our dovetail mounting plates for red dots here. We currently make mounts that fit two slide cuts. One for the earlier RX models that came with the original Romeo1 cut. The other style of plate that we make fits the P320...
  5. How We Beat Inflation

    How We Beat Inflation
    The year is 1991. A gallon of gas cost $1.14, a loaf of bread was $0.69 and an ounce of gold cost $362. EGW opened it's doors as a gunsmithing shop, hence Evolution Gun Works. In an effort to manufacture high performance guns, we needed top quality parts. There was a lack of quality, machined parts, so out of necessity...
  6. What You Need to Know About Our Keystone Rings

    What You Need to Know About Our Keystone Rings
    Why are they called the Keystone Rings? Are they made out of stone? Our Keystone Rings' name is an homage to the official state nickname of Pennsylvania, where we lovingly call home. U.S. history is important to us and we are proud to be located in a state with such deep history, especially materials and manufacturing. Being located in the...
  7. Can You Believe It - .50 BMG Rated?!

    Can You Believe It - .50 BMG Rated?!
    We received a Facebook message from Grant H., one of our customers asking if our Keystone Rings were .50 BMG rated. He had another brand's rings that were .50 BMG rated and he had issues with them. We responded saying we had not tested them on a .50 before, surprisingly, no one here has a .50 BMG rifle with a...
  8. Straight Wall Cartridges

    Straight Wall Cartridges
    What's old is new again, again. There has been a resurgence in straight wall cartridges stemming from new laws on the books in certain states. Previously only allowing shotguns for hunting deer, states like Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and our own Pennsylvania are now allowing the use of rifles chambered for straight wall cartridges. Now, this isn't hunting advice, we always...
  9. 1911 Rear Sight Cuts

    1911 Rear Sight Cuts
    There are many different commonly used rear sight cuts for 1911s. This image covers many of the most popular that we make plates for. Novak The most popular rear sight cut is the Novak cut. The bottom of the dovetail measures around .50". Many 1911s use this cut, from Colts to Rock Islands. Some manufacturers do a better job at...
  10. Savage FAQs

    Savage FAQs
    Savage Arms has been around for over 100 years. Through the years, models have come and gone and changes to their models have naturally occurred as well. We have a great knowledge of Savage rifles and which mounts fit specific applications. The Savage Shooters Forum is also an excellent resource for an even deeper dive into the world of Savage...

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