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Hello all.
 
I hope some can help me.
Vintage scopes, I find them very interesting and like to learn more about them.
What I am thinking of are rifle-hunting scopes from the 1920`s and up to the WWII.
 
Are there some dealers who deals in these kind of scopes?
 
Back then, was Zeiss the best maker? Who was the leading makers?
How good was these scopes?
 
The dream is to find one and use it on my drilling from 1931. Also to use it when hunting.
 
Hope some can help me.
 
Thanks for looking all
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I believe that you can broaden your search, there was a plethora of manufacturers in and around Wetzlar (where also Hensoldt and Zeiss were made).
 
There is of course Kahles (Helia), also an exellent scope.
 
Here´s a page with some old scopes, another page is ebay:
 
 
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Oh I forgot; my fellow countryman technika posted earlier about vintage scopes:
 
 
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Thanks for the reply and links.
Some great scopes was sold there yes, sadly I lost out.....Maybe some will come around who know or have something for sale.....
 
You use old scopes to?
 
How was the adjusting on these scopes? They only had one wheel for adjusting on top of the tube. How accurate was it?
 
 
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Hello Vegard,
 
Have not had the chance to achieve any scopes from that era, have some from the fifties though.
 
Have a look at ebay, write: "vintage rifle scopes"
 
The windage adjustment were made with the adjustable rear ring/base.
 
Many of these scopes are not self-centered so you can end up with the reticle center/aiming cross anywhere in the sight-picture when sighting-in is done.
 
"Accuracy is as good as a modern scope with the same specifications" Wink
 
Many of the old scopes are still serviceable, I know of one Helia Zielvier being repaired recently.
 
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Hello and thanks for the information.
 
What maker to look for when seeking a scope with a self-centered reticle?
I just NEED to get my hands on one of these...or two.Smile
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If I´m correct the self-centered reticle appeared in the late fifties/early sixties. If everything is lined up on the rifle it´s no big deal, the reticle will be "almost" in the center.  
 
Another draw-back with old german/austrian scopes is that they could have 26mm tube diameter.
 
Have a look here for some info:
 
 
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