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#3138364 - 01/25/13 07:00 AM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: mr.big]
KPH
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Makes me want to get mine out to the range. I take mine out west every year for P-dogs.
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#3138906 - 01/25/13 12:41 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: KPH]
a retrohillbilly
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I believe Unertl scopes were made in America.
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#3139155 - 01/25/13 03:12 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: a retrohillbilly]
KPH
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 Originally Posted By: a retrohillbilly
I believe Unertl scopes were made in America.


They was first used in WWI by the Germans they where also used in WWII. I do belive a US company did sometime make them thoes are what the Marine Core used.
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#3144146 - 01/29/13 03:57 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: KPH]
a retrohillbilly
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John Unertl Optics Company founded Mars Pennsylvania ,near Pittsburgh 1934, madhttp://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19850718&id=1dQbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CWMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3733,933421e lots of other optics, some scopes. Hope this link works it's a sparse subject to research. This is a 1985 article from the Pittsburgh Press


http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=11...&pg=3733,933421
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#3144154 - 01/29/13 04:00 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: a retrohillbilly]
a retrohillbilly
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I think this is the rest of the article..hope \:\)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=11...&pg=3733,933421
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#3144159 - 01/29/13 04:02 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: a retrohillbilly]
a retrohillbilly
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Sorry, Rest of article is at bottom of page 11.
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#3145100 - 01/30/13 05:58 AM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: a retrohillbilly]
a retrohillbilly
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I looked thyough a J. Unertl (15x Ultra Varmint) in 1970 0n a friend's custom 220 swift. I was in awe. That rig pictured is a beautiful example of the heyday of Americam pride in craftsmanship in this geezer's opinion. Thanks for the pic.
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#3146191 - 01/30/13 07:52 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: mr.big]
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In my book for the money there was no finer production rifle on the market back in the day. I think back in the 70s you could buy that gun new for under 2 hundred dollars. I have a standard barrel 25-06 bdl that was manufactured in 89 and it is real good shooter.
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