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 Post subject: The Other Bug
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:56 am 
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Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:27 am
Posts: 2243
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
My other weakness ( I can hear wifey doing her Liz Taylor eyeball roll from here ) is steel tube Weaver rifle scopes.

It all started when I gave my wife a Squires Bingham 20-D rifle. She wanted a light weight scope for it, since the rifle weighed 6 3/4 lbs iron sighted.
I hummed and hawed around a bit, and found in a pawnshop a Weaver B-4 3/4" tube scope. I mounted it and sighted it in. Talk about love at first sight. That scope found a home on my 10-22, and Wife got a brand new Bushnell 4 X 32 rimfire scope. Everyone ended up happy. I've been keeping an eye out for the steel tube W's for close to 30 years now...

Anyways, here's a look at just the tip of the ice berg...


Left to right:

Weaver B-4 in good collector grade. (It's not the first one that started it all) Early version with steel eye-bell and open turrets. In 3/4" Weaver rings to Weaver base.

Weaver D-4. This is the only one I've seen that isn't roll stamped "Marksman". In original manufacture Burris steel 3/4" rimfire rings. (those rings cost more than the scope did)

Weaver K-3 60-B. It's in standard 1" Weaver clamshell rings.

Weaver K-4-1. This is an early version of the famed micro-track system. Shown in aluminum Leupold vertical split rings. It has a post and cross-hair reticle, which is very fast on running targets.

Weaver K-12-C-3. I believe this is a pre 1980 scope, which would make it's manufacture date a 2 year window. It lacks the El Paso roll-stamp mark. A/O from 50 FEET to 10000 yds. A very recent acquisition for me. :mrgreen: Haven't shot with it yet...

Weaver V-9-1. 3-9 X 38 mm A/O from about 40 yds to 1000 yds.

Accouterments across the top from left to right:

Weaver TO-10 tip-off adapter plate. Originally made for the Winchester 94-22, it fits any action that is dovetailed for tip-off rimfire style rings. It is notched for weaver style rings and has a rimfire dovetail groove as well.

UTG adapter riser from rimfire dovetail to Weaver picatinny.

Sun optics adapter plates for two piece mounting on a rimfire rail. Notched for Weaver style rings.

Standard Weaver 1" clamshell rings.

At top is a factory original scope caps for "B" series 3/4" scopes.

Most of these are built like tanks. I think I'm just a sucker for decent blued steel :rolleyes:

K-12 mounted on my 2100/13 and ready for sighting in:


K-3-60-B mounted:


Sun Optics adapter plates in use:


K-3 shoots like this:


That is a clean pull ring tab rivet take out at 12 meters. 8.2 gr R-10 Match by rws. About 560 fps.


Same pellet and distance. White rectangle is 1/4" dia.
Both shot off-hand, kneeling. I still got it! :mrgreen:


"Ain't no half-way"

Eye Protection!

 Post subject: Re: The Other Bug
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:35 am 
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Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:52 am
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Great collection and great offhand shooting! Sounds like you've got more of those in your closet as well! [emoji4]

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 Post subject: Re: The Other Bug
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:02 am 

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:23 am
Posts: 1598
Location: East Coast
Yeah I like retro K4's... I miss my K4 with the German post reticle.

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