I picked up what to me is a interesting one today. I first responded to the seller towards the end of last week, and was told that I was too late responding and a scheduled pickup was already pending. The seller then contacted me back a few days later and said the buyer never showed up last week for the set pickup appointment, and stopped communicating with her.
She said if I was still interested she would leave it outside on her patio today, and I could stop by to pick it up, and if I liked it after seeing it to leave behind $25 if I wanted to. I did pick it up and left $30 in a hidden location she directed me to. We never spoke in person, and just exchanged a hand full of text messages.
The scope is a 80x1200mm, and has two finder scopes and 4 independent counter weights. (One finder is a 40x450mm, and the other is a 6x with a 30mm objective lens. Both look original to the scope). It will definitely need some cleanup and work, but I think I should be able to get it all functioning. I will need to fashion some rings. Right now I just mounted it with some electrical tape for the photo. One is missing, and the other is cracked.
Can any one tell me more about it? I'm interested in knowing its approximate age and Japan maker?
Edited by Mbinoc, 05 October 2021 - 08:10 PM.