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#26 Mr Magoo

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 01:24 AM

Thank you all. I hope I made a good investment there. I had really disregarded the auction. I just happened to look at it right before I left for work which was around an hour before it closed. I didn't realize that the seller had dropped the minimum by $50.00, so I thought, what the heck, I'll place a bid and see what happens since there were no bidders. I really thought I would be outbid, but maybe that means I paid too much. The shipping for me was $38.88, so $188.88 for the total. I'm not sure of the age of this scope. I didn't have much luck researching the model #. It would be nice to come up with a list of model #'s and date of manufacture for the Sears scopes. I was thinking maybe it is from the '70's. When did they stop selling them in wood cases? I believe this scope also has a grey tube. Is that a useful indicator of age? Now I'm just hoping the seller does a good job packing it. Wish I had it tonight with the clear skies I have, although it is pretty cold. It was only 24 degrees for our Messier Marathon.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 08:42 AM

I believe the metal legged Discoverers came after the wooden legged ones, otherwise thay are identical scopes. Your new one is probably mid 70's. Your final purchase price was a little higher than what they usually go for, but considering its condition I'd say it was worth it. Shipping for me was about $75, which even with the reduced price made it too expensive for me.

Welcome to the Discoverer club.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 09:22 AM

Ken you got a great buy that scope is MINT!
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 09:33 AM

Ken Look at it this way. Nobody's put their greasy paws on it! That right there is worth the shipping alone! Mike

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 01:29 PM

Mike,

Would love to hear how sharp the lens is on that scope. Congrats !

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 10:56 PM

Which lens are we talking about here? :question: Mike

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:13 PM

Which lens are we talking about here? :question: Mike


Oops....sorry Mike, :o I meant Ken on his new find.

Ken, how about a report on the optics at some point ? :)

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:43 PM

Will do Jae when I get it in my hot little hands. Looks to be a good one.


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