Steal of the week at $158.77 since the horizontally split 7/8" Redfield rings alone are worth far more than the high bid (bet you didn't notice them, did you?). The scope itself was a pre-war commercial model (s/n 10560) with the sealed "All Weather" adjustment knobs (early Alaskans up through s/n 9000 or so had open type knobs without the sealed caps). Nice enough on its own, and well bought for anything under $200. However, the real prize was the rings since they are the kind needed for a military M84 scope when fitted to a 1903-A4 and routinely bring over $250 a pair, when you can find them at all. Recall that the M81/M82 military version of the Alaskan used vertically split 7/8" Redfield rings on the 1903-A4 which are much more common, but won't work on the M84.
BTW, thanks for pointing out the website, which is an official online auction outlet for Goodwill Industries. I haven't looked at it before, but I'm much more inclined to bid high on something knowing that 100% of the money is going to support a reputable and well-known charity, instead of x.x% of it going to EvilBay. Just my opinion, of course...
Last edited by Peconga; 07-02-2011 at 09:01.
Peconga in Boise, Idaho