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    Default Scope Work

    I picked up a old steel tube Weaver yesterday. It was the K-4-W that looks like a TV screne from the back end. A buddy of mine has several of these and likes them. I showed him this one and he said he had a couple that had got dull and was not as bright as they should be when you looked through them. Does anybody know of a good place to send a old scope to get it reworked?

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    Default Older scopes

    There are a number of people that will re-work scopes but the true is that the older scopes just aren't as bright and clear as the newer ones. Newer optical glass, coating, and better designs do make a difference. I've got a variety of rifle scopes dating from pre-WWII to very recent. When you compare them the differences are very apparent. For example I took the Weaver K-4 I bought new in the 60s to the range recently - it was hazy, dull, and not near as sharp as even a new cheap $25 scope you can buy today.

    Even the older Leupold Vari-X II & III scopes aren't as good as the newer ones- Leupold improved the design and used better optics as they became avaliable. A new Vari-X I you can buy today is much nicer optically than an older Vari-X II that is 30 or 40 years old.

    I'll see if I can dig out some of the scope repair folks contacts but to be honest- it probably just isn't worth the time or money.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cast Iron View Post
    I picked up a old steel tube Weaver yesterday. It was the K-4-W that looks like a TV screne from the back end. A buddy of mine has several of these and likes them. I showed him this one and he said he had a couple that had got dull and was not as bright as they should be when you looked through them. Does anybody know of a good place to send a old scope to get it reworked?
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