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#1 Compressorguy

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:33 PM

Had a Polarex pop up on nearby craigslist. Don’t see these very much over here. Debated and debated but the price was right and once he sent a pic of the objective it was a no brainer. It was pristine. He was the original owner and purchased it between 1968-69 while in Europe and had it shipped back over when he returned. He also said it had only been under the stars probably twice. What a shame!!! Only thing wrong was a screw missing from the finder bracket but I found it in the case. Also the dec lock rod was broken at the threads but I ended up fixing that so she’s good as new and not a mark on it. I’ll let the pics say the rest...........

 

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#2 Esso2112

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:36 PM

That is a beautiful scope. Welcome to the Unitron/Polarex family. 



#3 Compressorguy

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:38 PM

Broken dec lock rod, oh what to do?

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#4 Compressorguy

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:49 PM

Works and looks as good as new and retains the stock length

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Adjustment screws were bottoming out and the legs were still slipping so I installed some leather belt shims to add friction. Worked great.

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Scope must have been at higher latitude. At least @ 45 deg. Can’t adjust it out anymore for my 35 deg location. Seems I read they made several different lengths for different locations. Need to make a trade with my northern friends.

 

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#5 petert913

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:04 PM

Wow, that thing is clean!  You will love it.   I have a late-'60's Tasco 7TE-5 60mm and the contrast and views through that little lens are amazing. 


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#6 ScottAstroNut

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:08 PM

Congratulations on the extraordinary find! Great looking scope that I am sure that you are going to have a great time with. 

 

Awesome job on the repair of the dec. locking rod. Extremely fine workmanship. 

 

Enjoy!



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 05:46 AM

Awesome!!! Congrats! Great work on the repair!

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:36 AM

One never gets tired of Unitron pics! Nice dec rod repair too.



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:04 PM

Congratulations Scott! Nice pick-up! Fun awaits! :)



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:56 PM

Smart, creative repair of declination lock rod!




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