View Full Version : Tucker conversion/Weaver T36

01-03-2008, 08:13 PM
Will Cecil Tucker do a conversion on a new T36 Weaver and what is the current price that he charges?Thanks Tim Baldwin

Dick Grosbier
01-03-2008, 09:37 PM
I imagine your best bet is to ask him.

Cecil Tucker

01-05-2008, 06:13 PM
What exactly is the tucker conversion?

Dick Grosbier
01-05-2008, 06:52 PM
What exactly is the tucker conversion?

Cecil tucker installs a good sized coil spring to keep erector tube pressed firmly against the adjusting turrets to reduce poi shifts in Leupold and other scopes.

Attached is a photo on an older model 36 Leupold.

jackie schmidt
01-05-2008, 07:54 PM
Cecil is a good friend, and I guess he does do his conversions on a Weaver.
But, the Weaver already has two substantial leaf springs opposite each turret. They are pretty stiff.
The problem with Weavers is not the spring tension. The main problem lies in the way the erector tube pivot mounts. It is in a ball and socket 'gimble' joint that is pre-set at the Factory. The problem is that the registering sufaces are rather small in cross section, and over a period of time, the joint does get looser. There is nothing that can be done about this.
If you purchace a used Weaver, try to ask if it was ever on a Rifle with any apprecible recoil, which will loosen the ball joint even faster.
Also, the turrets are seated on rubber gaskets. Over a period of time, these take a "set', and the turrets will actually become loose. I have seen quite a few with this very problem............jackie