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The first documented development of a firearms-specific sight was in 1835 by Morgan James of Utica, N.Y. James worked with civil engineer John R. Chapman to produce the Chapman-James sight. In 1855, William Malcolm of Syracuse, N.Y. began producing the ancestor of the modern telescopic rifle sight. Malcolm incorporated achromatic lenses like those found in telescopes, adding the ability to make wind and elevation adjustments for more accurate shooting. It was Malcolm's creations and sights made by L.M. Amidon of Vermont that came into common usage during the American Civil War.

Early scopes did not return to zero after adjusting windage and elevation and were prone to fogging in rainy or snowy conditions or during altitude changes. Variable power scopes were developed in the late '40s... Read more

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BURRIS MTAC 4.5-14x42 TACTICAL SCOPE

May 26, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$160 (6 bids)

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USMC Marked Lyman Super Targetspot Scope

June 2, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Manchester, NH, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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Leupold VX-3 8.5-25X50 Long Range Scope

June 2, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Manchester, NH, USA

$475 (starting bid)

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J. Unertl 1 1/2

June 2, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Manchester, NH, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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J. Unertl 1 1/4

June 2, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Manchester, NH, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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SWAROVSKI A HABICHT 8X56 TELESCOPIC SIGHT, serial no. P672052269,

June 21, 2018, 10:30 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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SWAROVSKI OPTIK A HABICHT 6X42 NOVA TELESCOPIC SIGHT, serial no. L6135153,

June 21, 2018, 10:30 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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SWAROVSKI A 6X42 HABICHT TELESCOPIC SIGHT, serial no. P662237488,

June 21, 2018, 10:30 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£340 (starting bid)

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