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Anybody got instructions? Back in the '40s, it was not unusual for kids to make as a science project their own scope. I'm not looking at competing with Zeiss, Swarvoski, Leupold or any of the other big boys. Rather, I'm thinking 19th Century technology. Any manuals anywhere?
 

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I'm not sure how you would do that without spending more on tooling than you would on a good factory scope. The equipment for grinding, and polishing lenses alone would cost more than a good Leupold.
 

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Sometimes money isn't an option, it's the task and accomplishment they are after.

But to the OP I have no clue. I remember a science project were I made a mirrored box to see around a corner though!
 

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As a young boy back in the 40s/50s I used a collapsible telescope.Some black tape,a shim to hold the eye peas up level,a dot of paint on the lens. Mounted the rig on a Cadet 22 with practice it worked.
 
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