Selby 10 x 50 Binoculars **** Any info???*****
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:10 PM
They are "Selby" 10x50 and inscribed with
SELBY 10x50 coated optics, triple tested, 288ft at 1000 yds No. 60854. They are made in Japan and come with a light tan leather hardcase and strap.
From a quick test look they seem to be well coated and sharp.
Thanks for looking.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:19 PM
The only reference I could find to "Selby" on the Internet was the post you just made. Also, I think you mean 1,000 yards, not "100."
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:22 PM
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:46 PM
For some reason,every Japanese Porro I've ever seen stamped with the words "triple tested" have been of poorer quality that the ones that weren't.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:54 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:24 AM
Is there a J-e and/or J-b number stamped between the objectives?
Yes there is. J-e75 and J-b130.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:28 AM
Do they say "Made in Occupied Japan"? Also, "Triple Tested" sounds Bushnellesque.
No mention of occupied Japan, may not be as old as first thought, f-in-l has trouble remembering these days,
Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:29 AM
Bk-7 prisms with early fully coated lens. 5.5 degree FOV with limited eye relief. They are non waterproof. Post war Japan was the mass market producer of binos like yours prior to China taking over a decade or two ago. The post war Japanese binos had good build and Q. and A. standards. There were literally many hundreds of different brand names. Current modern coatings do give improved light transmission and contrast. If well collimated and clean inside they will give a usable image.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:32 PM
I will try them out when the skies clear.