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Old steel bodied Weaver scopes

July 7 2017 at 5:25 PM
Andy  (Login Winterlake)
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Just out of interest, what are your thoughts on the old steel bodied Weaver scopes from the El Paso factory. I think they are great and have some on some of my older airguns in England. I used to buy a few off "The Bay", but their policy has changed now, and they dont seem to like sending them over the pond anymore (in fact it is next to impossible to find any American traders who want to send scopes to England anymore.

Do you guys have the same regard for older Weavers, or have they been left behind for better things thesedays?

Andy

 
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Terry M
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I am a fan of them

July 8 2017, 9:29 AM 

I'm with you, I have several on my vintage Crosmans and Benjamins. I think they are perfect for these old guns. Lightweight, rugged and reliable. Nothing fancy and inexpensive. I sometimes find them at gun shows for next to nothing. I have a couple more coming from ebay sellers as I type this.

This rifle is one of my favorite shooters. A Crosman 114 with a Weaver B4 clamped on with an old Crosman steel mount. Crude but very effective.

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Terry M
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Re: Old steel bodied Weaver scopes

July 10 2017, 7:17 AM 

Andy, is it customs on your end that is the problem? Perhaps I could assist in some way to get a scope to you.

Always a little risk with online auctions but I scored a couple more nice ones over the weekend. One is an old Weaver B6, rebranded "Revelation" for Western Auto. The other is one I had never seen or heard of till last week. A weaver A4, 3/4" tube, about the size of the C series but with 25mm objective instead of 20mm. Quite clear and bright and with a fine crosshair.

 
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canuck-grant
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Re: Old steel bodied Weaver scopes

July 10 2017, 3:55 PM 

It is my understanding that rifle scopes require an export permit from the US government and an import permit from the country it is going to due to the requirements of the US Patriot Act.

I live in Canada and used to buy scopes and reloading components when visiting the inlaws in the USA. The Patriot Act put an end to that as the required paperwork is too onerous.

 
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