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Here's about a minty condt. Scout scope, still has almost all it's original black finish on the tube, this finish wears off quickly with use, and a short British tripod that was converted from a long leg one to the short pattern by the Canadian government for sniper use in WWII. Also a rare original British carrying harness which was specifically made for a short tripod. My understanding is that very few short tripods were made and those made were made during WWII, Ray
Johnny in Texas
Ray that is an awesome set up I am envious. I would just like to find a tripod to go with my scope. Do you know a source for a list of Brit. Sniper rifle accoutrements. I am looking for a scope box strap and a Scout Reg. tripod.
Jonny, I got this set-up and a GS Signals telescope that I put in my other sniper chest from the same dealer who I see at the military/gun shows. I bought that signals scope years back and it had no carrying strap and last year I saw the dealer again and he had an original strap for it. He deals in nothing but optics. I will search through my old business cards and see if I have one of his. He would be the best source for you those items.
A little added info on the short tripods. The one I have was arsenal converted or may even be an original made one. The original British model number has been ground off and replaced with the Canadian stamp so don't know what the original British model was for sure.
However, the jury is still out on whether the British made any short tripods in WWI in the original date of mine, as far as I know, there are no photos of them in use in WWI. In either case, in some period the Brits must have made short tripods as the British proofed carrying strap I have was originally made for a short one.
The reason I'm mentioning this is that a lot of the tall tripods had the legs cut down by shooters and others and basically you can tell by the way the metal ends/tips fit. Long legs cut down will have a larger dia and will not fit as would original made or arsenal replaced tapered dia legs on a real short tripod one like mine.
Here is a long discussion on these tripods that you might want to read to get some back ground on the short tripods. I'm assuming you want an original arsenal made or converted one.
Ken The Kanuck
Very nice Ray! Great find.
Johnny, I found his business card. All it has is his name and phone number and no email or business address.
His name is Malcolm Addoms, and phone is 804 648 7616.
He gets a lot of his items from England and if he doesn't have it, he might be able to get it. Real nice guy, you might mention I got the tripod and carrying strap from him, Ray
Johnny in Texas
Thanks Ray I will call him. I have a couple of the Scout Reg. scopes and one that is a parts scope. I have a like new rifle and scope with the scope box and transit case.
Nice rifle Johnny. Also that's a real early Scout scope as I believe they came out in 1939. It's the first one I have seen with a date stamp and also that low a number. Most have only serial numbers and I believe they all ran in consecutive numbers. You might want to put photos of your scope on that forum/thread, I'm sure it would draw a lot of interest. Ray
Here's a long post on both the General Service scopes and the scout scopes that is on the same site as the tripod one. Lots of info on both scopes.
Also here's a link to the instruction manual for the scout scope that's on that thread.
Thx for the link ray. Didnt see that article over there.
The most interesting thing about the telescope in the Op is the "Siemens" marking on it. I would have thought all optical equipment of the period used by the Brits would have been manufactured by Brit owned companies. Obviously there were exceptions.
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