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CMPMikeD 08-29-2014 02:46 PM

Unertl Scope Repair
 
Just posting info of a known repairman of the USMC Unertl scope. The CMP does not endorse this company, but simply posting information on a point of contact.

Iron Sight Inc.
918-445-2001

TokiWartooth 08-30-2014 09:31 AM

18 month wait. Eff that.

CMPMikeD 08-30-2014 07:21 PM

We are not endorsing this repair entity, nor do we endorse any company, simply putting known information out there. If anyone else knows of someone with similar repair abilities, please feel free to post that info here.

pmclaine 09-10-2014 08:30 AM

If you are talking about the Unertl 10X as from the current auctions US Optics did refurbs for the Marine Corps. They would likely be able to service your scope. Just be careful regards the USO mod and new spring install if you are concerned about the scopes Unertl purity.

There is currently an order pending for new production Unertl Marine Corps 10X scopes from USO here....

http://forum.snipershide.com/optics-...t100-sale.html

dprice3844444 09-10-2014 07:16 PM

Scope Repair Services

Contact one of the following services for scope repairs or reticle replacement.
Also included is a source of reticle wire in case you decide to replace the wires
yourself.

Iron Sights, Inc., Scope Service Division, 4814 S. Elwood Ave., Tulsa, OK
74107, (918) 445-2001, (918) 521-7736, www.ironsightinc.com. The owner is
Mike Sexton and the company is usually backlogged on repairs so don’t be
surprised if it takes several months to get your scope back.

Optical Services Co., 5489 Santa Teresita Drive, Santa Teresa, NM 88008, (915)
592-5338, oscscope@aol.com. Owner is Bill Ackerman. Bills daughter Cheryl
is also part of the business. Cheryl can be reached at (915) 740-4290,
cwarring2000@yahoo.com.

Parsons Scope Service, 2213 Smith Road or P. O. Box 192, Ross OH 45061,
(513) 867-0820. http://www.parsonsscopeservice.com/, Gil Parson the founder
and longtime owner recently passed away in Sept. 2010. His son is running the
company.

Craig Stegall, Portland, Oregon, (503) 849-4184

Quality Scope Repair, 1961-A Stonehenge Ave, PO Box 10246, Bowling Green,
KY 42101, jbrown40004@hotmail.com, (270) 799-3012

Unertl Optical Company, Inc., 17 S. Hampton Rd., PO Box 234, Donnelsville, OH
45319-0234, (937) 631-2854, aaron_unertl@earthlink.net. Aaron Davis, a long-
term Unertl employee, repairs and reconditions externally adjustable Unertl
scopes. He also works on other brands of scopes.

Vintage Scope, Benjamin N. Penk, Santa Maria, CA, (805) 619-7143

For reticle wire contact Dan Stangarone via email at ds1911@verizon.net. Dan
sells wire in two diameters (0.0015” medium and 0.0005” fine). As of this
writing the price is $15.00 per 10 ft length, which should last the average shooter
several lifetimes or many attempts to get it right. Send him a self addressed
stamped envelope (SASE) for shipping. Dan says it’s annealed tungsten reticle
wire and is very strong. It shows up jet black and is easy to work with. If you’re
uncertain on the wire diameter, I suggest you go with the 0.0015”, but ask Dan for
his recommendation.

For standard or custom reticles, contact T. K. Lee Company (http://www.
scopedot.com), 1282 Branchwater Lane, Birmingham, AL 35216, (205) 913-5222,
info@Scopedot.com. The company can replace the reticle with a standard
crosshair or, as stated on their website, they can, “Replace the crosshairs in your
scope with a custom LEE DOT reticle, the quickest, most natural and instinctive
aiming reference there is. We can install a dot or dots in most scopes, sized and
spaced to your specifications.”

