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#1 sgorton99

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:02 PM

Well, after 360 miles today I picked up this little old 102mm Unitron package. From looking at Unitron catalogs, this appears to be a 155. Spending the night at my son's apartment, home tomorrow.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:25 PM

Looks fantastic Steve. May I be the first of many to toast your glass of beer in congratulations for finding that beauty. Say hi to your son and assure him that we don't think his dad is... uh... so crazy! :roflmao:

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:22 PM

Very nice Steve. Congratulations on your find. Long drive but great day! Looking forward to many photos.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:44 PM

Looks really nice. Look forward to seeing this setup. Congrats.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:54 AM

Glad to see you found a really good 4" Unitron at last. Looks complete too!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:52 AM

Great job Steve It looks like the one you sent the photos of. Should be great. Cant wait for the star report. Thid look to me like one of the first 102 otas they ever made and should be a killer lens. :bow:

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

Awesome looking scope. Congratulations.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:54 AM

Congrats Steve!

Welcome to the Unitron 4" club!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

Congratulations, I want one!!!!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:00 AM

Steve,

Congratulations! That is a fine looking instrument, it certainly has the appearance of being an original assy..

WOW!!

These are becoming increasingly rare.

The black setting circles are beautiful and much more functional at night IMO.

So Steve, you have enough in the herd now? :roflmao:

Congrats again, and I'll second that toast to beer!


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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:09 PM

That's excellent Steve. I'm glad you finally secured (that) one. Looking forward to seeing it.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:11 PM

:) :jump:Yes Steve, Excellent find and looking forward to future picture. :bow:john

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:20 PM

Thanks everyone! Overall in very good condition. My research pegs this at early 60s. The guy I bought it from purchased it from a widow in the early 80s who's husband died in a car accident. The only issue I am working on is cleaning up the mount - it was stored unboxed in a garage. I will probably have the base of the mount repainted or powder coated.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:22 PM

Hard to find guidescope with box!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:23 PM

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:25 PM

Rusty counterweight. Also stored unboxed in a garage.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:27 PM

Focuser. Thankfully both the 102 and the 60mm OTAs were stored in their boxes.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:29 PM

Hard to find OTA counter weight.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:30 PM

Will need some careful clean up.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:33 PM

Some "extras".

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:36 PM

It for now. Almost 600 miles the last 2 days. Will try and do some more tomorrow.

One scope arrives, one scope leaves. A friend is coming next Saturday to pick up one of my "surplus" Unitrons!

Steve

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

Wow, very nice Steve. :bow: Love that seperate box for the guide scope. First photo i've seen of one. That 'extra' box would have had tools in it when new. Like a wrench that was with a 128 i once had. Very nice old scope Steve. Congrats to you. :bow:

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:00 AM

Excellent score Steve! And separate wooden storage cases for all accessories, I love it. Congrats.






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