Lyman Alaskan scope.


Residing in New England
I discovered one of these in a box of "junk" I bought couple years ago.
It is VERY VERY BADLY RUSTED. CRYIN SHAME, These are well respected scopes.

Lyman is 12-13 miles from where I sit. But seem to remember they dont and havent had anything to do with these for decades.

Not really looking to restore this as it would need a new tube but... might be a nice addition.

The glass is good turrets work fine. Cleaning lenses resulted is a pretty clear view!!
(These are 7/8" arent they? ). I have a box a mounts and pretty sure I have 7/8" stuff.

I decided to slend some time with this and took a wire wheel to the scale. (YES BAD ACALE AND PITTING) I changed out to a soft wheel that dosent tear flesh off fingers cause ya touched it... Id love ta dump it in evapo rust but know it would be very bad. ;) :oops:


High Steppes of Eastern Washington
A favorite for at least 45 years. Good ones are crystal clear, have eye relief of 3.5 to 5.0 inches and are tanks. When I started buying used ones they were ".22 scopes" because they were less than 1" diameter, the average price was about $10. After CMP released Springfield '03A4 and Garand M1C's the price went up to about $200 in the 1980's. Twenty five years ago, a scope repair person told me that they were the strongest US made scope ever made. They were "the" scope for 375 H&H and 458 Win Mags on the Model 70's. I have one on my 450 Watts (458 Lott) Remington 721. Just don't buy the early ones without turret covers, they leak! FWIW


High Steppes of Eastern Washington
No, they were meant for the rear lens housing to be removed to use one piece rings. quicksilver is correct, the first pro-WWII ones did not have adjustment dial caps. By about 1941 they put caps on them with rubber seals.