Osborn Optical Systems
Atn: Earl Osborn
585 S. Dewey Road
Dewey, AZ 86327
Phone & Fax (928) 632-8717

Most anything

TokiWartooth 09-14-2014 12:05 PM

I wouldn't send a Nerf scope to Parson's, but that's just my opinion. Others may have their opinion, but once again, I am entitled to mine. I know many of you probably had good work done, but maybe they just don't understand M84s. Hence, why I do them now.

I bought quite a bit of wire from Dan, he does a very careful job spooling it for you , but you can buy SPOOLS of wire on E-bay for a very cheap price, if you need a lot. I do, so it made sense for me. I picked up 24,000 ft. of .00075 stainless steel wire for $30. I also bought 5000 ft of .0010, 6000ft of .0012. All of them combined was under $150. It's cheap enough to give away, but the labor needed to measure and wrap it is a pain, and I give credit to Dan for doing this. I wouldn't.

Ironsights does good work, it's just a wait. At 10 months, I was told I could pay $25 for "expedited" work. I have my opinion on that "offer", but you take it as you may. Mix Sexton's work is good, so that is all that matters. Plus, he's the ONLY ONE with ART II parts.

TokiWartooth 11-25-2014 07:33 AM

Ok, getting to the Unertls...
Since my last post on this thread, I've purchased 2 origins Unertls and 1 USO MST 100.
I've done minor (well, what I consider minor) repair work on one. I'm currently waiting on delivery of a broken scope as I won't feel so bad if I mess it up opening it up. I've opened up the ocular end on these. 1st and foremost, non-serviceable reticle. 2nd focal plane laser cut (or stamped out, like a circuit board) item that is glued in. Turret design is pretty straight forward, but a bunch of compression springs and ball detents. Don't take them off if you've been thinking about it, you'll lose those little ball bearings and have to replace them. Turrets will not operate correctly without them. Once my scope arrives, I will remove the objective end and and get to the cone shaped erector. I like the fact that the reticle is not part of the erector like the Redfield and other scopes of that type.

pmclaine 12-03-2014 07:05 AM

Toki is this a Unertl USMC 10X/MST 100 you are taking apart? Any chance you are taking some pictures to post? I appreciate seeing pics of your work. It allows me to see what I want to learn without actually doing something bad with one of my scopes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TokiWartooth (Post 1192679)
Ok, getting to the Unertls...
Since my last post on this thread, I've purchased 2 origins Unertls and 1 USO MST 100.
I've done minor (well, what I consider minor) repair work on one. I'm currently waiting on delivery of a broken scope as I won't feel so bad if I mess it up opening it up. I've opened up the ocular end on these. 1st and foremost, non-serviceable reticle. 2nd focal plane laser cut (or stamped out, like a circuit board) item that is glued in. Turret design is pretty straight forward, but a bunch of compression springs and ball detents. Don't take them off if you've been thinking about it, you'll lose those little ball bearings and have to replace them. Turrets will not operate correctly without them. Once my scope arrives, I will remove the objective end and and get to the cone shaped erector. I like the fact that the reticle is not part of the erector like the Redfield and other scopes of that type.


TokiWartooth 01-31-2015 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pmclaine (Post 1196982)
Toki is this a Unertl USMC 10X/MST 100 you are taking apart? Any chance you are taking some pictures to post? I appreciate seeing pics of your work. It allows me to see what I want to learn without actually doing something bad with one of my scopes.

I've taken the turret assemblies completely apart numerous time now. As a matter of fact I a swapped the elevation assembly on my USO MST 100 onto my Unertl MST 150 (which started life as an MST 100) Taken the objective end apart. Ocular eyepiece apart. Here's the problem. It looks like these scopes have glued in printed reticles. I'm looking for a source. The scope has a relati vely simple design. It also doesn't look like it was designed to be nitro purged. You can screw off the eyepiece and obj lens, which is a no-no for a sealed scope..

pmclaine 01-31-2015 08:28 PM

Great stuff.

Sent you an email inquiring about M40 3-9X greenies. Looks like I will be going down the M40 road soon.


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