Old Weatherby 2.75x - 10x Scope
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Optics & Mounts > Old Weatherby 2.75x - 10x Scope

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-30-2010, 11:34 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Racine,WI
Posts: 38
Default Old Weatherby 2.75x - 10x Scope

When I took dad's old reloading equipment from my mother's there was a old Weatherby scope in there. I set it to the side until I had a use for it.

Now that I retrieved my .22 (Marlin 25N) from my bother over the weekend, I have a use for it.

I cleaned up the lenses and mounted it on the .22. It appears to be a nice scope, but I am having a hard time finding out anything about it.

I do not see a model number on it, though it does say it is made in Germany, it is a 1" tube, has a 50(ish)mm main objective and is 2.75x - 10x. It is has 2 dial caps on it. One has an inner and outter ring for windage and elevation, the other is a focus ring.

What I did find was some old adverts from the mid 60's showing it basic configuration.

Anyone out there know anything about this scope? I appreciate any help/info.

Thanks

__________________
schwefel is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 12-31-2010, 01:28 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 4,969
Liked 700 Times on 480 Posts
Likes Given: 719

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by schwefel View Post
When I took dad's old reloading equipment from my mother's there was a old Weatherby scope in there. I set it to the side until I had a use for it.

Now that I retrieved my .22 (Marlin 25N) from my bother over the weekend, I have a use for it.

I cleaned up the lenses and mounted it on the .22. It appears to be a nice scope, but I am having a hard time finding out anything about it.

I do not see a model number on it, though it does say it is made in Germany, it is a 1" tube, has a 50(ish)mm main objective and is 2.75x - 10x. It is has 2 dial caps on it. One has an inner and outter ring for windage and elevation, the other is a focus ring.

What I did find was some old adverts from the mid 60's showing it basic configuration.

Anyone out there know anything about this scope? I appreciate any help/info.

Thanks
Pics would really help. Your analogy of the turrets are all wrong though. Are both on top??
__________________

Freedom is not free. The best of us always leave too soon.

jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 02:35 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Racine,WI
Posts: 38
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpattersonnh View Post
Pics would really help. Your analogy of the turrets are all wrong though. Are both on top??
Here the pics are.

Turrets, the name makes sense. Thanks.

As the pics show, yes, both are on top.


Thanks
imag0096.jpg   imag0097.jpg   imag0099.jpg  
__________________
schwefel is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 12:39 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 4,969
Liked 700 Times on 480 Posts
Likes Given: 719

Default

It looks to be an old Imperial. You were correct! The Imperial did have two turrets on top as you stated. Most bases were windage adjustable, the the windage portion was for very fine tuning. Most of them have a smaller front bell and are not that high power. Cool old scope! You can find them used in the $200.00 range, but again most are not that high powered. They were ahead of there time and have very intricate internal mechanism. They were produced by Hertel & Reuss from the early '50's to early '70's. The 2 screws you see on top are used if further elevation is needed. You can zero at 100 yards, loosen the screws, lift the turret and set it to zero, that way it is simple to return it.

__________________

Freedom is not free. The best of us always leave too soon.


Last edited by jpattersonnh; 12-31-2010 at 12:43 PM.
jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 01:27 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Racine,WI
Posts: 38
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpattersonnh View Post
It looks to be an old Imperial. You were correct! The Imperial did have two turrets on top as you stated. Most bases were windage adjustable, the the windage portion was for very fine tuning. Most of them have a smaller front bell and are not that high power. Cool old scope! You can find them used in the $200.00 range, but again most are not that high powered. They were ahead of there time and have very intricate internal mechanism. They were produced by Hertel & Reuss from the early '50's to early '70's. The 2 screws you see on top are used if further elevation is needed. You can zero at 100 yards, loosen the screws, lift the turret and set it to zero, that way it is simple to return it.
THNAKS!!!

I appreciate the info.

I checked GunBroker a few days ago and there was nothing. Looked again, just now, and here it is. I will keep an eye on it, just to see what it goes for. I would not say that mine is collector quality, though.

"RARE" Weatherby Imperial 2 3/4 to 10x Rifle Scope : Scopes at GunBroker.com
__________________

Last edited by schwefel; 12-31-2010 at 01:36 PM.
schwefel is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 09:41 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 4,969
Liked 700 Times on 480 Posts
Likes Given: 719

Default

That guy wants the bidding to start at $299.00

__________________

Freedom is not free. The best of us always leave too soon.

jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2011, 01:54 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Racine,WI
Posts: 38
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpattersonnh View Post
That guy wants the bidding to start at $299.00
You see that he has the BIN at $300?

I think the proper translation is "I am greedy and will not let this go for less than $300."

He would do better starting it low. Found a completed auction on eBay for the same scope. It was started at 9.99 and sold for like 315.


Whatever
__________________
schwefel is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2011, 02:39 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 4,969
Liked 700 Times on 480 Posts
Likes Given: 719

Default

Here is the site of a guy that knows a thing or two.
Skeeter's Weatherby - SPECIALS

__________________

Freedom is not free. The best of us always leave too soon.

jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
.257 weatherby mag oxjobber Ammunition & Reloading 2 11-29-2011 01:51 AM
257 weatherby PMC brass. Rant Ammunition & Reloading 4 12-26-2010 11:48 PM
Weatherby Rifles rickrem700 General Rifle Discussion 2 04-30-2009 11:23 PM
Weatherby info fshn General Rifle Discussion 3 01-07-2009 06:14 PM