M49 us army/usmc sniper spotting scope


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mjac
October 17, 2012, 11:03 PM
I have come across one of these in good shape. The 20x scope comes complete with front and rear lens covers, standard issue tripod, offset, one height extension, and original water-tight case.
Anyone have an idea of what a reasonable price would be?

TIA

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rcmodel
October 18, 2012, 11:53 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Army-USMC-Marine-Vietnam-SNIPER-M49-SPOTTING-SCOPE-FUNCTIONAL-ORIGINAL-CASE-/350618094459

http://www.ebay.com/itm/U-S-M49-Spotting-Scope-with-M15-Tripod-and-Cases-21-/120994261201?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c2bd1e8d1

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-Military-M49-Spotting-Scope-TELESCOPE-W-Leather-Case-Lens-Caps-NO-RES-/380476257631?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item589626f55f

http://www.ebay.com/itm/U-S-M49-Spotting-Scope-with-M15-Tripod-and-Cases-7-/120991315862?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c2ba4f796

Just so you know, many more of them were used by recon, scout, FO's, and match shooters then by snipers.

rc

mjac
October 18, 2012, 02:03 PM
Thanks for the links.

Mike
Chief Scout, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines RVN '67-'68

ApacheCoTodd
October 18, 2012, 08:05 PM
Are you certain that it's 20X? I coulda sworn ours were 8 or 10. Very limited and using the scopes on the spotters M-21 was more useful as were most any cheesed out throw away binos we might be carrying.

I do remember them fondly for being made like tanks though.

rcmodel
October 18, 2012, 08:10 PM
All of them I ever saw were 20x Bausch and Lomb.

We had them in heavy weapons platoon, recon platoon, and I used a bunch of them as spotting scopes with 5th Army Army AMU shooting teams.

rc

mjac
October 18, 2012, 08:43 PM
Yep, 20x.

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