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Posted: 2/14/2006 8:10:50 AM EDT
Anybody have any idea where to go to get something like this? scope?

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:51:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 9:50:20 AM EDT
Yes, it's an old 8x Unertl target scope. One sold on eGay last December for $5100.00

USMC M1903-A1/Unertl
"Unlike the US Army, the USMC had a standard issue sniper rifle at the start of hostilities in WWII, it was a M1903/Lyman 5A (5x), which was adopted (with the Winchester A5 Telescope) during WWI. After there was a push to standardize sniper equipment, the Marine Corps Equipment Board did an extensive study of optics under field conditions and recommended a scope of about 8x, with an objective lens of about one and half inches, a medium fine crosshair reticle, and double micrometer quarter minute click mounts. They specifically cited a 8x target scope made by John Unertl as being the best they found. They also recommended the scope be mounted on a Winchester M70 target rifle, but the USMC decided on the M1903 based on favorable accuracy comparisons between specially selected M1903's and the M70. So the M1903-A1 mounted with the Unertl 8x became the "sniping standard" in the USMC.

The M1903-A1/Unertl was tested and at 600 yards and with M72 Match ammo would group 3.5 inches (.58 MOA, wow!!!) but match ammo was about impossible to come by during the war, so most snipers had to settle with M2 Ball ammo, which was till respectable with groups coming in at 7.5" at 600 yards (1.25 MOA). The M1903-A1/Unertl was used by the USMC through out WWII, along with the M1903-A4. The -A1/Unertl also saw use during the Korean war, with USMC snipers registering a number of kills out to 1000 yards. Like the M1903-A4 the M1903-A1/Unertl was a lethal system in the hands of a properly trained sniper during WWII and Korea. "


Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:25:06 PM EDT
Most of the ones you see for sale now are fakes so be careful if you are looking to buy one. There's been one for sale on GunsAmerica by a notorious CA faker that very bad, even by fake standards.
Expect to pay upwards of $10K for a complete, real rifle, if not more.
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