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    Posted: December/09/2011 at 00:05
I picked up this scope the other day and I am having a problem finding any info on it.  It resembles a plainsman but it does not say plainsman anywhere on it.  I tried calling Leupold and they were no help at all.  It has "Leupold - 2479" on it.  it also reads "Leupold 2 1/4x" ,  "Leupold and Stevens Instruments".  I also have the mount which reads "Leupold on top and "Mauser - 98" on the underside.  If anyone could tell me any info it would be appreciated, and if there is a market for these vintage Leupold scopes. I would post pics but cant figure it out Thank You Chad


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try an e-mail.  Leupold is usually good about replies.
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This Plainsman (?) was the first model scope that was put on the market in 1947 by Leupold and Stevens as a fogproof, internally sealed and externally adjusted rifle scope with a 7/8 diameter tube.  It also had a set of wire reticles and was 2-1/4 power magnification.
 
As to value, it depends on condition, originality and who you are offering it to?
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its in good condition there are a few minor scratches on tube, clear optics, adjustments work and also has period style leupold base and rings (k98), as well as the original lense covers. as far as value would you say, less than $100 or more than $100.  Would this be considered a collectors piece??  Thanks for your input.  Chad
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I would not know what they are worth.  I see people on EBay offering 1940's Weaver for over $100 sometimes.  I would not pay that for it but a collector might.  Maybe someone else on here would know what the value of this maight be?
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