I stopped by a place this afternoon in DeFuniak Springs.
I looked at his binoculars. He had one WWII B&L 6X30 for $40. Intriguing but it had a chip in a prism so I forgot that one. The other one was one of the various high end ones they sell. I had just glanced at it once before but this time looked it over.
I could see no damage to the glass at all. Even dirty, you could tell it was good.
Now the bad news.
the screw or whatever holds the center cover which usually gives some info was missing. I could be wrong but I don't think it is important.
Looking through the objectives I could see one tiny piece of trash. It could have been maybe 1mm by 3mm, I am certain it would have minimal harm to the view. It was dirty but looked like it could be easily cleaned.
Now the odd thing, I have owned several similar models and I think they had green lens coating but this one was really really green. The covering was the typical ribbed rubber. It was dirty but looked undamaged.
At $135 with no bargaining I decided to pass but it could be a real bargain for someone willing to clean etc. it, especially if he could bargain down the price.
Edited by Yarddog, 26 March 2020 - 08:22 PM.