Featured Unertl lens cap wanted!!!

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by tac foley, Oct 15, 2020 at 4:04 PM.

  1. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    Somehow I've managed to lose the front lens cap for my 2" Varmint scope with calibrated head.

    My usual go-to man, Dewayne Greiner, is declining to respond to my emails, so I'm in a bit of a fix right now.

    Any suggestions of a clean and wholesome nature would be much appreciated.

    TIA.
     
  2. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There are always aftermarket caps like flip ups, for example.
     

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    tac foley Well-Known Member

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  6. Mowgli Terry

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    Many, many years ago I had some problem with a missing lens cap. Unertl was still in business at the time. I called to get a replacement speaking to a lady. She shared that we could be sending caps back and forth until we got a match. The alternative was to send in the scope. I asked who to whom was I speaking. Elsie Unertl. The scope was quickly returned with cap in place. I still have this scope, 1 1/8" 10x, is mounted on my Remington 700 VS in .222. Don't time fly....
     
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  7. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff to remember, back when people seemed to care personally about their products, and the people who bought them.

    However, I'm still missing my lens cap.............................
     
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  9. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    The rifle is a 1958 BSA MkII International .22 target rifle. I also have a set of Al Freeland diopter tube sights, which use the more modern POSA-style mounts -
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    You'll note that the rifle above is a true leftie, with a LH action as well as stock. This one below is the right-hand version, with a custom-made one-off laminated stock made by the original owner sometime in the '70s' -
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    Better view - Scope is a '70's Tasco T707 in x16....
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    Anschutz Model 1409 with Tasco T7070 x18 -
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    This one had been in the back of a gun safe for over 20 years when I rescued it from being scrapped. It was covered with a fine layer of dust-rust, which I very carefully removed with a couple of Birchwood-Casey lead removal cloths. The stock was a festering wreck of peeling varnish - that was totally refurbed by hand and given 20 coats of Danish oil. The clean-up materials cost me almost $50 - the rifle cost me $40...the doo-dad on the end of the barrel is a harmoniser - and yes, it DOES work...
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    Five shots @25m.......
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    In case you might be wondering about the left and right hand rifles - my handguns are the same. I'm a true ambi and shoot equally reasonably with either hand or through either eye - I have no master eye - too expensive for my poor family, I guess. ;) I also write and throw, paint and eat using either hand. It's very useful in my spare time efforts to teach disabled [you say handicapped] people to shoot rifle or handgun.
     
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  10. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    THIS is a box of 50 shot at 100m....same old Anschutz.
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    Tac,

    Very NICE RIFLES! And I hope you can locate a Lens Cap as you advises.
    The only 22 Target Rifle I have had for years is a Model 19 NRA Target Rifle like the one in the picture. And I have a Unertl 6X Target Scope on it like the one in the picture.
    When I shot on the Army Rifle Team we had two Match Grade M-14s. But in the winter we practiced inside with our Winchester 52-D Target Rifles with Redfield Target Sights on them.
    But once again, impressed with your rifles and an excellent job restoring the one!:)
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  13. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of that style scope - but straight-tubed - made by Winchester. They came in a box of bits in the same safe as the poor old unloved Anschutz. I'll see if I can dig them out for ya!
     
  14. Chainfire

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    What is the O.D. of the objective end of that scope?
     
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    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have a model 75 and would sure like to get a '52 to keep it company. Not that it would make a difference in my shooting. The model 75 outpaces my abilities.
     
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    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    2.1865" The thread looks to be ~48 tpi.
     
  17. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    Got some more .22 rifles if anybody is interested............
     
  18. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Heck yea.

    Do you need the original cap, or are you just looking for protection? I have a solution, but it is ersatz.
     
  19. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    Mornin', Mr Fire. Thanks for the offer, but bearing in mind the extreme rarity of this here scope over on this side of the great Water, I'd like to keep it original if at all possible. As I noted, Mr Greiner is THE man for these scopes, but he just ain't pickin' up the phone. :(
     
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  20. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I understand exactly. The same reason that I need original holsters or bayonets for my military collectibles. Good luck and may the force be with you!