With my interest in WW1 SMLE snipers, I followed this one to the end a minute ago. Very exciting...3***5 was very keen and stacked several bids on his own bids to continuously raise the bar and ward off any final sniping. Last second saw a GBP725 bid from an interloper, but 3***5 managed to get an additional bid on top just to seal the deal.
The scope itself was a bitzer without mounts. The original scope was an Aldis No.3 without lateral adjustment for either Purdey or H&H mounts, but has had a lateral adjustment objective lens group serial numbered to a different scope that is missing the screw on shade.
The original case is quite rare, but it is a case for an early Periscopic Prism Co. scope, not an Aldis.
Overall a great source of spares I think. To use this scope on a rifle you would need a set of original mounts. The original scope mounts such as Purdeys are verrrry difficult to make using traditional machining techniques as they have a rounded profile, but with a lot of money, who knows what could be produced with CNC nowdays.