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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Frøst, May 13, 2018.

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    I found an old scope in my fathers shed, It's fairly old and I have restored it the best I could but I'm having troubles identifying the scope.
    The writing reads: "TASCO 6 x 40 Supercon Coa(n/a)ed OMNI-VIEW OPTICENTER(n/a)

     
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    You have identified it.... Or am I missing something?
     
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    I haven't identified it, I have searched the company TASCO and they don't have any scope matching that name on their website
     
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    Ah that's because it's not a current scope.

    But it is a Tasco Supercon 6x40:thumb:
     
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    Do you know how old the scope is? or how much it would be worth? (I have no rifles so I have no need for a scope)
     
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    It's circa the early-mid 80s from my limited knowledge; they're collectable but yours is sadly not really worth a lot given its condition - I'd reckon £10-15 absolute tops.
     
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    Early Tasco scopes where actually made by Hakko in Japan.Tasco weren't scope manufacturers they were sporting goods importers and distributors. The OmniView refers to the picture view when looking through the scope i.e similar to a TV screen picture,the top and bottom being slightly masked/cur off. The 'SuperCon' refers to the type of lens coatings. i.e super contrast a form a multi coating that gave an improved picture clarity. Many scopes of that period just has a single coating,magnesium fluoride i think, on each of the lens surfaces.The very cheap scopes only had a single coating on just the two outer lens surfaces I believe.
    The trouble with some of these old scopes like old camera lenses is that mould/fungi forms on the lens surfaces due to deterioration of the coatings especially if they have been stored in an unsatisfactory environment.
    Optically they were very good scopes especially considering they were affordable to most shooters and yo u have had to pay fair bit more to get something of equal clarity.
     
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    pjgtech The finest wines, we want em here, we want em now!

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    Hi, echoing what others have already said, I don't think they are very "top end" or very rare, and its not in the best condition, and I am assuming you don't have the original box, instructions, etc with it, which is what collectors like, so its probably not worth that much, sorry. Could be anything from £10 to £30.
     
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    If I restore it, as in new paint job and find the missing windage cap would this increase the value?
    I used to have the scope mount but sadly it's rusted beyond repair and the box and instructions are most likely been dumped. I might restore it and keep it as a collectable
     
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    Aaaaaaaaargh! Sorry, no.
    I once saw a old Pecar scope that'd been repainted and ruined.
     
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    its a tasco 6x40 supercon:D
     
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    Nope. The scope is anodised so you cannot "re-paint" it, as it was never painted in the first place. Finding the cap would increase the value marginally, but we're still only talking £10-15 range (if that) as collectors want mint, original examples.

    Best bet IMO is to leave it alone (aside from finding the missing cap) and either keep it for sentiment's sake or flog it on / give it away.
     
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