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.