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Old 07-21-2015, 03:44 PM
captpete captpete is offline
 
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Default Warner Swasey Scope Question

OK, so, I went out on a limb and purchased a 1903 with a W-S Scope on it from Simpson Ltd. The sales guy said there were specs on the lenses (I can believe that!). He also said it was a bit cloudy. While he said it was definitely useable, it still needed some attention to be 100%. So, who should/could I send the scope to and have it looked at? Cloudy isn't good... at least in the modern age of diamond crystal lenses and 20 layers of coatings... Any and all thoughts in this matter would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:48 PM
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You might want to read this summary.
http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=41989
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:04 PM
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That is a tremendous help. I'm a "little" afraid of the accumulated deleterious from over the yeears... especially when the center section was pulled out!

Looks like I'm in with both feet!

Any other points of honor out there?
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:21 AM
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Does anyone have information on cleaning the interior prisms within the Warner-Swasey Musket sight?
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:32 AM
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You might try Tokiwartooth here on the forum.
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:34 AM
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There has to be a story that goes along with that name!!! Thank you for the information, I will contact him straight away...

-- Peter
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:19 PM
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That Milsurps link is an excellent tutorial. Im looking at a WS 1913 now with a leather case, rail, rail mount screws and an aftermarket replacement eyecup. Im thinking a WWI sniper would be a great addition to the collection.
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Old 07-22-2015, 06:02 PM
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Where in the world did you locate a replacement/aftermarket eyecup? That item would seem to be as scarce as hen's teeth....
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:12 PM
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Hayes Otoupalik had some repro eyecups on his web site in the past
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:54 PM
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Hayes has a few items including a wrench but no eye cups on his site. So, I sent him an email to see if he might have some in a drawer somewhere... This is getting to be a treasure quest
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