So I was in the market for a low magnification scope and I decided to go for a second hand Zeiss diavari 1.5-6x42 that I bought through a shop mail order. I paid £600 for it delivered. It was advertised as 97% condition and I phoned to talk about it and specifically questioned whether it was optically perfect. All sounded good so I went for it.
I received it today and whilst it's a bit more beat up than I was expecting and the tube is a bit mangled from previous mounting and I can live with that, it's got a small scratch on the objective lens and on magnification of less than 4 there is a couple of specks that you can see which must be internal.
I can probably live with it as it is, as I'm sure it performs fine and the image quality is superb. and normally I should think the scope will spend most of the time on 4x in the woods or 6x in the fields so wont matter anyway as wont see the specks.
However I guess my question is what it this scope worth and have I been ripped off given the condition of it or is it actually still not a bad buy in which case I'll just keep it. I have the option to send it back for a refund. I've put a few pics in bellow.
Starting to wonder whether I'd of been better off just buying a new docter for the same money from Uttings??!!
On a side note - those mounts are warne medium mounts that I have had by fixed 8 x 56 mounted on. Whilst I will be able to got to low mounts (I'll probably have to grind bolt handle down a bit), it's not as big a win in terms of cheek weld as some might think as the big scope reaches the objective lens out past the thickening in the barrell if that makes sense.