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Old December 14th, 2016, 12:16 AM   #1
 
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Weaver K4 with post & crosshair

There is a listing for a nice older Weaver K4 with a rectical that I have wanted for years a post & crosshair not a long range scope. My thoughts was to either put it on my Marlin 1894C .357 or Marlin 336 30-30. The price on this scope seems reasonable where it might have some collector value the price is $40.00. I would like to have comments on others that have this scope or type of rectical your thoughts, comments, ideas welcome thanks in advance!!!



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Old December 14th, 2016, 11:18 AM   #2
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Guy, these old steel tubed Weavers have their charm and nostalgia, for sure. They give lever guns that old traditional look which I love. Would prefer that post had a flat top, rather then a pointed top, but otherwise a nice brush reticle.

As always, though, it's a tradeoff with these old scopes. Optical technology has come a long, long way since the days of the old El Paso Weavers. Even a budget 4x scope, today, will be brighter and sharper with better contrast. The old Weaver lenses are also prone to yellowing because of the vintage cements used in the lenses, but I have heard they can be refurbished to remove it. As long as you are willing to accept the tradeoffs, I think you'd like the Weaver on any lever gun.

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Yea have to agree with you. That's why I am not rushing out to get this scope because the scope currently on my Marlin 1894C really fits this lever action so well. A smaller Weaver 2-7x32 .22 scope! One made in Japan duplex rectical with very clear optics. So far this scope has worked out great keeps the weight down.
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I would get it for 40 dollars it seems a good price.
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I have the new K4 Weaver on my .30-30. Around $100 more than the old one your talking about but so much brighter than the older ones.
Great for 100 yds or less. With my bad eyes I should have gotten K-6.
Very simple no variable nonsense. Set it and forget it.
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My current little 2-7x33 Weaver works great! I decided to pass!
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Love those old Weaver K4s. Have a couple on rimfires at the moment. Both with fine cross hair / dot reticles.
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Just a comment......

If this is a "K" with the tapered post and cross hair where the tip of the post stands above the intersection of the cross hair here is some info.

I got one of these for my Dad back in the mid 60's because he was loosing his sight a bit. Without his glasses he could see the target but not the sights. Other way around he could see the sights but not the target. Dad was a WW II vet who shot expert with everything he shot and did not trust any of this new fangled scope stuff.

Any way got it put on his 30-06 742 Remington and sighted it in at 100 on the cross hair.... then decided to check out the POI off the tip standing above the cross hair and found it to be dead nut at 50. Told him and within a day he had a pretty good Sullivan Co., NY buck on the ground at less than 50 yds through the woods.

Just some info.....
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Buy it. $40.00 is a good price and the old school K4 Weaver would look right on either of your lever actions. K-4's are sweet , post and cross hairs would be perfect for your use.
Go for it before it's gone.
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