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weaver scope question

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by smle cat, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. smle cat

    smle cat New Member

    :)Picked up this Weaver scope the other day, just wondering when this type of scope was manufactured. Marked Weaver, K, 2.5, patented El Paso, Texas USA.

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  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Bill Weaver started making scopes about 1930 in Kentucky with two employees.
    He moved manufacturing to El Paso Texas in 1933.
    The K model in 2.5x and 4x was first introduced after WWII and continued in production until he eventually sold the company in 1968, and died seven years later in 1975.

    By the 1960's, the W. R. Weaver Co. had over 600 employees and Weaver scopes accounted for over half all the scopes sold in the U.S.A.

    I have never seen a K model with the bare aluminum turret like yours.
    All I have seen had a black anodized turret.

    So I don't know if that means yours is a very very early one, or if someone polished the anodizing off.

    In short, I can't date it any closer then 1950'ish to 1970'ish.

  3. smle cat

    smle cat New Member

    I found a picture of one with the dark turret saying it was a very early one but it was flared on both ends. This one also has a steel tube if that makes any difference.
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    All El Paso K-models had steel tubes.

    The 4x was flared at both ends because it had a larger objective lens.
    The 2.5x wasn't, because it didn't need it to be sufficiently bright due to less magnification.

  5. smle cat

    smle cat New Member

    OK, Thanks.
  6. dprice3844444

    dprice3844444 member

    that can be used in cmp sniper shoots
  7. thomis

    thomis Well-Known Member

    poor Bill Weaver would be sick to know that Weaver scopes are now made in china or Philippines..

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