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I got a scope from a trade and from what i have heard so far not alot of people can tell me much beside it is probably a custom ordered scope.
The scope says on the side of it 4x banner by Bushnell  it is a 4x32 it is gloss black but here is where i loose everyone.  The reticle has been identified by a few people to be a german #2 which from what i heard was never an option on these scope.  The only other markings on the scope are on the bottom where it says made in japan, 4x32, it has a circled BL and im guessing the serial number, it says NO.xxxxxx.  Maybe someone here could tell me what they know.  I was looking to sell it toward something a little more usefully to me but i have no idea what it is worth.  Also the scope does appear to be a little older, it doent quite resember the newer bushnells, the caps are shorter and just looks different to me.  By the way the reason i put it in the riflescope section is because one of the things i was told was that it was for larger caliber rifles that didnt need the normal crosshairs pin point accuracy.  Here are a few pics to maybe help things alot a little
 

Those are also the seethru rings that came on it
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Well, it is a little hard to see in the photo exactly what it says on the side of the scope....if it says Bushnell Banner then it was made from like 1959 till 1963....if it says Bushnell Banner II it was made after that.
 
That is a post crosshair,....it may be a Command Post.  Look under the top ( elevation ) turret cap to see if there is a little secret pull-out lever under there.....that lever will flip the post up or down giving you the choice of crosshairs or a post.....
 
Some people collect them......or you could use it....they are not worth a whole lot of money.....maybe $50......It looks like a very nice specimen.....Thunbs Up
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it says 4x banner by bushnell on the side
 
i did hear about the command post.. and i've been trying to figure out if it does have one because when i look through the scope in between the thick post there is a thin line, i thought maybe it was just a space, but it actually looks like there might be something there like the other part that flips up... so i will keep checking but i havent found any kind of lever
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At first I thought it was a Command Post. Here is a pic I posted last year of one. The one shown above does not have the upper post.
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yeah its a german, #2 or #4 for sure
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Can also be a Baush & Lomb.I had one back in the early 80's on my 30-06.It had a post sight.Made very well, made in Japan I believe my scope had Bushnell made by Baush & Lomb written on it.Scope is long gone but I remember it.
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Originally posted by joker80p joker80p wrote:

it says 4x banner by bushnell on the side
 
i did hear about the command post.. and i've been trying to figure out if it does have one because when i look through the scope in between the thick post there is a thin line, i thought maybe it was just a space, but it actually looks like there might be something there like the other part that flips up... so i will keep checking but i havent found any kind of lever
 
Yes...it is just one of the old original Bushnell Banner first generation scopes from Japan---late fifties to 1963---with a post and crosshair sight.  Not a Command Post (as was pointed out here...)  
 
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I have the same scope!! It is mounted on my 30-30. I am interested in getting another; so if you have any idea were I can get one it would be greatly appreciated.Smile Thanks.
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