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Old 05-24-2014, 4:49 PM
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Default Refurbish an old spotting scope

Hi guys,

I sent a message about this topic a while back and got nothing, so I will try again. I have an old (1950s?) spotting scope made by Simpson Optical of Chicago. The firm got bought up, I believe. I looked them up and e-mailed them. The response was not encouraging. So my question to you all is "Do you know of any companies that could clean and refurbish my spotter?" I tried Parson's, but apparently the older Parson died and his son is not up to the task of keeping the company going, because an e-mail there was not even delivered. And I know of no other place. I don't want to just chuck it because there's a small amount of sentimental value involved.

Let me know what you can come up with
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Old 05-24-2014, 5:20 PM
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http://www.bakermarineusa.com/index.php?id=45

Shoot an E-mail to this company. I had a pair of optics that were liberated from a government agency and dropped. He repaired and reconditioned the optics.

Great company great customer service. What do you place the value of the scope? Todays scopes are pretty well made and prices have fallen a lot. The computer machines have made grinding glass almost fool proof.

Would you be better off buying new?
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Old 05-25-2014, 5:39 PM
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I probably would. But there is a sentimental angle because it used to belong to a favorite uncle, along with a .30-'06 Enfield. They are about the only two things of his that I have. I've looked at the website - they don't really mention spotting scopes, just binoculars.
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Old 05-26-2014, 4:47 PM
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OK, I have sent Baker an e-mail about both of my pieces of glass. Hope to hear
something this week.
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