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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2006
    Albertville Alabama
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    Sniper Scope M73B1

    I was the first person at an estate sale this morning and picked up this nice little scope with the original supply tag still attached for 2 bucks...i could tell it was military and had to try it for 2 bucks.....turns out it is a WW2 sniper scope for the Springfield model 1903A rifle....I was wondering if this is a weaver scope or some other manufacturer....on the plate it says:

    TELESCOPE, M73B1
    STOCK NO. 7579931
    SERIAL NO. 36167
    7635029

    thank you for any info
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  2. #2

    Nov 2007
    Chicopee, Mass
    Soon to have ML SE
    30

    Re: Sniper Scope M73B1

    All's I can tell ya is that it's worth a hell of alot more than $2. There are majore collectors who are into haveing an exact WWII sniper rifle and the hardest item to obtain is the scope. I wouls google WWII sniper rifel colletors and get a gander of what it can bring ya unless you are going to keep it.
    Semper Fi

  3. #3
    LandStar

    Re: Sniper Scope M73B1

    It is definitely a Weaver M8 scope for the 1903A rifle, but it is sadly missing a piece...The fluted front end piece is not there...check out this site...:

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...?Item=85966568


  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2007
    Hesperia, MI
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    Re: Sniper Scope M73B1

    Quote Originally Posted by LandStar
    It is definitely a Weaver M8 scope for the 1903A rifle, but it is sadly missing a piece...The fluted front end piece is not there...check out this site...:

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...?Item=85966568

    It's actually a Weaver M73B1 scope and it's all there. The scope with the hood was the M84.

    Over 29,000 M1903A4s were produced. They were all produced in 1943 and they were all produced by Remington. I used to have a M1903A3 and never should have sold it. '03s are one of my favorite bolt-action rifles. You can see one in action on "Saving Private Ryan" and it's interesting too because the sniper is left-handed shooting a right-handed bolt. (No left-handed M1903s were made)

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    M1903A4 with M84 scope attached

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    M73B1 Weaver Telescopic Sight, U.S. Rifle, caliber .30, M1903A4. Figure 7 from FM 23-10, dated 30 September 1943.

    Cool find!
    SgtSki
    "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure." - Mark Twain, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2006
    Albertville Alabama
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    Re: Sniper Scope M73B1

    thx for the info everyone.....i had done some research on it but just wasnt sure if it was a weaver or from another maker

 

 

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