The small Redfields were never cheap as I remember paying over $100 for mine in the early 70's. The last one I saw (4X) was $199.
I have both the original Browning (Redfield) cantilever mount and the 60A Weaver. The 60A requires a fairly long scope to get proper eye relief (as it is a bit shorter than the Browning/Redfield mount), or maybe one of the "mid" eye relief scout types would work. The 60A is quite a bit more substantial than the Browning mount and does not "drag" the receiver. I have mine mounted on the dovetail. The rifle will still shoot into 3/8" @ 35 yards, the receiver to barrel fit must be tight, but not too tight or bad things will happen (cracking the stock at the wrist).
Leupold makes a neat dual dovetail mount for the 22 Auto, but somehow the 1" scope looks out of place. I suppose another alternative would be the 7/8" Leupold Alaskans, but they aren't cheap either. The Weaver B series (I have one of those also) are very long, but would work (I had one on mine in the late 60's).
I'm still trying to find the original front and rear sights for mine and will have it refinished.