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#76 okiestarman56

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:13 AM

If you love 60mm scopes then you will love this 90mm


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#77 CHASLX200

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:04 PM

That sure is a tank for a 90mm scope.

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#78 David E

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:03 PM

That sure is a tank for a 90mm scope.

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Hmmm looks like he's selling it for someone else. I wonder if someone is trying to run a scam through him? His feedback of positive so I don't think he would try it. Obviously something's wrong. OTOH it the picture shows the actual scope, I'll gladly trade my $1500 Parks for it! :lol:
 

#79 Scott Horstman

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:06 PM

It's a stock Meade photo. This ad was up a few months ago same pic and 90mm description but I think a different seller.
 

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 10:54 PM

Not sure if this was posted yet. It's an old Royal Optical refractor - possibly a rare f/20.

http://www.shopgoodw...?ItemID=4601957
 

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:05 PM

I can't find any R74's in my downloaded Royal Astro catalogues! :crazy: :confused:Mike
 

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:21 PM

It isn't a Royal Astro R74 76mm, but rather a Mizar 60mm. Goodwill has made corrections to the ad after receiving some feedback! :brick: :wron:
 

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:26 PM

Hey Caveman:
8 inch cave astrola
not mine

http://sandiego.crai...1096551981.html
 

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:05 AM

Hi Mike,
Although it turned out that its not an R74, here is the link from Mr. Provin's site: http://geogdata.csun...cal-Catalog.pdf

Its on Page 4..
 

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:27 PM

See http://southcoast.cr...1094489559.html

I'm not the seller, it just caught my eye. I asked him if he how he knew it was old and not a fake: He said:

Only because my Grandfather got it from his Grandfather when he was a boy. There is no documentation for the item only the story.
So how old I have to guess, but that means nothing with out a document to support. I have looked for any markings to support where it come from or one similar, it looks like turn of the century probably isn't worth anything, but $125.00

Contact him, not me.
 

#86 David E

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 05:14 AM

It's a stock Meade photo. This ad was up a few months ago same pic and 90mm description but I think a different seller.


Looks like the seller cancelled the auction. If it was legit maybe he'll get the proper description and relist it.
 

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 05:31 PM

I *think* this has been on craigslist for a while, but can't remember if it was posted here or not 'fractor

Looks pretty cool, but I don't have a 22 to trade for the thing. Previous owner must have lived a couple doors down from Santa Claus. :grin:

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:04 PM

I emailed the seller. He says it's a Mayflower and that he doesn't know what the diameter of the objective is.

Following the links to the Royal refractor catalogs, it looks like this one is most similar to the R-73 pic, though the OTA looks shorter, more like the 1200mm R-74.

What do you folks think? It's close enough I could probably pick it up on my way home. Is $150 reasonable? Or a bit large?

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:18 PM

This is just me but, if the glass looks good yeah, I'd probably pay $150 for it. In fact I have a 22 rifle. It's a semi-auto though, and it's kinda hard fighting off rabid foxes and racoons with a telescope. :poke:
 

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:33 PM

Don't know why my edit didn't show up. I looked up Robert Provin's Mayflower catalog, and this scope seems to match the #816, so it'd be a 76x1200. The seller is going to look in the box for the badge, and let me know what eyepieces are included.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:51 PM

I'd say it's worth $150 AND a trunkful of weapons. I have that same scope. Mine is Royal Astro (OTA exactly the same as a Tasco 10te) The mount and tripod are better, identical to the famous 7te5 Tasco. If you don't pick it up immediately...well, may I suggest you be shot? :roflmao: Growing up I remember Echo Park as a pretty tough part of L.A. With the light pollution and the crime rate, the rifle, unfortunately, may be more useful than the scope.
 

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:27 PM

Well, shoot. The seller wants to trade it for a rifle. The scope was his grandfathers, vintage 1974. He wants to surprise him with a rifle, and said that I "don't qualify" because I don't have one.

Easy go, I suppose. Though I may try one more time...

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:49 PM

Oh cool! He said he's talking it over with his spousal unit, and he'll let me know if he changes his mind!

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:00 AM

Tim I have three of them 2 of them are mint in boxes what ya got to trade I need tinsley eyepieces!! 1 1/4" Brass ones!! This is the guy that said the scope was from 1906 I guess he belived me when I told him it was a 1960s mayflower
 

#95 David E

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 05:11 AM

Well, shoot. The seller wants to trade it for a rifle. The scope was his grandfathers, vintage 1974. He wants to surprise him with a rifle, and said that I "don't qualify" because I don't have one.

Easy go, I suppose. Though I may try one more time...

-Tim.


I don't get it :shrug: how much does your average 22 cost? If he's that stubborn I'd make a quick trip to WalMart. :confused:
 

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:45 AM

Maybe he doesn't meet the qualifications to get a gun at Walmart or locally..... :scared:
 

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:40 AM

Tim I have three of them 2 of them are mint in boxes what ya got to trade I need tinsley eyepieces!! 1 1/4" Brass ones!! This is the guy that said the scope was from 1906 I guess he belived me when I told him it was a 1960s mayflower


Clint: You mean this particular seller thought his scope was 1906? Odd, since his grandfather bought it new in 1974!

Well, I'd sure hate to make a trip to Wal Mart and end up stuck with a 22 rifle when this dude changes his mind AGAIN. :foreheadslap:

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 06:23 PM

Well, shoot. The seller wants to trade it for a rifle. The scope was his grandfathers, vintage 1974. He wants to surprise him with a rifle, and said that I "don't qualify" because I don't have one.

Easy go, I suppose. Though I may try one more time...

-Tim.


I don't get it :shrug: how much does your average 22 cost? If he's that stubborn I'd make a quick trip to WalMart. :confused:


FWIW I picked a semi auto Marlin on sale a couple months ago for $159. If he's asking for a fully automatic it aint legal without a permit.
 

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 06:53 PM

Well, I haven't heard a peep since last night. Can't understand why he can't take cash and pick out a rifle himself, unless he's trying to acquire one "under the radar".

And homey don't play that.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:02 PM

It's not as easy as picking up a .22 in California. The gun maybe purchased by you, but it will remain your responsibility as the recorded owner until a legal Firearms Dealer transfers the ownership of the rifle. (Not free.)

California is really whacko with firearm regulations, and I'll bet the "trader" of the telescope doesn't realize the hassles of trading a firearm in the state of California.

If it was legit, sell it for cash, and purchase the firearm yourself.

Something seems fishy about this deal. Better agree on a CASH deal.

DD
 


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