Just bought my very first telescope (I'm 66 years old, probably entering on a second childhood). At any rate, it's an Abercrombie & Fitch 313AF, which I understand to be a Jason 313 in different clothes. It's in very nice condition, and best of all it cost me all of $10.00. If it doesn't serve any other purpose, It has gotten me bitten by the vintage telescope bug.
At any rate, the quality to my untrained eye seems to be pretty decent, with the exception of certain cost cutting measures, most notably on the tripod. Why in the world would a manufacturer take a nice hardwood and paint it?!!! Especially this hideous shade of dark chocolate brown! Anyway, as part of the cleanup, I am in the process of stripping, sanding and refinishing the wood, which appears to be mahogany (until all the brown paint is close to gone, it's hard to tell). If I can figure out how to post photos, I will do so for anyone who is interested.