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I have a dozen or so vintage Weaver scopes and was wondering where I can get information about them.  For an example I have a K4-F.  What does the F stand for?
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Originally posted by 303Lithgow 303Lithgow wrote:

  What does the F stand for?

Just a guess..."fixed" power? 
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That might be a good guess.  I know W is for wide.
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Any idea what the objective distance would be?
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Originally posted by 303Lithgow 303Lithgow wrote:

Any idea what the objective distance would be?

I wouldn't know that. You might try contacting Weaver and asking them, friend. 

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The F was just a series designation.  It's from the late sixties, early seventies.  Then they went to just plain K4 and then they improved things and had the K4-1, and finally they had the K4-II....They had other series designations all the way back to the fifties.....( the K4-60----the K4 60B----The K4 E....etc...)   
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I have a Weaver J 2.5
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That's an oldie.....pre-1965 stuff....
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Had an old K8 that I gave to a friend that my dad bought in 1953.  Still made in El Paso.
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What does the E stand for?
We had a K4-E, but I have never seen an E. I thought maybe it was modeled after a European design?
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No....E is just another model designation.  The K (whatever) -1s started like in 1974. Everything with a letter designation was prior to that.  The K 60's and 60B's and 60C's were 50s and early to mid 60s.  From 1974 till the end of the company, in 1983, they were all marked as -1s and, later, -II    (Steel-Lites on the box....) 

The 70s and early 80s Weavers were excellent scopes. Way better than the money they were asking for them.  I had several of them over the years.  I still have a like new K6-1 Micro Trac ( from 1979 ) that I am saving for a rainy day....and a rifle to put it on.  It weighs a whopping 15 oz!!  Stare

They were steel, so they were HEAVY....( about like all the Sewer Pipes they make today!! )  Shocked




 

What ever happened to a 9 oz scope??!!   





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Thanks Ed, I was trying to figure out what the E signified.

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Weaver K6-1 Micro-Trac

Here's one from ebay.  Mine is like Mint....





Here's a K6-II Micro-Trac Steel-Lite.....the last El Paso series ever made....my scope is shiny like this one...( This one also happens to be the optional WideView as seen by the flat ocular..)  




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Dang, that's nice.

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The Weaver K4-1 Micro Trac is one of my All-Time favorites.  You can never have too many of these in your closet for rainy days....




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They are very nice scopes. Here's the one we had up for auction.













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It was testy. The finish is such a high gloss every time I touch, you could see the evidence of handling while trying to photograph it.

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Those old Weavers were blued like your rifle.  They always matched!!  Thunbs Up

( You can also touch them up with Dicropan T4 from Brownells....)





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Brady has a micro fiber towel I was using to wipe it down, but my camera picks up a lot of detail that you can't easily see with the naked I, until you load the image in photoshop. Then everything is more definitive and sticks out. I almost wanted to trash all of those pictures and re-shoot.  Loco
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Maybe you need to wear gloves while posing the subject....





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I thought about that. Because I come across several vintage scopes and mounts that have a really high luster, perhaps a set of cloth white gloves would be a good idea.

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Renaissance Wax will help resist fingerprints....and you can wax a smooth, glossy scope....ya can't do that with the matte scopes...








( Of course, if you had a shiny scope ( Eek )  and rifle, all the game will stampede out of the woods and go to another state!! )          Light It Up

















































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