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story about ZEPHYR LIGHT WEIGHT 7x35 B/L bio/s

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by eastbank, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. eastbank

    eastbank Member

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    about four years ago I bought these bio.s at a yard sale for 10.00 dollars, as they are very light I thought they were for children and was going to give them to one of my grandsons( age 5). but after using them on the back pourch later that day, I decided they were just to good to be banging around on his three wheeler. i have taken them to africa three times on hunting trips and they did fine compared to other higher end bio.s. reading tru older American riflemen magazine( june 1954) I found add,s offering them for over 150.00 then. I found it pays to root thru junk boxes at yard sales and at flea markets as a jewel may be hiding in there.
     

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  2. jmr40

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    My wife LOVES to go to estate and yard sales. If I'm not hunting it has become a Saturday ritual for us and some start on Friday. Most of the time I just go along keep her company and we eat lunch out somewhere. But occasionally I find something useful at a good price. I paid $35 for what has proven to be a decent Burris spotting scope and tripod. In fact one that looks VERY promising starts at 8AM tomorrow in the next county. The ones in rural areas with barns are my favorites. Some in town just have glassware, but I like the ones with old tools. I've seen some old binoculars, but never anything but cheap junk.

    One sale had lots of reloading tools and supplies at a good price, but nothing I could use. It is amazing what families sell at estate sales. About a month ago there was a flag in a display case along with the 21 cartridges where the home owner had a military funeral. I just cannot imagine that NO ONE in the family wanted that flag. In most cases the wife outlives the husband and his stuff is mostly gone before the wife dies and the kids sell it off.
     
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  3. Walkalong

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    That picture jogged my memory, I have seen a pair of Zephyr binoculars, but don't remember where, long time ago.
     
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