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Miscellaneous => Miscellaneous => Scopes/Optics/Mounts/Peep Sights/etc => Topic started by: hoopharted on January 24, 2021, 05:15:29 PM

Title: got to digging around today and found
Post by: hoopharted on January 24, 2021, 05:15:29 PM
got to digging around today in the gunroom and found a Red Star 4x20 scope in a box with a star 20 mag, did not remember anything about either , i knew i already had one of the mags , wasnt aware of the second or the scope

anyone know anything in regards to the scope , not looking to part with it ,was just wondering about collectability and value , thanks
Title: Re: got to digging around today and found
Post by: echo1 on January 24, 2021, 05:30:46 PM
If the scope is in the box or has an eye shade, they can have some collector value. But they're usually crappy optics wise. PAX
Title: Re: got to digging around today and found
Post by: hoopharted on January 24, 2021, 06:07:29 PM
got a reply from a mod on another forum said they are hard to find these days , im sure it and the 20 rd Star mag were on a SKS when i bought it , i took them off returned to stock , but sold when i did the purge because it wasnt matching
Title: Re: got to digging around today and found
Post by: Justin Hell on January 25, 2021, 02:01:26 AM
I have five of them and like them...especially the one with the PU reticle.  I am actually kind of on the lookout for another.
Title: Re: got to digging around today and found
Post by: hoopharted on January 25, 2021, 04:59:51 AM
I have five of them and like them...especially the one with the PU reticle.  I am actually kind of on the lookout for another.
like i said ,not looking to sell ,was just asking about it ,also as i said im pretty sure i took it and the 20 rd star mag off a rifle i purchased and chucked in a box never giving either another thought

Title: Re: got to digging around today and found
Post by: hoopharted on January 25, 2021, 05:02:56 AM
If the scope is in the box or has an eye shade, they can have some collector value. But they're usually crappy optics wise. PAX
got to be honest with you , took it outside yesterday and peeped through it and was surprised at the clarity and magnification , if i were to ever have any concerns they would be regarding a china scope holding zero
Title: Re: got to digging around today and found
Post by: BMont on January 25, 2021, 08:11:03 AM
Those 20 round magazines work pretty good actually... or at least mine do.  They go for good money now days. 
Title: Re: got to digging around today and found
Post by: echo1 on January 25, 2021, 10:46:49 AM
If the scope is in the box or has an eye shade, they can have some collector value. But they're usually crappy optics wise. PAX
got to be honest with you , took it outside yesterday and peeped through it and was surprised at the clarity and magnification , if i were to ever have any concerns they would be regarding a china scope holding zero

I think that was the issues I'd heard of. They would/could fail internally. I've got one that came with my T89 mount that I've save for originality purposes. PAX
Title: Re: got to digging around today and found
Post by: hoopharted on January 25, 2021, 01:04:18 PM
Those 20 round magazines work pretty good actually... or at least mine do.  They go for good money now days.
i have a pair of them now , i knew about the one , but the second i was clueless , i have so much crap i box's i have no idea what i will uncover
Title: Re: got to digging around today and found
Post by: hoopharted on January 25, 2021, 01:07:03 PM
If the scope is in the box or has an eye shade, they can have some collector value. But they're usually crappy optics wise. PAX
got to be honest with you , took it outside yesterday and peeped through it and was surprised at the clarity and magnification , if i were to ever have any concerns they would be regarding a china scope holding zero

I think that was the issues I'd heard of. They would/could fail internally. I've got one that came with my T89 mount that I've save for originality purposes. PAX
agreed , i do not believe it would be something i would actually pursue  using , but its something i can see having a novelty collectors value ,which is why i will hang onto it
Title: Re: got to digging around today and found
Post by: Justin Hell on January 25, 2021, 03:34:28 PM
I have five of them and like them...especially the one with the PU reticle.  I am actually kind of on the lookout for another.
like i said ,not looking to sell ,was just asking about it ,also as i said im pretty sure i took it and the 20 rd star mag off a rifle i purchased and chucked in a box never giving either another thought

I meant I am on the lookout for another with the PU reticle...those are rare as hens teeth it seems. The only one I have ever seen is mine.  A dearly departed member knew of them, and let me know how rare they are.  The only difference on the original boxes between a typical one and the PU type is a garage sale type round sticker with P sharpied on it.
I like them for the nostalgia factor of them going along with the early aftermarket stuff and the customized in the US commercial SKS oddities.  They are also a perfectly tidy optic for the platform, allowing for stripper use, while providing realistic magnification.   The PU type reticle also lends itself to my crummy eyesight to be less in focus and the objective to be better focused, far better than the normal P4 type.
Title: Re: got to digging around today and found
Post by: hoopharted on January 25, 2021, 05:18:06 PM
gotcha