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If you happen to have a spare 4" Tinsley Lens.....

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#1 Steve_M_M

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:29 PM

This was once a beautiful scope.

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#2 Glassthrower

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:33 PM

Wow. That's a shame. :(

Quite rare as well.

#3 twhite

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:01 PM

Wow. Wonder what happened to the lens.

Warrensburg is not to far out of my beaten path, and very close to my friend with the 90mm Sears scope. Hmm.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:22 PM

Why even bother with eBaying it? :(

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#5 mikey cee

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 12:03 AM

Maybe there's some clown out there with an optics set looking for the correct OTA! You mustn't make rash comments....we must be civil and understanding of our fellow E-bayers! :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :lol:Mike

#6 jouster

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:00 PM

So basically the guy wants $55 plus the winning bid amount to ship you an empty 40 year old aluminum tube.

#7 Mike Rapchak

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:10 PM


It's possible that by "lenses" the seller means eyepieces.

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#8 trainsktg

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:12 PM

No, its missing the objective too. One of the pictures shows that all too painfully well.

It looks like someone took a hacksaw to the finder as well.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:40 PM

And the cell, too, I think.

#10 Vesper818

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 12:44 AM

That's my bid, and I'm really hopin' to get it. Not only do I have an 85mm F16 objective that this would fit perfectly, but it is a part of local California history....
Ths refurbishment woiuld be a joy to do, as it really is beautiful.
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 12:56 AM

Well, since you have a cell, this is a sweet deal (apparently) made just for you. ;) The tripod and tube actually look real clean. Judging by the finder photo, its probably scrap, but that's minor.

Another scope saved from the trash pile! :jump:

Keith (it looks like eBayin' it wasn't such a bad idea after all)

#12 jouster

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 06:55 AM

Good job Carol. Hope you get it. I guess that it does have some value after all. Maybe you could post some pics of the refurb.....

#13 Vesper818

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 02:18 PM

Absolutely!
The objective is a Jaegers, so the work will be worth it. I'm crossing my fingers that no one else sees the value in this, and I can get it for 55.99


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