Weaver k8 60-B AO ?


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ss1
November 7, 2010, 12:16 AM
Weaver K8 60-B AO, adjustable from 50ft to 1000yrds. Looking for information on year manufactured and what type of rifle/shooting it was used for? thanks, your help will be much appreciated.

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airedaleman
November 7, 2010, 12:58 AM
That's an El Paso Weaver, probably manufactured in the '60's. Most of them were used as varmint scopes on center-fire .22's. The parallax adjustment markings are approximations at best. One has to adjust the objective lens to suit, and ignore the yardage marks. I've got a K-10 on a .222, and it is a fine scope overall. (Those old steel tube Weavers remain my favorite scopes.)

Sunray
November 7, 2010, 01:09 AM
"...adjustable from 15ft to 1000yrds..." That'd be the focus, known as parallax. AO means Adjustable Objective lens. The front one.
The 'K' refers to the model series, the '8' is the fixed magnification. There is no info about the date of manufacture, that I can find. K8's date from before 1950 though. They're not worth a big pile of money. Saw one page with an original 1950 advertisement. They sold for $59.50 then. Lot of money in those days. A lot of the assorted auction site ads are asking not a whole bunch less.
It could go on any rifle. Used for varmints, but not necessarily just varmints. Elk and antelope come to mind. Advertised as a target scope too.

airedaleman
November 7, 2010, 12:26 PM
ss1,
If you ever decide to sell it, please advise me. I'd be interested in it.

Mike

ss1
November 7, 2010, 07:14 PM
Thanks for all the information. The K8 60-B, was an all purpose scope, manf 1950's or 1960's ?

airedaleman
November 8, 2010, 12:55 AM
The K "Series 60" scopes were introduced in - guess - 1960. Believe they introduced permanently centered reticles and improved adjustment mechanics. There were further improvements made in the Series 60 line indicated by a letter suffix. The K-10 I have is a Series 60-B scope. The K scopes were available in 1, 2.5, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 magnifications, and there was also a rather primitive variable, the KV (2-3/4X to 5X). I wouldn't call the K-8 a general purpose scope; the field of view is small, light gathering ability mediocre, and eye relief/eye position is cranky compared to newer scopes. The 8's, 10's and 12's are best suited for varmint shooting or paper punching

ss1
November 15, 2010, 12:29 AM
The scope is in very good condition. What 22cal center fire rifle would you suggest i buy, to mount it on ? Biased on information , it should be from the 50's or 60's. I don't have anything but 22rf and one 30-30 , which I don't think would be apporate.?

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