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BillC
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Re: Rebuilding WW2 M3 Binoculars new [Re: hutch]
      #4937303 - 11/27/11 12:39 PM

Quote:

.....the Baywatch Telescope. Very beautiful!

Men's Health Magazine called it, ". . . a telescope to build a beach house around!" .....I would have to concur.

Hutch




If you knew the sucker weighed 38 pounds you would concur more. It cost money to take the weight OFF and the high-rollers liked the weight ON . . . SO!

Thanks for the kind words.

BillC


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Joad
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Re: Rebuilding WW2 M3 Binoculars new [Re: BillC]
      #4937319 - 11/27/11 12:50 PM

And so, back to the topic.

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hutch
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Reged: 11/17/07

Loc: Southern California
Re: Rebuilding WW2 M3 Binoculars new [Re: BillC]
      #4937571 - 11/27/11 03:41 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

BillC




It is amazing to me to see and know you have designed that, the kindest and most informative words have been yours Chief.

Respectfully,
John Hutchinson


So....anybody else have any words of wisdom on repairing M3 Binoculars???? Sorry about going off my original topic!


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KennyJ
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Re: Rebuilding WW2 M3 Binoculars new [Re: hutch]
      #4937781 - 11/27/11 05:35 PM

Whilst being fully aware of ( and in personal agreement with ) the reasons why a more ruthless approach to the moderation of this forum was decided upon a few months ago , I'm thankful that at least a modicum of camaradarie and expressed kindness , on topic or not , can be retained on this forum .

It's one of the crucial ingredients that made this very forum my favourite " internet chat room " in the first place .

Kenny


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Pinewood
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WW2 M3 Binoculars new [Re: KennyJ]
      #4938954 - 11/28/11 11:18 AM

Hello Hutch,

How are you doing on the binocular? Are you still looking for parts?

I needed an eye cup for an M3 and ended up buying a broken down binocular, with uncoated optics, on that electronic auction site. It was missing a beauty ring , and I removed an eye guard and the reticle. I looked through it, last night, and aside from the missing beauty ring and one cracked and chipped eye guard, it suffered from a lot of dirt.

I suspect that with patience you can find something useful on that auction site.

Happy collecting,
Arthur PInewood


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FrankL
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Re: WW2 M3 Binoculars new [Re: Pinewood]
      #4938980 - 11/28/11 11:35 AM

Hello Hutch,
As I think somebody wrote before try Surplus Shed. They usually have quite a few parts for the US WW II binoculars.
http://www.surplusshed.com/pages/category/binocularparts_5.html
In addition to parts, they have a copy of the Army Manual for servicing the M3. I have a copy and it's very good. Here is link to the manual.
http://www.surplusshed.com/pages/item/b1059.html


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Pinewood
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Re: WW2 M3 Binoculars new [Re: FrankL]
      #4939052 - 11/28/11 12:07 PM

Quote:

Hello Hutch,
As I think somebody wrote before try Surplus Shed. They usually have quite a few parts for the US WW II binoculars.
http://www.surplusshed.com/pages/category/binocularparts_5.html

In addition to parts, they have a copy of the Army Manual for servicing the M3. I have a copy and it's very good. Here is link to the manual.
http://www.surplusshed.com/pages/item/b1059.html



Hello Frank,

Surplus Shed does have a lot of goodies, but not an eye guard nor a beauty ring for my uncoated M3. They do list M3 bodies which Hutch may need.
Happy collecting,
Arthur


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Simon S
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Re: Rebuilding WW2 M3 Binoculars new [Re: BillC]
      #4939079 - 11/28/11 12:21 PM

Regarding them being hard to work on, I have had some difficulty removing oculars that corrode in to the binocular body.
But you way well find the job easy, and you can tell me i'm wrong !


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BillC
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Re: Rebuilding WW2 M3 Binoculars new [Re: Simon S]
      #4939140 - 11/28/11 12:46 PM

My friend, when things corrode together, it's not any easy job for anybody.

If you find you are needing eyecups, just contact Captain's. We had some, made to spec.--except in hard plastic--a number of years ago.

Bill


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Simon S
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Re: Rebuilding WW2 M3 Binoculars new [Re: BillC]
      #4939341 - 11/28/11 03:10 PM

Thank you Bill very useful to know.
I do Like the M3 models particularly the later /modified coated Bausch & lomb models.
Watch you the wire shims that locate the prisms in their housings Hutch, easy to drop them on the floor and wonder why the prisms are loose afterwards.


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hutch
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Reged: 11/17/07

Loc: Southern California
Re: Rebuilding WW2 M3 Binoculars new [Re: Simon S]
      #4940176 - 11/29/11 01:04 AM

Some good info coming through guys.. taking it all in. Much appreciated. I bought a TM publication, or shall I say "the book" on the M3 and various other binoculars tonight off "that auction site". It is on the way from up north here in California, should see it soon. The outstanding news is while trolling for a parts donor bino, I found an absolutly beautiful pair of '43 Westinghouse 6x30s...WITH the M17 case. The set is just in OUTSTANDING condition! Buy it now! And by God I did, with a quickness! They had only been up for 5 hours or so. I am still going to rebuild my 1st pair though, as soon as I get the book and study it. Then I will start the process. As soon as I get the new one I will post some pictures, they are nice!
Thanks guys... looking forward to restoring these binoculars, your advice is appreciated!


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hutch
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Re: Rebuilding WW2 M3 Binoculars [Re: hutch]
      #4940184 - 11/29/11 01:13 AM Attachment (17 downloads)

Here is the photo of the M3s from the sale, I hope they look this good in person. They are said to have clear viewing....

Edited by hutch (11/29/11 01:14 AM)


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