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Old 02-12-2024, 10:02 AM
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I am a sucker for old Weaver scopes. The lgs that I frequent always has a box of old scopes, the makers/models that they don't want to put behind glass in the counter. I was looking through the box the other day and I see a skinny oldie that I new immediately was an old Weaver. I picked it up, checked out the tube and didn't see any dents, just a little surface rust and not any pits. Looked through the glass, it was clear. Even better, it had a post only reticle. The owner of the shop saw me looking at it and said "let me see that old scope for a minute", I handed it over, he removed the price tag and handed it back and told me to take it home. Maybe he just didn't want to haggle with me that day, I don't know.

Weaver 29S, 3X, post only reticle, mid 30's to mid 40's. I'm going to call this a first variation because of the location of the manufacture information located on the saddle. The others that I have looked at had this info on the tube, one near the ocular end and the other closer to the objective. When I picked this scope up to look at it I was hoping it was a model 330. The 330 was the scope that Weaver provided to the US for sniper rifles.

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Old 02-12-2024, 11:02 AM
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That’s a nice one.
I too like to match older guns
with scope of the same era. I just
traded for a tang safety Ruger 77 that will
get a 3-9 Leupold. Gloss of course. There’s a
K10 weaver coming back from repair soon.
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Old 02-13-2024, 10:35 AM
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Sometimes the lgs just feels like being generous. Maybe he appreciated that you had an interest in something non-tactical, perhaps a slow day & he was trying to nudge you into buying a a period matching rifle he had there…maybe he thought it would be another 3 months before someone else would look at it. They get bored.

I had a lgs I frequented often, help him lock up at night, talk to other customers when he was tied up….practically part time help. He would play games. Write down a discounted price of a gun before pricing it for retail, if I could guess it within $25, I could buy it. He would buy estates, and offer up ammo cans with ammo with steep discounts (usually $50), but I couldn’t look inside. Sometimes .30 Luger, sometimes old boxes .22, once 8 boxes Win .308…. He was a good guy.
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