Vintage optics found an unloved v9

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  1. stillquietvoice
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    So my wife wanted to go to the weekly flea market in Dickson City PA this morning, to find summer clothes for our newest grandson. It's about an hours drive, but what the heck we do stuff like that all the time. We entered, after parking her Sante Fe, the number of vendors was lighter than usual, bit started at the bottom row it only had a couple vendors, but saw what looked like an all steel scope tube, at the same time my wife spotted baby clothes, good I can check it out. Low and behold it's a vintage Weaver V9. Power ring turns, so adjusts for clarity, thin wire rectical in tact, has its steel turret caps, but shows signs of use, rust spots under the ring marks, a few scratches and a small section of the eyebell threads missing. I bought it despite some condition issues, i don't even have a rifle to mount it on to test it out, but realized that a lot of shooters want vintage optics for their vintage rifles cause it finishes them, looks right and is period correct.
     

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    Those are neat old scopes. Ive used, and often still get handed rifles with them when borrowing, those quite a bit. You might be able ro pick up a damaged one to steal parts from fairly cheaply. Usually thr "broken" ones can be had for 30-40 bucks.
     
  3. e rex

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    Nice find. I use a Weaver K6w on my Remington 760 '06.
     
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    Paid 20, I have a set of steel 1" rimfire rings to install it on an m 60 marlin to test it's zero, but that will have to wait until next weekend.
     
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    Those old Weavers, especially the Micro-Tracs, will give a lot of modern scopes a run for their money.
     
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    At $20 bucks, I'd buy it even if only for parts.

    Nice score.

    Todd.
     
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    I have several steel Weavers still in service.
     
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    The heavy barrel M77 red pad .243
    I bought last year came with a nice old Micro-Trac K10-1 on it. They look good together..
    Ruger 77 243.jpg
     
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    I really like the old weavers, last one I had was a mint v8 I have to dad for a nice old spoter. I liked the 4x the best, wish I could find a nice one or two.
     
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    My favorite is the Micro-trac V4.5W. 1.5-4.5 wide view. Best 22 scope ever IMO
     
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    Want your money back? :D I'm kidding of course, but I've been dying to find a nice Weaver K8 or K10 for my old Savage 222. Sadly none to be had around here, and the only one's I've found online have been priced at $150 or better. Good luck with it, hope you find a nice vintage rifle to put it on soon!

    Mac
     
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    This one is an old Pentax MC 2-7 on a Remington Classic in 270. Remington 270.jpg
     
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    Plain jane old weaver scopes often bring a premium price. Think Made in USA has a lot to do with it.
     
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    I haven't bought a new, new to me, rifle since last summer, a savage m11 243 win from @troy fairweather's dad. It has a vintage, Philippine made, Bushnell banner 4 -12 x 40 ao mounted on top of it, picked it up for my granddaughter to hunt with. Wife was kind of upset because I hadn't specifically talked to her about it, but the price was right and with handloads shoots sub moa.

    So my getting another "vintage" rifle probably won't happen any time soon.

    I've had a couple soldy m88 Winchester in 308 1957, Winchester m1 garand 1954, and gave away a Winchester model 670, 3006, from the mid 80's. The garand went to a buddy getting into ww2 reenactments, the 670 resides in my SIL's gunsafe and currently wears a Leupold vxii 3-9x40 that replaced a Bushnell 3200 elite 3 - 9 x 40.
     
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