19 Feb

Weaver KV Riflescope

Steven K. Ledin,

This old Weaver KV riflescope was built between 1950-1964. There's a feature on this scope that few people have seen: a third turret to adjust the magnification. It has a power range from 2 3/4-5, and a non centered reticle. The scope rings are made with the scope. Get this: The steel one inch tube was made, then a ring, loosened as much as possible is slid on the scope tube. The turrets and housing are installed, then the second ring is slipped on. The ocular housing comes last. There's no way to get the rings off without taking the scope apart. The scope today is cloudy but still useable. The mounts are unique in size and were hand fitted to the ring. Most scopes sold in this time frame were from W.R. Weaver, who ground his own lenses, machined the steel and blued it, and made his own mounts, all on machinery he designed. Amazing.

About Steven K. Ledin

Steve has never not known guns. Before motorcycles, money, or girls, they have always been part of his life. He was tenured as General Manager of one of the country’s largest gun stores and ranges, a buyer in a big box sporting goods store, and is currently OpticsPlanet’s Director of Product Intelligence. He was a US Navy gunners mate, and is an NRA certified instructor in ten categories, as well as an Illinois CCW instructor. He shoots competitively and has hunted from Alaska to Africa. He thoroughly loves life with his beloved wife, Shirley, and their three wildish dogs Tinker, TranRek (pronounced “Train Wreck”), and Crash Almighty. He is a stubborn stage 4 cancer survivor not yet ready to cash in his chips.

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