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Commercial scopes, mounts and rails...
« on: November 03, 2015, 09:44:21 PM »
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This original post will be under construction for a while. Tell me what you think? Are the pics to big, is there to much in the pics , can you see right and left? Lookin for feedback.

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Re: Commercial scopes, mounts and rails...
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2015, 10:34:45 PM »
This is exceptional Joe!  Really nice comparison!  thumb1
I had no idea that the FF and the Type 89 w/ locking lug mounts were not interchangeable.   I always assumed them to be the same, very interesting.  clap1
      

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Re: Commercial scopes, mounts and rails...
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2015, 10:57:47 PM »
Sticky...   Just wat we needed.   I hate being confused on these. 

VERY nice job Joe! 
      
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Re: Commercial scopes, mounts and rails...
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 11:08:40 PM »
Fantastic!

I really had no idea there were so many...this information is going to save someone, sometime... some serious trial and error.

Great write up Joe!

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Re: Commercial scopes, mounts and rails...
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2015, 11:33:17 PM »
This is awesome Joe! We needed a good scope and mount comparison. Learn new stuff every day!

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Re: Commercial scopes, mounts and rails...
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2015, 12:19:42 PM »
Holy Cow, what a great post! I had no idea...

Thanks Joe!

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Re: Commercial scopes, mounts and rails...
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2015, 12:36:12 AM »
Outstanding Joe!! Thank You!!

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Re: Commercial scopes, mounts and rails...
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2015, 11:01:18 PM »
Excellent job, Joe! First time I've seen such a clear description and comparison on these! Way to go! This will be so useful from now on!

I had no idea on the FF and Type 89 differences, either.

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Re: Commercial scopes, mounts and rails...
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2019, 04:51:56 PM »
Does anyone have original scope lens caps for a 4x32 Farmers Friend scope?

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Re: Commercial scopes, mounts and rails...
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 11:12:36 PM »
Does anyone have original scope lens caps for a 4x32 Farmers Friend scope?

Not sure they actually came with lens caps, unless you're referring to the rubber eyepieces?  You may have some luck looking in the Sportsman's Guide catalog or places like Natchez, Brownell's, Williams Gun Sight, and Midwest Shooters Supply. Brownell's and Midwest Shooter's Supply are the two that I have used that I've had pretty good experiences with. I've done a lot of business with Sportsman's Guide in the past for surplus equipment, but I'm not sure how deep their inventory goes with shooting supplies.

Measure your scope and they should be able to match up what you have.

I've never seen a NIB, as-issued-new, Farmer's Friend, so I can't say whether or not they actually came with lens caps.

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Re: Commercial scopes, mounts and rails...
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2019, 10:06:38 PM »
The Farmer's Friend did actually come with rubber scope end caps. These were to protect the ends of the scope, when it was stowed in the wooden case.

As for finding replacements... the chances of finding an original pair are pretty much zero. There were often lost and very few FFs on file still have them.

However, they literally are just plain rubber caps. I am sure you could find replacements that look just like the originals. Check places like Mc-Master-Carr online, or just start searching Google for places that make rubber caps.