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Telstar Precision Optics 4x32 finder scope w caps Sold!

Price - $22.00

Ad Number: 174327

Posted: 16 Jun 2019

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This here is a very late 1960s Japanese rifle scope/finder scope that I have used on and off on various reflectors for many years. Unlike our conventional 6x30 finders that we get from, well, Japan, Taiwan, and China, this has huge, realistic eye relief, is sharp to the edge, and is a cakewalk to aim with. Even a trusty Vixen 6x30 will have some mushy views on the edge (for the most part) and the Taiwan-made Meade clones, which they used on their 4500 and 395 telescopes had a lot of introduced color.

Color bad enough that it got into the object itself.

So here are quick specs...

Model: 4 power 32mm aperture
Optics: Doublet achromat objective with kellner eyepiece fully coated optics
Eye relief: 60mm to 65mm
Materials: solid milled aluminum, brass and aluminum retainers, glass
Total length focused in: 11.50-inches
Total length focused out: 11.63-inches
Diameter of main body: 1.00-inches
Exit pupil: 30mm
Weight: 9 ounces

This finder focuses EXACTLY like a Vixen Polaris unit, EXCEPT the focus lock ring is located on the eyepiece end, not the objective end. Grip the finder, twist the eyepiece end, then continue to focus while also gripping the lock ring, find your point of focus, then twist ONLY the lock ring till it is flush against the eyepiece threads and your done. Very simple.

Performance in this finder is outstanding. Images are sharp to the edge and color is true as seen in my photos. The iPhone XR did pretty well in showing what it looks like, although it is sharper than what you see because your eye is still more precise than this camera's intricate lenses.
Jupiter's big 4 moons are visible, Orion's Sword, M31, M45, the Double Cluster, M8, M22...All easy spots in dark skies and they are not mushy to see. The target is not a cross hair, but rather a "T" perpendicular hair. The cool thing about this being a rifle scope, however, is that you don't need to use (6) set screws; just adjust the (2) knobs on the body; those control the center targeting alignment.

Cosmetics are great overall. No heavy signs of abuse, no bad scratches, deep dings, ect. The gloss paint has lots of life left in it. The T-hairs are perfect, the adjustments and focusing mechanism is perfect, the optics are excellent for its age in the objective and great in the eyepiece with coating swirls. But I assure you the images are fantastic.

Price doesn't include shipping. Anyone anywhere!


  • Condition great
  • Location Veradale, WA

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