I picked up an odd little scope from a surplus shop. Normally, I would have passed this thing by because it is commercial. However, the shop had lots of used uniforms, NVG mounts, survival gear, etc. and this scope was sitting in the case. For the price the guy was asking, I couldn't pass it up. According to the guy, a soldier brought it in for sale. The scope has been through Hell and the lenses have a fine sand encrusted around the edges. It is a Simmons scope and I'm not even sure what power it is. I just thought it was a neat find regardless. Don't let the outside fool you, the optics still work well. When I got home, I tried it out on one of dad's AR-15's and it mounted perfectly on top of the carrying handle. Since then, I have bought a rail and am in the process of buying the scope rings. Someday, I'll buy an AR-15 to put it on.
Anyone know if the military used Simmons scopes? Were soldiers allowed to purchase civilian scopes for their own use? Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!!
Edited by nkomo, 19 January 2009 - 09:07 AM.