Very curious about your "older" Bushnell Sky Chief as I have a "real old one" but can't can find any info on it anywhere?
I'm out of town at the moment, but it looks like the attached image I found off the internet . I found the Skychief at Value Village for $7.
Bushnell Sky Chief 1
Price ($USD): discontinued
Type: Achromatic Refractor
Aperture: 60mm (2.4")
f Ratio: f/11.6
Focal Length: 700mm
Made in Japan
I had some decent 965 eyepieces left over from another bygone scope and found the optics to be pretty good, certainly worth the $7 anyway, and the whole scope can be carried in one hand (unlike my other 3). "Older" is rather relative , I'm guessing late 70s, but am not sure. I took the whole thing apart, cleaned, painted the inside with black chalkboard paint, and rebuilt the mount.
That's about all I know..
BTW, I never got a response from the seller to the Craigslist Bausch & Lomb ad (its still listed). I was thinking even if the scope was garbage, the mount might be ok for the skychief... Probably worked for the best. I don't need any more scopes and the little alt az is truly a grab and go.
Edited by Maxtrixbass, 11 June 2016 - 09:44 PM.