I have a pre-war FN 98 Mauser that my dad modified back in the late 60's. This gun was in my sisters possession and neglected until I acquired it last year. The stock was cut down to fit a small child and I had to restock it for an adult. I found out that the front sight was knocked off (pulled threads out of barrel) an glued back on, thats right glued! I had the rear sight removed and the action drilled by a smith that I was referred to by my local gun shop owner for mounting a scope. Here's where it goes horribly wrong. This guy is no more a gunsmith than goober at the filling station. The mounts are crooked and not even on the same plane! Not to mention way too far apart. If you put just the front ring on and lay the scope in it the scope point way to the left and it gets worse with both rings installed. No way your going to "lap" these in they would have to be line-bored to correct this much error. In the pictures you can clearly see the front mount holes are not square to the barrel and off to the right. I'm thinking my only solution is a one-piece picatinny rail and hoping the screw holes wont overlap and redrill the action. Could this be a solution? Is there a one-piece rail for a 98 Mauser large ring?