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mustgobigger
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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5950016 - 07/01/13 04:39 PM

Those filters are just sheet Plexiglass.
Can't see how they would be useful.
Maybe I can make a lens cap with
one.


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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5950273 - 07/01/13 08:00 PM

I do not believe that to be a gun sight, the way the mounting holes are positioned would place the sight over bore height too far off, and also very far to the side off axis. With a radius that short it would be pretty much useless. I'm guessing it is some sort of crude finder scope styled after iron sights of the period.

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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: starman876]
      #5952764 - 07/03/13 09:27 AM

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Almost time to build that building to house all those scopes. Garage must be getting a bit cramped.




gonna have to wait for retirement ....going to move
to a warmer darker site....must have pole barn.


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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5952799 - 07/03/13 09:54 AM

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I was watching that one on eBay a couple of weeks ago, then all of a sudden, poof! It was gone. Now I know where.

Good job Brian.






thanks tara....first light last night....perfect star test
and excellent optics.
also went back out at 5 this morning and caught moon.
going to have to do a side by with the 90mm sears
optics just like i thought...not 100mm like the last one
only 83mm but wow. glad it only took me about a minute
to pop for this one. i remember comparing the last one with the tinsley saturn
and optics matched and B&L mount was sturdier.
(ask caveman about optics on his tinsley)
after a bit of viewing i realized i was steadying myself
with the tripod and holding on to one leg....no diagonal
so i was on my knees. they sure knew how to make a
alt-az mount back then. shake time is about 2 seconds.
Try that with a 90mm sears...LOL
in my opinion easily worth trice what it cost me.
only you i and several others (Most form Here) would have recognized
what this was right off the bat....
i am surprised you did not bite your lip and hit the ebay BIN button.
(know how you feel About Evilbay)
thanks for that.


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mustgobigger
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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: Cerberus]
      #5952803 - 07/03/13 09:56 AM

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I do not believe that to be a gun sight, the way the mounting holes are positioned would place the sight over bore height too far off, and also very far to the side off axis. With a radius that short it would be pretty much useless. I'm guessing it is some sort of crude finder scope styled after iron sights of the period.




you could be right about that...going to see if i can
use this as intended with this scope....maybe mount
finder on a ring.


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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5952905 - 07/03/13 11:07 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I was watching that one on eBay a couple of weeks ago, then all of a sudden, poof! It was gone. Now I know where.

Good job Brian.





i am surprised you did not bite your lip and hit the ebay BIN button.
(know how you feel About Evilbay)
thanks for that.





Hi Brian, I am glad you got it and I am doubly glad that it is turning out to be a great scope. I figured it would. You are a true collector. Yes, I did recognize its worth immediately when I saw it listed but I am mostly an observer and I decided a while ago that I will stick with the scopes of my generation more or less, and really try and stick mostly with what I have now. What I do need to do at some point is finish my Jaegers 4 inch F15 now that I finally got the 3 inch Jaegers finished. So that is my priority at this point, evilBay aside.

A nicer guy couldn't have gotten it, really.

Terra


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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5952922 - 07/03/13 11:18 AM

Brian must be loosing his eye sight being glued to the computer monitor catching all these grea deals. For some reason he always seems one step in front of everyone else. Makes me think he has someone on the inside

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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5952933 - 07/03/13 11:27 AM

Congratulations Brian. Those 1920`s B&L refractors have some Zeiss-like characteristics and can be wonderful scopes. I have viewed thru Clint`s 4" Tinsley and if the optics in your B&L perform as well as your Tinsley did, you have a winner.

Enjoy,
Dan


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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: Dan /schechter]
      #5953331 - 07/03/13 03:16 PM

thanks everyone....i cant believe i have owned 2 of these
what are the odds ....like owning 2 tinsleys.....(caveman)


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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5953339 - 07/03/13 03:21 PM

makes me sad I let my Tinsley go

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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: starman876]
      #5953652 - 07/03/13 07:13 PM

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makes me sad I let my Tinsley go




Me too....but hey....you never know
maybe ill find another Tinsley.


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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5955521 - 07/05/13 02:17 AM Attachment (4 downloads)

i did some cleanup on this today....lots of nicotine stains
on ota.
i did look with the Plexiglas filters....not filters as they
warp image badly.
cleaned and hand rubbed out ota but left all the knicks
and chips....lots of little cracks in paint but it gives character ..fixed broken stud on the yoke mount.
here are several more pictures just before fireworks started.
viewed a few fireworks with it but went to binoculars
...much easier to navigate.


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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5955524 - 07/05/13 02:18 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

two

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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5955528 - 07/05/13 02:18 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

tree

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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5955530 - 07/05/13 02:19 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

fore

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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5955531 - 07/05/13 02:19 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5955532 - 07/05/13 02:20 AM Attachment (4 downloads)

still have to clean wood and yoke...new stud

Edited by mustgobigger (07/05/13 02:20 AM)


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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5955535 - 07/05/13 02:22 AM Attachment (4 downloads)

filter is now a temp dust cap...till i can make
a real one


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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5955537 - 07/05/13 02:23 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

hardware from the 20's

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Re: What Do We Have Here 2 ? new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5955538 - 07/05/13 02:24 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

backplate block lettering

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