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    I have this old Leupold and Stevens Instruments scope.

    Am trying to find the date of manufacture on an old Leupold scope. The only
    markings other than the adjustment rings are:
    2 1/4 X
    Leupold and Stevens Instruments
    Portland, Oregon
    Pat. Pending.

    The reticule is a fine horizontal line that is bisected by a tapered post. There lens seem ti be very clear with no clouding.

    Hopefully someone can chime in and help out. Will get photos later.
    Thanks,
    Chill45100

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    Have you called Leupold to see if they can help?
    Waiting for the pictures, as tough to guess until then.

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    Leuplod & Stevens made a 2.25X scope in late 1940's and early 50's. It had .875 tube and used adjustable mounts. Several reticles available. I don't see any other 2.25X scopes listed.

    What kind of adjustments and what is the tube size.

    I am a little late to the thread. I have the book Old Rifle Scopes and try to look scopes up if I can. Sometimes info is rather sketchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beemer View Post
    Leuplod & Stevens made a 2.25X scope in late 1940's and early 50's. It had .875 tube and used adjustable mounts. Several reticles available. I don't see any other 2.25X scopes listed.

    What kind of adjustments and what is the tube size.

    I am a little late to the thread. I have the book Old Rifle Scopes and try to look scopes up if I can. Sometimes info is rather sketchy.
    The tube measures spot on .875 inches. Adjustments are a pair of rings around the tube with set screws. It’s a puzzle to me.

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    According to my book the knurled rings were windage and elevation adjustments. It was called Leupold & Stevens Riflescope 2.25X, made 1950-51. Looks to be one of their first internally adjustable scopes. Cost about $60.

    Hope this helps.
    Dave
    Last edited by beemer; 07-03-2024 at 03:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beemer View Post
    According to my book the knurled rings were windage and elevation adjustments. It was called Leupold & Stevens Riflescope 2.25X, made 1950-51. Looks to be one of their first internally adjustable scopes. Cost about $60.

    Hope this helps.
    Dave

    Dave, This helps a great deal indeed. Thank you very much.
    Cliff

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    Leupold came through. The scope is a Plainsman model and likely produced in 1947.
    Cool beans.
    Chill45100

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