t3 varmint scope base please help
I'm new here but need help. I recently bought a t3 varmint used (NOT t3x). It came with a Nikon scope already mounted to what looks like a factory scope base. I believed it was just the varmint because of the stock. It doesn't have the adjustable cheek riser the super varmint stock has. Anyways, it was my belief that out of the varmint and super varmint, only the super comes with the scope base factory installed. I thought the original owner installed this scope base so I went ahead and tried to remove it myself.
Unfortunately the damn screws won't bust loose! They looked like they were never touched before I started messing with them, and now one screw is a little marred, thanks to me, but still viable. I used the proper gunsmithing driver but it didn't make a difference and I obviously don't want to damage the screws more.
Does anyone know if the regular t3 varmint ever came with the scope base factory installed? I can't ask the original owner anymore. If these 4 little Flathead screws were factory installed, how do I get them to come loose without damaging the screws? Should I just take it to a pro gunsmith and what do you think should that cost me?
Thank you all for your time!
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