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#1 greju

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:06 PM

Some pictures of the recent addition. After having done considerable research I am pretty sure of the pedigree of this scope and mount. I have never seen anything like it before and other than a certain former lead singer from Ca. I doubt anyone will win this guessing game. I will add more pictures when I get it set up.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:07 PM

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:08 PM

Picture 3

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:09 PM

Last one for now.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:25 PM

Royale Astro r-70 series ?

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:32 PM

Looks like an old Jason?

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:02 PM

Did Steve sell you his Bushnell Sky Chief II 60 X 910 perhaps?

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:18 PM

One more picture to add to the confusion. I can never get a good picture of the lens but it does give a clue. Good guesses but I do not think anyone is right yet according to the info I have.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:20 PM

The lens is actualy in good shape and clean no matter how the picture makes it look.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:24 PM

And the storage box for the scope is unique in a way I have never seen on a Royal Astro, Towa or even a Unitron. Can you spot the difference?

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:30 PM

Looks like it has rounded dovetail corners like my Carton box has. :smirk:Mike

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:42 PM

Didn't take you very long to figure it out Mike!

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:05 PM

I tried to cheat and read the label but your photo is of insufficient resolution!

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 12:19 AM

Didn't take you very long to figure it out Mike!



Mike is awesome, not older than dirt, but maybe older than good glass! He knows stuff! :lol:

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:46 PM

Lots of lookers but few guesses, still looking! A few more pictures. This is a little unnerving. Far from being an expert on GEMs, especially ones that are completely new to me, seeing all these parts packages kind of scares me. I hope all the parts are there! At least the parts were well wrapped!

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:48 PM

Opening the packages even scares me more! Anyone have a schematic?

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:49 PM

Look at those setting circles!

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:50 PM

This is a massive mount! At least to me.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 06:32 PM

The mount screams Royale Astro, regardless of what "brand" it is. Once you descide to quit playing and tell us the model I will see if I can dig up some assembly instructions for you :grin:
(nope - no more guesses from me)
I have seen that mount somewhare - just can not remember where... must be old age setting in :shrug:

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:14 PM

Is that a Carton?
The colors say either that or the Sky Cheif...

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:24 PM

All the Sky Chief's I have seen are AltAz mounts.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:31 PM

Do I hear a hint of sarcasm in your reply or is it just one of the many idiosynchracies of the WWW that I percieve to hear a hint of sarcasm? I did not mean to be "playing" when I started this thread but instead was hopeing to find out more info on my scope and to see if anyone else had one like this. Thanks for your offer but I think I can figure it out with info provided from previous posts. :bow:

#23 greju

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:34 PM

Check out the archives. Many mentions of Sky Chief GEMs.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:37 PM

No sarcasm at all.
I am very good at digging up obscure info (like the reassembly instructions for the 7TE-5 mount)
It is, however, driving me nuts that I have seen that mount before and can not for the life of me remember where......
What size is the objective???

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:41 PM

Yes, The Skychiefs are gorgeous! I have one with a skewed altaz mount that got damaged in shipment, next project on the list to be fixed. Its been down in the closet too long.....


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