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model 330 weaver scope

Postby foot348 on Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:57 am

bought old savage with weaver model 330 scope would like info on it.

Re: model 330 weaver scope

Postby Steven_L on Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:28 pm

In the book "Old Rifle Scopes" by Stroebel, the author states that the "330C (military designation M73B1) was supplied to the US Government during WWII for use on the Springfield 1903 sniper rifles. They were given increased waterproofing, but otherwise were used pretty much as Weaver built them."

Made from 1930 to 1947. Value is listed as $80.00 to $125.00. The volume I have is ten years old. You would be lucky to sell it at any price. There really is not much of a market for these obsolete items.
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Re: model 330 weaver scope

Postby buckmeister2 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:55 pm

The first paragraph Steven L. wrote was spot on. Historically, the 330 had a place as an early hunting scope, at a time when nobody really used a scope in the U.S. woods. However, his conclusion paragraph was wholly incorrect. The 330's are becoming more and more popular. They can "complete" a collectible Winchester Model 54 or 70 rifle, as they are period-correct. In addition, many owners of unaltered Springfield '03 look for them to convert their rifle to the military sniper version. A 330 with regular crosshair in just fair condition can be had for $50. But, a 330 with a sniper post and in great condition may go up to $250, or more. If you want to sell it, clean it up a little, and put it on ebay. Use the money to buy a nice vintage K2.5 Weaver for your rig.