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Japanese Type 97 Sniper Scope

Article about: Hi, I have what I believe to be a Type 97 sniper scope with clear optics. However, there was no serial number stamped to the scope. Can anyone explain this? Stampings are 2.5x10, NTC Kogaku,

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    Default Japanese Type 97 Sniper Scope

    Hi,

    I have what I believe to be a Type 97 sniper scope with clear optics. However, there was no serial number stamped to the scope. Can anyone explain this? Stampings are 2.5x10, NTC Kogaku, and 99.No.707.

    Thanks,
    Phil

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    Yep. Thats what it looks like to me.
    How are the optics??


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    The optics are actually fantastic. I was shocked. They seem perfectly clear to me. Any idea why it wouldn't be serial number marked or why there appears to be some type of epoxy on it?

    Thanks,
    Phil

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    Quote by behlftball View Post
    ...why there appears to be some type of epoxy on it?
    Could that perhaps be the residue of some tape? Perhaps used to secure it when sending it home?

    --Guy

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    Default Re: Japanese Type 97 Sniper Scope

    That would make sense. Any good ideas on how to remove it?

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    Quote by behlftball View Post
    That would make sense. Any good ideas on how to remove it?
    Goo Gone? I've used it on other things, but not a painted vintage scope.



    You might wish to test the application on something else first, or on a small section of the optics.


    --Guy

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    I believe the scopes are blued. I don't think goo gone will harm it...

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    Default Re: Japanese Type 97 Sniper Scope

    This scope is likely for a type 99, cutback sniper rifle. Scopes are always painted. Try Goo Gone on end of QTip but proceed slowly. If it doesn't work try mineral spirits or paint thinner. The reason the scope has no serial number is that it was never assigned/issued to a rifle. Any rifle scope is extremely valuable $$$

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