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Can anyone give me thier opinion of order of optic quality of these old models.
Models B, K, J, G, D, 344, 330, 329
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I have a few older weavers, the k series have very good glass, I have a k4 and k6. that are very good, as long as they have been kept in good condition, also have a couple of older variables, a v 2.5x7 and a v9. happy with both of these. I bought a Weatherby xxii auto that had a d6, it is a 3/4 in. tube so it has a small field of view. I put on an older Denver Redfield 3x9 that has thiner cross hairs. great scope for this rifle. I like the Denver Redfields better than the El PASO Weavers, mainly because of the thinner cross hairs. On the other hand an older weaver with the dot recticle is good for 22.s,
My CZ 452 fs 22 has a Weaver 2.5x7 with crossshair and 1/8 minute dot that is deadly on gophers or targets!!
 

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I bough a used Weaver K-12 for $130 bucks in like new condition.
The thing works great, very clear optics.



I love the old Weaver & Redfield's scopes and....wish I could find some more of the older ones with the AO on them.
Its all about what kind of condition there in.

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Can anyone give me thier opinion of order of optic quality of these old models.
Models B, K, J, G, D, 344, 330, 329
I don't have all of the ones you listed, and you did miss one of my favorites, the "V" scopes.

I do like the 3/4" scopes and have a lot of them on old vintage rifles. I like the "G" series over the "B" series, but that just might be asthetics more than optic quality. I only have one "J" series scope and it is not a very good specimen. I think my favorite 3/4" tube is the 3-29 "Wee Weaver", 3X on a single shot 22....doesn't get alot better than that.

I do have three of the "K" series scopes, but it's not really fair to compare them to the 3/4" scopes.My "K4" is a stainless model with the Micro-trac. My "K2.5" has the post and cross hair, and my "K1" has the cross-hair with a dot.

I don't have any of the others. If I had to choose just one for clarity and sight picture, The "K2.5" would win I think.

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I have several of the K series, bought my first in 1964. I also have some J series. A J4 was my birthday present in 1954. They are the last long eye relief 3/4 tube Weaver made. I have 2, a J2.5 & J4 on vintage rifles. Both 39A Marlins & a J4 in reserve. They were made for centerfire rifles
 

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"Old Gunsights & Rifle Scopes - Identification and Price Guide" by Nick Stroebel is a great source (2008 Krause)
For Centerfire 330/440 1933-47 (2.75 4X)
29S 1937-47 (3X)
329 1935-47 (3X)
J2.5 J4 1947-67
Most other 3/4" are for .22 cal
 
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