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Real PU scope or fake?

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Real PU scope or fake?

#1 Post by FamilyFirearms » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:03 am

I am looking to trade a Mosin ex sniper for this scope. He claims it is a real scope and set up to be correct for my SVT.
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#2 Post by FamilyFirearms » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:06 am

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#3 Post by VMASCIOP2000 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:16 am

I remember reading that the screws on the top of the towers could help indicate real from fake. Flat screw heads versus round screw heads. Hopefully someone here will remember which type indicated " REAL ". I can't recall which was which or even where I read it.
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#4 Post by jbs » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:32 am

looks fake to me Todd.

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#5 Post by nrobertb » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:58 pm

There are some internet photos that show round head screws.

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#6 Post by jbs » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:41 pm

Yea, flat screws are a big giveaway. One of the reproducers started putting serial numbers on scopes along with mostly progress arsenal marks. I think in 42 the serial numbers had either the a or b prefix (or what kinda looks like an a or b). The simulated wear on the scope body doesn't seem to match the arsenal and serial number marks condition wise.

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#7 Post by FamilyFirearms » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:39 am

Thanks for all the info!

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#8 Post by 72 usmc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:14 pm

To old to fight and to old to run, a Jar head will just shoot and be done with you.

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Re: Real PU scope or fake?

#9 Post by FamilyFirearms » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:59 am

Thanks for the info. Didn’t make the deal and they are sending a real scope. I just need to know the differences in Mosin and SVT converted scopes as that is what it is going on.

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Re: Real PU scope or fake?

#10 Post by jbs » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:35 pm

SVT scopes used on Mosin's had different turret markings. The original unmodified SVT scopes had a non uniform spacing between especially between 0 and 300 yards. The ones converted for the Mosin's snipers have a very uniform spacing between 0 to 300 yards to reflect the cam replacement for tine MN sniper's ballistics.
Sometimes the elevation turret has a CB marking if it has been corrected for mosin use.
Also the windage center hash mark when looking at it from the side will be at 3 o'clock on an svt scope (or parallel to the scope tune body) and at about 1 o'clock for a mosin scope.
There's other things that have been noticed but of course with all things Mosin, your millage may vary.

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