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#1 Tom yates

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 03:43 PM

Don't know if this as been asked but how old does a scope need to be to get the classification as i have a 20 year old 7" Starfire.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 04:12 PM

Don't know if this as been asked but how old does a scope need to be to get the classification as i have a 20 year old 7" Starfire.


It's a classic. :jump:

I don't know that there's a universally accepted definition of what a "classic" scope is. But, as Justice Harlan once famously said (regarding obscenity) "I may not be able to define it, but I know it when I see it."

Some scopes, IMO, are "classics" as soon as they are made. Others, 50 or 100 years later, will still be nothing more than "old junk".

Here's a draft definition:

A "classic" scope is one that is coveted by multiple grey-haired (or bald) guys, and that multiple other grey-haired (or bald) guys remember mowing lawns all summer in order to finance its purchase.

:lol:

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#3 Tom yates

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 04:16 PM

Jim that make's me a classic aswell

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 04:58 PM

Jim that make's me a classic aswell


That's great!

Me? I'm "old junk". :lol:

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 02:19 AM

Classic anything is 20 years old my Harley is one year away from that status. One mans junk is another mans treasure. 100 years make it antique I personaly am double classic plus 7 and almost half antique!!

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:21 AM

We've had several threads on this subject. Please do a search and you'll get your answers. Basically there is no official designation for classic or antique, but there are some gernerally accepted guidelines.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:54 AM

Thanks for the reply's I really love the older scopes I used to work in the Antique trade and looked at 1 or 2 on my travels

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:53 PM

Dont listen to Len he is like antique and a classic. For that matter my mind is gone its all new to me.


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