In the 80's, I bought my first telescope at a flea market for $100, an Edmund 1000mm, 4" newtonian, white metal tube, equatorial mount. I had fun with it, viewed some Messier objects, and moved up to Coulter Odyssey 10.1". I kept the smaller scope and loaned it out, spreading the infection to others. I knew enough not to try solar viewing with the dob, but rigged a solar projection setup of the Edmund using parts for a desk-mounted lamp. It wasn't pretty by any means, but it did allow me to view sunspots projected onto a piece of white paper.
I have an a classic Astroscan that I have been advised not to use for solar projection. I don't want to spring for an expensive, to me, dedicated scope designed for direct viewing. What would be an inexpensive way to get pack into solar projection, not direct viewing or imaging? Would a cheap refracter with an angle view work for my purposes? Would a small department store scope on a tripod mount work? I see any number of them on Craigslist. Would a cheap reflector by better?
Thanks in advance for your advice.