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#1 BHunt

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:32 PM

This is a older Sears telescope that appears to be larger than a 60mm but I could be wrong. I have sent a couple emails to the party but no response. This scope is mint!
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:38 PM

I saw that. The setup for sale on eBay looks like it's in perfect condition, doesn't it? It looks a lot like this one .

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:47 PM

Yes, except the finder scope on the ebay unit looks larger. By the way the one you have is a beauty also. I missed a nice one on astromart for 140.00 that was mint also.
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:15 PM

This one is the 76mm. The flared objective cell is the give-away. It should sell for at least $250, but I'd wager it will top $300 because of its condition. Also, look at the length of that rough draw tube. The 60mms' were never that long.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:21 PM

Yes, I noticed that Keith the focuser has to come off so it fits in the box. How are the views on the 76mm.
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:41 PM

I have the Tasco Solarama 76mm. Essentially the same OTA and tripod legs, but the mount on the Sears scope is much better. Push-pull collimation screws on the objective cell. Robust construction. Excellent fit and finish. Optically the Tasco is one of the better scopes I own.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:07 PM

Both my sears 76MMs are boxed with the focusers mounted. I think with having to install the focuser each use would lead to dropped and lost, stripped or cross-threaded screws. Just a thought. -Ken

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:41 AM

Hello Guys,
I have made contact with the seller here is some information he emailed me (The tag on the box reads Sears Equititorial Refractor model 6335. The tag on the small tube reads sears model 6335 equitorial refractor coated f= 1200 mm d- 76 mm no. 272868 Japan)
He is willing to sell the scope for the right price and end the auction I think he would take a offer of $275/$300. plus shipping .He has been doing research on Ebay for the telescope value he may see the Sears scope that went for $300 awhile back .Looks to be in good condition I would go with $300.00 might do it.
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 10:35 AM

Who was this scope made by? Is it a Towa? How old do you think it is? Gotta have this one!

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 11:13 AM

Most of the Sears scopes were made by Towa this one late 60's early 70's

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:26 PM

I'm current high bidder, but it won't last...looks like a Old West shoot out in about 50 hours.. The set up looks pretty clean and complete.

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:48 PM

Hope ya get it Bear

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 10:13 PM

Bear,
IMHO, even if you think the price is high, I'd go for it. You don't see many good condition complete examples now and I would bet in the future they will be more scarce and more expensive. If I didn't need eyepieces so bad I might would have joined the fray. Good luck.-Ken

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 12:51 AM

I'm current high bidder, but it won't last
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Nope, sorry. ;)

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 05:24 AM

Hey Ken,
Make sure you come up with a good maximin bid for the shoot out.Some advise don't bid even numbers you don't want to lose out by .10 cents EX don't bid $300.00 use $301.51 instead you be suprised how close these things can come.
Good luck

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 05:44 AM

Bruce,
I'm sitting this one out. I have two already, albeit not the same model, but same dimensions. I have to get EPs for my new love. She's a mid 80s(classic?) Meade 8" LX6/2080 SCT that I found in the local paper for $99. It came with heavy tripod.wedge,forks,electric drive,2 diagonals, and a Meade 26mm super plossl.-Ken

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 06:26 AM

Ken ,
You should post some photo's in the gallery !!!
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 06:38 AM

Ken,
I just finished working on the Sears Discoverer 4-6339-A that I got off Ebay several week ago about the same time Clint got his Sans& Streiffe. New paint job,refinished the tripod looks almost new.I should be able to post some photo's tonight on the gallery.
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 08:20 AM

Well, I'm high bidder again , but the price is fast approching the CFO's threshold for approval. At this rate "clean and polish the gutters" could show up on the honey-do list.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 08:32 AM

Da Bear,(bidder 6)
This one going over on Sunday everyone and their brother going to be bidding with seconds to go,I'll be watching from home three days to go still climbing $$$$$$
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 08:52 AM

Sunday should be interesting......First off, eBay shootouts and snipes NEVER go according to my plan. But,by gettting the price up early, a lot of late bidders will be already be out of the game. Good luck to all, its a heck of nice piece.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 08:57 AM

The sans and striffe i bought is exactly the same as this scope On the tag there is a circle C, so small is the trade mark you have to use a loop to see it I asumed it is Carton The Sans tube was beat but the lenes are near spotless got lucky there and it actualy has all its parts for $50...and $50 shiping. Well this one looks like a $400 job

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:02 AM

Hey Clint,
You got the best deal of the year, That's only because I was the other guy bidding on that scope. I let you have it !!!!!
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:16 AM

I'm also bidding on this one and I'm in the same boat. My wife came in while I was looking at the auction and said, "Is that you as high bidder!" :o I already have to take her out for dinner and a movie this weekend and now she's talking about an estate auction on Sat. :foreheadslap: What have I got myself into? Should have hit that close button faster.

This would be my very first scope. I've been saving to buy a new one, but these older models have much more appeal to me. I'm building a reflector right now, but it's not done. Good luck to all.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 07:34 PM

Da Bear
You better jump back in you been out bidded, This may set a new record for the Sears Discoverer telescope.This one going to who ever wants it the most$$$$$. :bawling:
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