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I have a line on an Argentine 1909 sniper. My question is what brand and type of scope were appropriate to this rifle? Question number two. What is a fair price to pay for it??

Here are a couple of quick photos. I will take more when I can.


 

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This is the original scope

on ebay has an original scope w/mounts for 1500U$S
This scope on eBay seems to be marked correctly, but I find it confusing that the 3 digit Argentine Army serial number (585) is outside of the 1-500 range as listed by Colin Webster's "Argentine Mauser Rifles 1871-1959" reference book.

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Thanks for the info. I am going to buy the rifle I was looking at. It's one of 14 rifles from an old collection that I'm buying. It has the Nedinsco scope as pictured above on it.
 

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badger , look the serial of the scope 29315 and argentine army number 565
the scope listed at ebay at this time is 28793 AAN is 43
29315 - 28793 = (522 scopes )
29315-522=28793 serial number
all scopes are of the same contract
sorry for my bad english
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Here goes a pic of my Nedinsco, Arg Army Contract-The serial# of the scope is 29357, the internal # IS 607-I can not understand the mathematical correlation made by Lowertang-

 

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if you go over webster's book closely you will discover his info in the book is not quite right.he is giving you a little info from different purchases and concluding,wrongly,that it gives a complete picture of the scope purchases.
even he wrote that there were 1500 scopes bought in 2 batches.
the first batch of scopes,of 1500, from his date of late 1923 early 1924 would be constructed differently from the scopes in the 28,000,29,000,30,000 serial range.they would have been in the 6,000 to 9,000 serial range.it also looks like there were other purchases of scopes in the mid 1930s.if you go over other parts of the book on the purchasing comisson in the 1920s you will see that they were very low on funds to pay for contracted rifles.they even sold off rifles since they were unable to pay for them.i think the first purchase of scope in the early 1920s were later sold off when the conversion rifles did not arrive.it took 3 or 4 years to arrive.later scopes would have then been purchased after the rifles arrived at NEDINSCO in the late 1920s.
i am currently restoring an argentine Zeiss scope with an argentine number in the mid 1400 range.
 
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