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gcs111
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KOL T-217 60mm refractor new
      #5740868 - 03/18/13 02:53 PM

Hi to all. I am looking at a KOL (King Optical?) 60 mm f-910 refractor and don't have any idea what one of these would be going for. Can anyone give me a ball park figure? Is there a market for this brand. I already have a 75mm Unitron and a 80mm Carton. Thanks, Gerry

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CharlieB
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Re: KOL T-217 60mm refractor new [Re: gcs111]
      #5741266 - 03/18/13 05:50 PM

These are pretty much the same scope as the Tasco 7TE. They are usually of very good optical quality and they vary wildly in price depending upon condition and completeness. I will say I bought my first one, a superb 1958 Astro Optical S-5, for $14. I've never payed more than $100 for a complete kit of this type, but I guess it depends upon what someone is willing to pay for a scope.

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jezz
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Re: KOL T-217 60mm refractor [Re: gcs111]
      #5741476 - 03/18/13 07:19 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

I have one - complete minus the original manual. I paid $65 for mine. I also have a Jason 313 with a Unitron 60mm 900fl objective in it and the KOL will run neck to neck with it all nite. Very happy with mine.

Bernie


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Re: KOL T-217 60mm refractor new [Re: jezz]
      #5746865 - 03/21/13 03:16 AM

Thanks guys for the info. Looks like it was in pretty used shape but at least I now know about it if I see another one.

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Re: KOL T-217 60mm refractor new [Re: jezz]
      #5747280 - 03/21/13 10:30 AM

Looks almost identical to my Royal Astro Monolux 60 mm eq from the early 60s except my mount is gray wrinkle finish and the focuser and finder mount on mine are different.

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