Contessa Pulsar QR Mount, 12 mm Dovetail Details
About the company
Contessa is an Italian company, famous for producing aesthetically appealing mounts with a nice fit and finish. The tolerances of the produced pieces are very tight – there are no deviations, the mounts are very carefully machined. Contessa manufactures their mounts from solid blocks of steel, providing for a durable and reliable build. The rugged construction makes them impervious to the recoil of even the strongest calibers. They use a glossy, deep blued finish for their mounts. The only exception is their Picatinny rails – these come in a matte finish. Most of their mounts have Contessa’s logo imprinted on the housing, along with a ‘made in Italy’ label, both in gold colour.
Contessa drop barrel rifle mounts
The mounts found in this category are suitable for the 12mm dovetail. This mounting surface is found on popular break-barrel rifles but can also be achieved by mounting a Contessa steel 12mm rail on other types of rifles (these 12mm steel rails are available for some popular bolt action rifles, semiautomatic shotguns and single shot rifles). Contessa makes these for most scope tube diameters available – 25.4 mm, 30 mm, 34 mm, 36 mm and 40 mm (most rings are available in different heights). Even red dot sights mounting solutions can be found in this category – Contessa makes these for popular red dot sights such as Doctor Sight II/III, Meopta Meosight II/III, Burris Fast Fire II/III, Zeiss Victory Compact Point, Aimpoint H1/H2 and similar.
Most of mounts in this category are of the detachable type, meaning that they can be mounted on the rifle and dismounted from it without the use of tools. All the detachable mounts in this category are also repeatable, so they will hold zero if they are removed and put back on the mounting surface of the rifle.
These mounts are machined with extreme precision – the edges are nicely rounded, adding to the elegant, high-quality appearance of the mount. They feature a nice deep blued finish, appealing to the eye. All of them come with a lever that locks into place when pressed against the side of the base. To unlock the lever from its position, one must push down the safety catch. There are recoil stoppers on the top surface. These are available in some unusual yet extremely appealing colours, such as champagne (nickel-coated). A mount of this colour goes well with vintage, premium firearms. Additionally, Contessa can engrave the mount by hand. Again, this is something that looks well on premium, break-barrel rifles.
All the mounts in this category are made from a solid block of steel. The fit and finish found on these is probably one of the best in the mount industry. The warranty period is 30 years on all Contessa drop barrel rifle mounts.
About the product
This product is designed to fit a 12mm dovetail (it can be found on most European drop barrel rifle mounts or achieved by mounting a Contessa 12mm mount for a specific rifle). On the part that is extended to the rear, there is a platform on which a Pulsar night vision device (Trail, Apex, Digisight) can be mounted. There are three holes on the platform – the user inserts screws from the underside of the rail upwards into the night vision device to secure it.
Contessa grants a 30-year warranty period for all their mounts.
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