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#4942341 - 02/15/11 11:53 AM ?s on Vintage Leupold Mountaineer Scopes
RAS Offline
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Can anyone tell me about these scopes? Do they require 1' inch rings or something different? What is a fair price for a decent one?

Thank you for the help ahead of time.

Jeff
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#4942524 - 02/15/11 12:38 PM Re: ?s on Vintage Leupold Mountaineer Scopes [Re: RAS]
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RAS, The Mountaineer scope was Leupolds early internal adjustable model. Made in 4x & 6x from the early 1950's until around 1960, when it was superceded by the M7 scope. They are 1" tube & nitrogen purged, but not constantly centered reticle as with the M7.

They rarely come up for sale, but recently a NIB example was auctioned & went for over $200 dollars, IIRC. A 4x Mountaineer is the scope mounted on Jack O'Connor's favorite Model 70 .270 Winchester, rifle No.2 I believe.


Edited by 3dtestify (02/15/11 07:22 PM)

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#4945618 - 02/16/11 09:29 AM Re: ?s on Vintage Leupold Mountaineer Scopes [Re: 3dtestify]
RAS Offline
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Ok thank you.

Anyone else?

Jeff
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#4951031 - 02/17/11 04:27 PM Re: ?s on Vintage Leupold Mountaineer Scopes [Re: RAS]
bearbacker Offline
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I hsve the 4x Mountaineer on my granddad's rifle. It's good and clear, but as mentioned before, the reticle is not constantly centered. It is a 1" glossy tube. Pretty much everything (in the scope world) was glossy back then. Oh, and the crosshairs are pretty fine. The duplex crosshairs were a definite improvement for a hunting rifle.

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#4967567 - 02/22/11 07:47 AM Re: ?s on Vintage Leupold Mountaineer Scopes [Re: RAS]
dingo Offline
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Originally Posted By: RAS
All:

Can anyone tell me about these scopes? Do they require 1' inch rings or something different? What is a fair price for a decent one?

Thank you for the help ahead of time.

Jeff


The 4X Leupold Mountaineer was made from 1953-1960. I have an NIB 4X Leupold Mountaineer which was made in 1955. Its already been mentioned but the 4X Mountaineer was one of the very first Leupold scopes with turret adjustments.

Here's a pic of mine.






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