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B & L Balscope Sr.

Postby IRTERRY on Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:24 pm

About 6 months ago I picked up a Bausch and Lomb Balscope Sr. at a garage sale. It has a 60 mm objective and a 20X eyepiece. According to the receipt still in the box, it was purchased in 1958. It appears to be a very nice spotting scope with smooth focusing and a sharp view across the field.(especially for $18). My question is whether there is any hope for finding a B & L 30X and/or a 60X eyepiece somewhere or another brand that would fit the scope.
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Postby Jne_K on Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:10 am

Hi

The old Balscope was a classic and arguably one of the best spotting scopes, if not the very best, of its day. Truly a fine optic and if you got one in mint condition, you did very well. Finding an eyepiece, though, is going to be a long shot. Get on E-bay and watch like a hawk. Used is your only option, here.
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You may be in luck

Postby MarkBianchi on Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:02 pm

My girlfriend and I were going through some of her fathers old stuff and we found what we believe to be both a 60X and a 30X eyepiece for a B & L BALscope Sr. I can send you pictures of the items if you would like to verify that they are what you need. My email address is skidmarkb@gmail.com

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Postby Guest on Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:39 am

Is there a chance you would sell, if so you can contact me at cellini1284@comcast.net or 724 622 6001, Thanks Andrew.
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Re: B & L Balscope Sr.

Postby btfg1950 on Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:09 pm

Hello Joanie,

I read your 10/09/2007 responce to IRTERRY regarding the Balscope Sr. spotting scope he picked up at a garage sale. I have my dad's Balscope Sr. w/60mm objective lens and 30X eye piece. It's still in it's original box etc but am missing the eye piece cover and the tripod mount. Also, at this point am unable to unscrew the front cap. I live 2 1/2 hours west of Seattle and wonder if you know of anyone out this way who might do service/cleaning on this fine scope and may also be able to help find used parts like the ones I mentioned above. Thanks in advance for your time and thoughts! BTFG1950
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Re: B & L Balscope Sr.

Postby Jne_K on Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:12 am

Hi

Independent repair outfits are rare these days. Most repairs are through the manufacturer. I would at least give Bushnell a call, since they handled B&L optics for a time. If nothing else, they would have contacts for repair. Otherwise, you might go online and try to Google something. As for used stuff, probably the best source is E-bay and, especially, Astromart. Got to register at Astromart, but it is a treasure trove of good used stuff. Best of luck. That is a fine old scope. be a shame not to be able to use it.
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Re: B & L Balscope Sr.

Postby btfg1950 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:18 pm

Thanks for the help and suggestions Joanie!
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Re: B & L Balscope Sr.

Postby Jne_K on Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:16 am

You are very welcome!
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Re: B & L Balscope Sr.

Postby Guest on Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:04 am

JUST LOOKING TO GET A COUPLE OF EYEPIECES FOR A CUSTOMER WHO'S BALSCOPE I AM CLEANING FOR HIM. REPAIRED BINOS AND SCOPES FOR 30 YEARS WITH F. C. MEICHSNER IN BOSTON..IF ANYONE HAS ACCESS TO 20X, 30X, 60X PLEASE LET ME KNOW...THANKS..LARRY REICH 1508 833 1232
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Re: B & L Balscope Sr.

Postby Jne_K on Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:24 am

You might also check Ebay or Astromart
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Re: B & L Balscope Sr.

Postby Guest on Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:06 pm

I need lens caps for a B & L Balscope Sr.if any one has any. my email address is briann@normanc1.com
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