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  • M40 green Redfield scopes, 40X bases and scope rings (lots of pics!)

    Original green Redfield scopes, bases and rings educational thread! Please post pictures and information pertaining to these pieces here.
    Please keep this thread and discussion to ORIGINAL scopes and parts only!

    Scope F57389
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    Scope F58691
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    Last edited by M40A5; 07-06-2017, 12:21 PM.

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    • #3
      Scope F57640

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      For some reason this scope has a punch mark on the threads at the ocular end. Anyone know what purpose it may have served? Maybe as an index indicator for the magnification settings?
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      • #4
        Bases 1 and 2 are parkerized 40X
        Base 3 is a blued 40X
        Base 4 is a blued 700SA engraved with serial number 224360

        The 40X bases all have squared corners on top and the 700SA base has truncated corners. Also note the different milling styles on the bottoms of these bases.
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        Sorry for the crappy pics of this base, will fix later.
        This base has the same milling pattern on the bottom as the blued 40X base above (base #3), so this base was originally blued and then parkerized at some point. The windage screws have also been parkerized, they were originally case color hardened.

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        • tokiwartooth
          tokiwartooth commented
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          Ok, I needed these pics a year ago.

      • #5
        Very impressive collection. Impressive indeed.

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        • #6
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          Last edited by BoltTrash; 11-06-2016, 12:49 AM.

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          • #7
            Scope F57984
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            Last edited by M40A5; 07-06-2017, 12:27 PM.

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            • #8
              Great photography.
              "...But they would never find anything to beat the old Springfield ...the long sleek streamline, very slim but with potent bulges, all in the just exactly right places to give it that pugnaciously forward-leaning, eager look that marked the Springfield. Beside it, the M1 looked like a fat old man puffing with a lack of training...the two most beautiful things made in America were the ax-handle and the clipper ship? ...they should have added one more thing: The Springfield '03 rifle..."

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                • #10
                  Are you a professional photographer for your day job?

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                  • #11
                    And I thought there were only two things you could do on a pool table!
                    You can take a Marine out of the Corps, but you can't take the Corps out of a Marine.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Specopsk9 View Post
                      Are you a professional photographer for your day job?
                      I'm not a photographer at all; the guy with the white hair in the above picture is my father and he is the one responsible for these amazing photos. Photography has been a lifelong hobby of his, but not a profession. He studied with Ansel Adams back in 1980, and is a well known expert on pre-1900 American wood and brass cameras. I'm pretty damn lucky to be able to bring him cool stuff and have him shoot it for these posts.
                      Last edited by USMCSGT0331; 09-09-2015, 07:33 PM.

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                      • #13
                        That is cool. I think he is lucky to see and touch these things also. Tell your dad that my hat is off to his work.

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Game Warden View Post
                          That is cool. I think he is lucky to see and touch these things also. Tell your dad that my hat is off to his work.
                          The kind words are appreciated! He's not a "gun guy," but he stops by this forum site to see what people think of his photography work. He definitely enjoys seeing all the compliments!

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                          • #15
                            Well, those scopes certainly deserve fine photography, and your dad did them complete justice. Beautiful! And the way he aligned them perfectly, he has to be a Marine!
                            Last edited by SemperFi; 09-09-2015, 10:03 PM.
                            You can take a Marine out of the Corps, but you can't take the Corps out of a Marine.

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