Ok so here's my newbie telescopers question for tonight...
I have bought a few odds and ends classic scopes off of Craigslist, etc. I'm not in a position to store scopes that I don't have an imminent use for, or that I have found a better version of. Case in point, I have a "Traq" branded scope which is a Towa made 60mm x 800mm (with extension tube) from the 70s, on a cheap altaz yoke mount. Optics seem to be fine, but extension tube kinda wobbly, and all in all nothing too exceptional.
So to the question at hand- I could use a few of the parts to help repair/restore some of my other scopes. Is it culturally acceptable to harvest parts and ruin an otherwise "fine" scope? Should I first offer it up on the group here? Or offer the harvested parts I don't need?
If it had a broken objective or something then I feel more clear cut, but since it otherwise "works" I feel guilty for dismantling it.
What do you all think is the right thing to do?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.