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I bought a like new Husqvarna 30.06 a while back and am just getting around to putting a scope on it. The serial number dates it to 1956 so I wanted a period correct scope. I had picked up a 60's Cornell scope for it but decided to try and get a really period correct one. I was browsing eBay and came across this Sears/Weaver scope 2.5 - 8 that matches the Weaver V8 specs. It came with a rear adjustable mount as these scopes had no internal adjustments at that time. It has a couple light scratches and a some rub-through on the mounts but the patina with the blue on the mounts turning plum colored is really cool ... $30 delivered to my door which I thought was just a cool deal.

The only issue I have is that it doesn't clear my rear sight even with the elevator removed. I don't think I want to shim the mounts that much for clearance nor do I want to remove the sight leaving a dovetail or install a plug. I'm thinking I may replace the rear sight with a folding Williams sight instead even though it's a more modern piece.

The scope is crystal clear and bright. Overall, it should make a nice vintage rig for occasional shooting. I'm keeping this one like it might have been back in the day.

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I have the very same scope on my Mauser,given to me by a good friend for that same reason,it works great .it’s not really period,just the action,it is an action I bought already worked on fo about $150 years ago,it’s pedigree is unknown,but probably 1940-1950 from some military,the only mark is the waffenampt Eagle but that is only on the follower but nicely worked on. I bought a 30,06 Shilen heavy sporter bbl and hadBill Monell in Pine Bush NY mate them up,long ago,then blue it.The stock I retrieved from a scrap walnut bin at Numrich Arms when they were a visitor friendly Company and you could go to the store there,I saw a beat up walnut Mauser stock and got it for $5.it’s a heavy rifle and suitable for sniper work,with that heavy barrel I carry it but it’s at its best as a stand rifle.
 

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I have the very same scope on my Mauser,given to me by a good friend for that same reason,it works great .it’s not really period,just the action,it is an action I bought already worked on fo about $150 years ago,it’s pedigree is unknown,but probably 1940-1950 from some military,the only mark is the waffenampt Eagle but that is only on the follower but nicely worked on. I bought a 30,06 Shilen heavy sporter bbl and hadBill Monell in Pine Bush NY mate them up,long ago,then blue it.The stock I retrieved from a scrap walnut bin at Numrich Arms when they were a visitor friendly Company and you could go to the store there,I saw a beat up walnut Mauser stock and got it for $5.it’s a heavy rifle and suitable for sniper work,with that heavy barrel I carry it but it’s at its best as a stand rifle.
Cool, I figured it would hold up to the 30.06 better than that Cornell scope I had bought. It looks pretty solid. I had just taken the rifle to the 50yd and shot some with open sights to see if the 30.06 kicked as hard as I remembered, It did. Just ordered a dovetail folding leaf rear sight to install in place of the original as a placeholder and I can then mount the scope.
 
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