View Full Version : New Unertl Scope

05-01-2007, 9:03 AM
I just recently acquired a Unertl Scope.

10 power, 1.25" objective (I think), and fine crosshair. Comes with lens caps, recoil spring, and external adjustment rings. All for a grand total of $ 550 shipped.




However, it being 50+ years old, it has seen it's better days.

Does anyone know how I can "refurbish" the scope?

The picture doesn't show it, but the crosshair aren't smooth, straight lines. There are bumps and lumps that appear. Any way to straighten it out?


There are also a few rust spots. Looks to be mild pitting.(click links, won't let me upload more than 4 images)



Any suggestions?



EDIT: Sorry for the small pics. These were taken with my camera phone. When I get the parts I need for the digital camera, I'll replace the images.

05-01-2007, 9:08 AM
I'm not sure you should 'refurbish' it, esp in areas of finish - that's just like polishing a rare old coin or reblueing a collectible antique firearm.

Unertl is still in business. If there's problems with lenses or leaks, or tired springs I think they could still work on it.

05-01-2007, 9:12 AM
Either Parsons or Unertl Optical can help you out. Best of luck on your fine optic.


Unertl Optical Company
Attn: Service Dept.
2900 S. Highland Dr.
Bldg 18c
Las Vegas, NV 89109

TEL: (702) 369 4092
Fax: (702) 369 4571

05-01-2007, 11:24 AM
For the rust... 0000 grade steel wool (super fine) and some gun oil... don't use any lower grade of steel wool or it will damage the bluing, however 0000 will not.

As for refinishing it? Don't. As mentioned above, either Parsons or Unertl will service it. And for $550 you got a pretty good deal.

What are you going to put it on?

05-01-2007, 5:49 PM
What are you going to put it on?

A French made target rifle. Unique is the company name, and they've long been out of business.

It was bought at M-T Guns in Tahoe (the Nevada side).

Hopefully, someday, I'll make either a 1903A1 Sniper replica or a Winchester M70 sniper replica. Either way, they're both be used for target practice.

Does anyone know if it matters what scope blocks you buy?

Oh and just FYI I wasn't planning on rebluing myself. was hoping for a link to a professional business as FNC80 provided. Thanks!