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vintage scope repair

Postby webfoot10 on Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:10 pm

I have a older style scope that came mounted on a prewar mauser sporter. The scope is made by Norman-Ford & Co of Tyler Texas and
is their model called THE TEXAN. I cannot adjust the focus on it, and it
will need to be resealed , The tube is 7/8 diameter . and the mounts are
made by NIEDNER RIFLE CORP, of DOWAGIAC. MICH. The mounts which
are case hardened tip off type, are pinned and screwed to the action is
why I would like to keep the 7/8 dia scope . Do you know of a repair shop
that could repair this scope? Or where I could purchase a 7/8 dia scope
that could take the recoil of a 30/06?

Postby on Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:00 pm


You might try:

Johnson OpTech
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Berkley, MI 48072-3064
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Optical repairs/restoration

Postby Earl on Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:27 am

The best folks for any type of optical instrument repairs, restoration and calibration is Osborn Optical Systems at Their address is Osborn Optical Systems, 6324 N. 79th Lane, Glendale, AZ 85303.