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Lot 3349: WWII "USMC-SNIPER" Marked Unertl 8 Power Sniper Scope with Box

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

World War II "USMC-SNIPER" Marked Unertl 8 Power Sniper Scope for U.S. Model 1903A1/1941 Sniper Rifle with Box

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

World War II "USMC-SNIPER" Marked Unertl 8 Power Sniper Scope for U.S. Model 1903A1/1941 Sniper Rifle with Box

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Description:

This is an exceptional example of one of the approximately 2,800 scopes developed and manufactured c. 1940 for the U.S. Marine Corps, to be installed on 1903 National Match rifles by U.S.M.C./Navy armorers (a combination also known as the "U.S.M.C. 1941 Sniper"). The scopes themselves were kept in inventory after World War II, seeing re-issuance as late as Vietnam. It is marked "J. Unertl/USMC-SNIPER/1671" on the main body tube ahead of "8", with a rail-guided sliding aluminum front ring and an adjustable Unertl marked rear ring. Includes an unmarked period box. Provenance: The Steven Preston Military Collection

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Excellent, retaining 98% original blue finish on the scope body with a few scattered very small patches of light corrosion, and crisp optics. The rings retain 98% original anodized finish. Included box is very good with moderate edge wear and light aging. A must have accessory for the serious U.S. Military collector.



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