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  • #61
    The correct strap is 5/8 or 3/4 wide. I had a couple in the old days and tossed them cause they weren't cool. They are super cool now.

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    • #62
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      Last edited by USMCSGT0331; 11-22-2018, 05:21 AM.

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      • #63
        Do you think Dick at Premier Reticles installed it? That would be my first guess.

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        • #64
          Very nice! Ranging reticle on the bulletproof M49 . Neat. Now you need a spotter to call your shots!

          Any idea if the mil-dot is calibrated for 20X? I guess so but it would be interesting to spot a few shots to confim it.

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          • #65
            got the M15 tripod from a member on another forum around 8 years ago and bought the scope from eBay around 5 years ago and restored it
            IMG_0111 by John Hermesmeyer, on Flickr

            IMG_0112 by John Hermesmeyer, on Flickr

            IMG_0113 by John Hermesmeyer, on Flickr

            Not as nice as that one and no where near as nice as modern scopes but it works

            Sure would have liked to get a cherry one like that but Im sure they cost more than I could afford

            Yours is almost to nice to use

            Need to find a front cap and strap and I do have a brand new plastic storage tube for it not pictured

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            • pmclaine
              pmclaine commented
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              Nice job on the restoration.
              I replaced my Kowa with one of the Badger M49s.
              It made my range bag a good ten pounds lighter and I can actually fit some gear in the bag now without my optic taking up all the room.
              They arent the best but they are good enough and they get the job done.

              I like that "key" on your securing band. The NOS scopes had a little tiny blade to turn and it was not that user friendly the way yours looks to be.

          • #66
            actually I replaced it with a strap
            easier to get it setup
            I think it was a fastener for a drier exhaust

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            • pmclaine
              pmclaine commented
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              I went with a strap too.

              Besides being tough for my delicate girly digits to operate the worm gear band doesn't conform to the tripod bag for storage all that well.

          • #67
            ill get pictures up this weekend but the scope tube mine came with was made of fiberglass or something
            it looks like it was a older model and it was covered in cloth
            i have the newer one I got NOS from a board member on another forum years ago but the older one has character ....

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            • #68
              Does anyone have one of these for sale all I need is the scope I have the mounts and everything else.

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              • #69
                9296, can you post a pic of the case? Its probably linen phenolic, it might be a case for an M48, a B&L scope.

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                • #70
                  Its exactly like this http://oldguns.net/pix/17706.jpg

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                  • #71
                    That is a linen phenolic case for the M48 spotting scope, very rare!

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                    • #72
                      This is mine
                      M49 spotting scope by John Hermesmeyer, on Flickr

                      M49 spotting scope by John Hermesmeyer, on Flickr

                      M49 spotting scope by John Hermesmeyer, on Flickr

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                      • #73
                        The scope is pretty old to the data plate is brass not tin

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