Hey, folks. I posted a few weeks ago about a retro Colt AR scope that I'd found stashed away with some of my dad's old guns and gear. It was on an AR-15 briefly, when my dad was on the road patrol with the county sheriff's department in the 70's. After that it was put away in a safe, where it stayed until about a month ago. The scope appeared to be in about 100% condition, and I posted here asking about its value.
After getting some responses, I put the scope up for sale over at Gunbroker, selling it for $240. I shipped it out this week, but when the guy received it he was pretty unhappy. He says, quoting him here, that "the heavy crosshair post is inverted. Normally, the heavy crosshair is at the bottom not the top, top leading me to believe that it has been messed with in some way.." I take this to mean that the crosshair post drops from the top of the tube (i.e. FN FAL Tri-Lux scopes). I've never handled an old Colt scope before this one, so I didn't think anything seemed out of place when I looked through it.
The problem is that NOTHING has been done to this scope. As I said above, it was purchased by my dad, sat on an AR carry handle in a trunk gun case, then was put away in a safe for 30 years. NO repairs were ever needed or carried out, and my dad didn't tinker with it all. I'm taking his word on all this, but if he's lying it would be a first in the 29 years of my life. Assuming he's remembering all this correctly, what could be the cause for all this? Is it possible that this scope is a Colt variant that simply used that type of reticle?
I'd really appreciate any help..and quickly. The gentleman who accepted the scope is politely, but firmly, asking for a refund. I'd didn't offer an inspection period on the GB auction, but I'd like to set things straight with him if possible. If damage HAS been done to this scope somehow, then this will be a clear cut matter of the guy needing his money back. I'd just like some input on what I'm dealing with here.
Thanks a lot. Pics of the scope are below.