British made scopes?

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dazzler
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British made scopes?

Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:47 pm

Hi all,

Who are our homegrown scope manufacturers? I know that BSA for example are a U.K. Company and market their own scopes, but I'd bet they are made elsewhere.

Do we have our own scope industry?

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Re: British made scopes?

Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:31 pm

Not as far as I know, I don't even think we had one historically.
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Re: British made scopes?

Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:14 pm

The London makers like Wray, Watson , Dollond didn't really get into rifle scopes. We made plenty of microscopes and astronomical instruments. Wray made binos for the war effort.
There is a website below showing British scopes (Periscopic Prism Co. Ltd)  for SMLEs but I reckon it was cheaper to buy from Germany and Japan after the war when civilians got into rifle scopes. BSA would have bought them in from Japan I would have thought.
https://snipercollection.com/category/1 ... sh-scopes/
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Re: British made scopes?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:49 am

Thanks for the knowledge lads...

Bob
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Re: British made scopes?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:33 pm

Falcon optics are a uk co. in staffs. dave

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