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Hello, all! My name is Sam, and I just bought a rifle with a 1950's era Hensoldt Wetzlar Diavari 1.5x-6x scope on it. The scope has scratches on the tube, but the lenses are crystal clear. I'm posting because I don't know anything about the scope. It has a single turret, and removing the cap shows four flat head screws in a birds foot patter, on being natural metal and the others being blued. 
Does anyone know anything about this scope? Google provides no help, and I wasn't even able to find out who I might ask for info, other than this forum. Please help!
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Have one of these old Hensoldt, bright as...

"Congratulations! imo the Hensoldt Diatal (ribbed aluminum tube) and Diasta (steel tube) scopes of the 1960s are the optically best 4x scopes ever made, and having the rarer D variant with both elevation and windage turrets is just frosting on the cake. Granted, adjustment is a little tricky, see photo:After removing the cap, you see the knurled top plate with 4 screws. The silver one is a set screw to lock the adjustment, loosen this first. probably it is not possible yet to turn the adjustment by hand right now. The factory packed the adjustment with some grease that has more often then not turned into sort of glue during the last 45 years. Remove the other 3 screws too, the top plate and the seperate index ring and clean out some of the sticky grease. Add a little drop of oil on the adjustment screw in the center of the brass bottom plate, reassemble. Leave all 4 screws loose so that the silvery indexing ring is still free to turn around the adjusting plates, not yet clamped between them. sight in the rifle. Turn knobs clockwise for up/right adjustment, small amounts please. After sighting in, lock adjustment with the silver screw. now turn the indexinig ring to the position with the tiny stud pointing to the index line, it was meant to be scratched wit further index marks by the owner. Clamp it by tightening the 3 black screws, but don't overtighten them , they are not under stress when shooting. I hope this description is of some help."

My 4x hadn't the dried grease syndrome, so I used an old adjustable rear mount to sort the windage adjustment, the claw-mount was missing but someone had cut the rail in order to fit normal scope rings   

Gerry Atric

Edited by Gerry Atric - February/18/2015 at 07:50
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