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Just got given a Weaver K3 60C scope which is just the scope I want for a old rifle.

The crosshairs are damaged, does anyone know if Weaver will still repair such old scopes?

Does anyone have an idea if these old scopes can hold zero on a 375 H&H that see alot of use?

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The site you want is http://scopedot.com/
The real Weaver (El Paso ) is defunct, they are now Chinese.
Have TK Lee put about a 3 minute dot with medium crosshairs in it and you'll be all set.
Yes a K3 will handle a 375, the famous Finn Aagaard (http://www.gunsandammomag.com/gun_columns/border/
dotb_0212/) used a K 2.5 on his VERY well used M 70 375 H&H for years in Africa with great success.
NOW a caution.. unless that K3 is pristine, before you spend more on it, you might want to look on ebay for a mint one with
a post and crosshair or medium/heavy crosshair. Other fine Classics are the Lyman all American or Kollmorgen with a CH or
PCH. Any of these can be bought in almost new condition for $300 or less. IMO Kollmorgen is the best as they made
submarine optics for the navy but they do take a 26mm ring which only Leupold is still making. Or any 1" ring can be
opened up with a fly cutter to 1.08" to fit. Check out this auction:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=1301 45394132&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=003
Long live classic scopes!
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Been looking at a Kollmorgen is it an American scope and what period, never heard the name before but it looks like a solid scope!
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Yes it is American with a rather tangled history, Stith & Kollmorgen made fine scopes in the 40s,50s & early 60s, both were
assimilated into Redfield (when it too was making fine scopes). Kollmorgen is perhaps most famous for its Korean War M-1
rifle 4X sniper scope that was made for the US Marines (and no one else). Those scopes, with essentially the same optics as
the sporting Kollmorgens, sell in the $2000-4000 range IF one can even be found. I have sat several of my minty "Kolis" up
against the best Burris and Leupold fixed power scopes made today and they don't give away a thing. As to being "solid" yes
they are, they have a very thick aluminum tube that is far stronger than the Weaver's thin steel tube. they are also more
weatherproof (after all weatherproof is a given when you make submarine periscopes!)
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Originally posted by 30-06 forever 30-06 forever wrote:

Yes it is American with a rather tangled history, Stith & Kollmorgen made fine scopes in the 40s,50s & early 60s, both were
assimilated into Redfield (when it too was making fine scopes). Kollmorgen is perhaps most famous for its Korean War M-1
rifle 4X sniper scope that was made for the US Marines (and no one else). Those scopes, with essentially the same optics as
the sporting Kollmorgens, sell in the $2000-4000 range IF one can even be found. I have sat several of my minty "Kolis" up
against the best Burris and Leupold fixed power scopes made today and they don't give away a thing. As to being "solid" yes
they are, they have a very thick aluminum tube that is far stronger than the Weaver's thin steel tube. they are also more
weatherproof (after all weatherproof is a given when you make submarine periscopes!)

 

Sorry to burst the bubble here, BUT, the best scopes of 40 years ago won't touch even the moderately priced scopes offered today as glass and coatings have changed that much. Just stating facts of course you can have your opinion.

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