Innovative gunsmiths can meet their customer’s needs. A request to replace a scope reticle proved to be a new, fulfilling challenge.
by Norman E. Johnson
A customer brought in an old Weaver Marksman 3-9x variable power scope originally made around 1959 for reticle replacement. After asking elsewhere and being told the scope was too old, he asked me if I could make repairs or just replace the reticle. I assured him I would give the scope a good inspection and let him know what I could do. This wouldn’t be my first job of this sort. I installed a crosshair in an old brass telescope onto a .22 rifle with an external mount I made when I was 16 years old. Since then, I’ve installed reticles and posts in a number of broken scopes.
Read more in the May 2016 issue.