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Takahashi 6x30 finder - Is it genuine?

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#1 telescoping

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 12:17 PM

Hello all,

 

I recently bought what seems to be a Takahashi 6x30 finder. However, I am not quite sure if it is genuine. Hence I wanted to reach out to Tak scope owners/experts and seek their guidance/opinion.

 

I have attached a few pictures of the finderscope, along with a drawing showing all the major dimensions (in mm). It would be great if you could please take a look and share your opinion regarding the genuineness of this scope.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 01:14 PM

Possibly genuine. I used to work for a dealer but did not see too many of the 6x30 finders. Most Tak finder brackets use three screws in the back and 3 pointed nylon screws on the front that line up with that groove in the barrel. At least the 50mm ones do.



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Posted 19 November 2019 - 01:42 PM

Possibly genuine. I used to work for a dealer but did not see too many of the 6x30 finders. Most Tak finder brackets use three screws in the back and 3 pointed nylon screws on the front that line up with that groove in the barrel. At least the 50mm ones do.

Thanks.

 

Given my very limited (near-zero) knowledge of Taks, almost everything about this finder seems to match up with all the other Tak finders I have seen on this forum. The one major thing about this finder that bothers me is that it does not seem to have a taper where the white and black "barrels" meet (please see yellow box in the attached picture, which is where the taper should be). Is it possible that this is an older model and hence does not have that taper? The taper seems to be unique to the 6x30 finder (I haven't seen it on the 5x25 or 7x50 finders).

 

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 05:00 PM

Perhaps check with Land Sea and Sky....They would know..For sure.


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Posted 19 November 2019 - 08:22 PM

I have two 6x30 finders and one 5x25 Takahashi finder.

 

The 6x30 is tapered OTA (black part).

The 5x25 is straight OTA.

 

I am guessing your 6x30 is older than mine.  5x25 is old (1992).

Yours looks genuine Takahashi's finder to me.

 

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 08:44 PM

Perhaps check with Land Sea and Sky....They would know..For sure.

Thanks for this suggestion. I will give them a call and see what they have to say.



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Posted 19 November 2019 - 08:51 PM

I have two 6x30 finders and one 5x25 Takahashi finder.

 

The 6x30 is tapered OTA (black part).

The 5x25 is straight OTA.

 

I am guessing your 6x30 is older than mine.  5x25 is old (1992).

Yours looks genuine Takahashi's finder to me.

 

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Tammy

Thanks for these pictures. Mine looks exactly like your 6x30 finder except for that black tapered part. Even the font matches exactly (I am referring to the unique font Takahashi uses to etch the numbers, specifically the "3").

 

Since you own two of these finders, I was wondering if it would be possible for you to check some of the dimensions shown in one of the images I had uploaded with my original post. I would be grateful if you could.

 

Thanks.



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 02:50 PM

Here you go.

 

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 09:54 AM

Here you go.

 

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Thank you Tammy. This is extremely helpful.




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