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I found a weaver scope in my dad's stuff. The only ones I can find on line are 4x38 and mine is stamped 4x32. Does anyone know about this difference? Thanks
 

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The "32" is probably the objective diameter in millimeters. A pretty common size for a 4 power scope.

Hope that helps.
 

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I found a weaver scope in my dad's stuff. The only ones I can find on line are 4x38 and mine is stamped 4x32. Does anyone know about this difference? Thanks
Have any idea how old it is? I recently purchased a 4X32 Weaver shotgun scope. It's a good bit more compact than their K4, which I also own. Does the scope look like the one in this link?

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=WE849421

http://www.natchezss.com/images/products/WE849421.jpg
 

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My first scoped rifle, a bolt action .308 (maker unknown) had a Weaver K4 mounted on it and back in 1975 I was good enough to shoot .75" groups at 100 yards with that combo. Alas that gun got destroyed in an accident and I don't know what happened to the scope but the .308 I use today has the setting on 8X. I'm not as steady or sharp-eyed as I used to be. Also had one for my 22 which I only just recently removed in order to replace the iron sights on it.

But my .308 scope was a 38 not a 32 and the one for my 22 was a 28, not a 32. Are you sure of that stamping that says its a 32?
 

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I have a K4 steel tube Weaver 4 X 32. It has been demoted to my 10/22 and it does a fine job where it is. The old boy has seen service on all but one of my big game rifles and has never let me down. I suspect it will outlast all my recent purchased optics.
 

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I agree with Chief RID. I also have an old K4 steel tube that came with a Winchester model 70 I bought in 1976.I have since put it on my Ruger M77/22 it may not be as clear as it used to be but I love the fine crosshairs for target work .The more I shoot my rifles with fixed power scopes the more I like them thinking of changing to all fixed power, no change in eye relief or focus or POI.
 

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Well that answers that question, either way I loved the no fuss, no frills hardiness of my K4's. Just keep the lens clean, look through them and shoot.
 

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I just read a a very interesting article printed NRA rifleman magazine! It gives the history of WEAVER scopes and how things progressed. They are now making a "steel tube" 4 power rifle scope as a somewhat collectable. Those Weavers were a class act rifle scope in their day, I am glad to see them finally continue with an American made product of high quality too.;)
 

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That is exactly what it looks like. I didn't even know there is a shotgun scope.
Well, I'm glad you figured it out! It is a really nice scope and I'm happy with mine. I mounted it on a Marlin .308MX and the compact size makes it a great package, IMO. The fact that it's a shotgun model pretty much only means that the parallax is set at 50 yds, rather than the typical standard 100yds of a rifle scope. Makes zero difference in the field on a typical hunting rifle, IMO.
 

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I have one on my Sporterized 1903 Springfield. I put it there back in 1963. It has never come off and shoots as fine today as it did back then. I'm in the process of refinishing the stock (again) on that Springfield but I'll leave the scope there. It just seems to have found a home there. And even with my 63 year old eyes, it performs magnificiently.
 

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I had a K6 on my sporterized 03. Great combo that took a moose (AK-1967) and a MI deer.
It has a fine crosshair and I have replaced it with a K4-post-better combo.

The K6 has 2 dots by TK Lee- Alabama. Great for target etc but not good for the last hour in the swamp.

I bought the daughter-in-law a K4 w/ post for her 308. It is a beauty that I got for less than $60.
 
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