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#1 korea drab

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 12:37 PM

Searching the Korea part on ebay found this rare thing.
Looks more like an early 19 century scope.
Not related just amazed about it!



#2 Greg Robinson

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 02:34 PM

That's the scope which was mounted on a USMC M1903A1 rifle modified for sniper use. It saw service in WW2 and Korea. Seems like an insane amount of money for just a scope but they typically do sell for a lot of money.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 03:21 PM

Unertl still supplies the Marine sniper scopes...and they are expensive!


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Posted 09 October 2007 - 08:26 PM

combine the scope with the micarta carrying case and you have a nice down payment on some wheels.To be honest I would rather have the scope and case!!!!

Edited by doyler, 09 October 2007 - 08:27 PM.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 08:54 PM


As of Tuesday night that scope and case was up to $4,750.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 09:52 PM

That stuff is going for outrageous money these days. Whether its worth it or someone is just willing to pay that, I dont know.

I did watch a couple months ago a guy drop $1750 on just the carrying case.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:57 AM

In the mid 1970's I saw an M1903 with a long scope on it for sale at a gun shop described as a "USMC sniper". I believe the price was about $400 which was a lot of $$ for an M1903 in those days. I knew nothing about those back then. Was it a legit USMC sniper with unertl scope? I'll never know....do I wish I'd found a way to buy it? ....sure do!!! :lol:

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 06:13 AM

This is the same type of scope that Carlose Hathcock used in Vietnam on his sniper rifle. There is a picture of a Vietnam era sniper rifle with a scope like this on it in his book as well. As for Unertl still making the Marines scopes I believe that they lost the contract a year or two ago to the Schmidt&Bender M-8541 3-12X50 day sight with Badger Ordnance scope rings.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 08:04 PM

a freind of mine has one with the case that he got at a yard sale years ago I think for 50 bucks, I saw a couple on ebay a few years ago sell for around $2000-$3000 and told him about it, he was pretty surprised but I think he still has it.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 08:55 PM

Unertl scopes are very nice scopes. Had one mounted on a Winchester M75 .22. Great clarity and the external micrometer settings allow you the precision of hitting the samae spot over and over again. Regreted selling it ($400.00 in '91) originally got the rifle/scope by trading an anvil and leg vice for it. (easier to lug around when your in the military).

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 11:13 AM

I wouldn't pau $6300+ for it unless they could prove it had some confirmed kills on it, and even then I'd hesitate

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