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Thread: Schmidt and Bender 6x42 (H) 1" Tube #7 Ret

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    Schmidt and Bender 6x42 (H) 1" Tube #7 Ret

    Up for grabs is my Schmidt & Bender 6x42 Hungarian #7 ret with 1" tube.

    The good part:
    The optics on this are stunning and the scope is in VGC and mechanics are perfect.

    The Bad part: This was the first scope I ever mounted and I over-tightened the rings.
    There is no crimping and you cannot notice any problem until you mount the scope. When the scope is placed in a a set of rings it will not rotate freely, the tube is no longer perfectly round.

    This will not show up in pics, I was totally unaware until I tried to mount the scope on another rifle. You can still mount the scope no problem, and if you had it sitting in the rings further forward or back you might never have noticed. I'm trying to be as honest as possible. This is a very minor fault.

    I am asking £250 posted. Scope is boxed, no paperwork. Make that £200 posted

    I am told that Schmidt will re-tube the scope for a fee. Anyone buying this scope should be saving enough to pay the fee!!!
    Last edited by Glensman; 16-01-2012 at 15:37.

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    Hi Mate,

    good on you to be honest. I have to say though before you wonder why no responses/offers - you can pick a perfect condition similar one up for that price.

    S&B might not re-tube for free, there's a range of work they will do but this is caused by negligence so could be an easy hundred squid including postage and VAT for work in germany, add that to the 3-6 week turnaround.

    I'll be honest with you,,,I love the S&B scopes, but I'd be hard pushed to part with £125 for a squashed one.

    you may be better keeping it or sending it in for the restoration work yourself before trying to sell it.

    sorry if its none of my biz.

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    No problem mate.
    I had decided to just keep it, but then I seen one for sale on another forum for £350, which made me think that 250 was about fair. The squashing is so minor, but you know how it is...

    I'll price drop to £200 anything under that and it can just stay in the drawer!

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    I have received photos of the scope and forwarded to S&B, and have received the following reply. Therefore I would argue that this scope is indeed well priced and my apologies for my previous comments (I just like to do my research!).

    best of luck with the sale.

    Dear Sir,

    We would like to thank you for the swift reply.

    Price for exchange of tube:

    EURO 321,80 plus VAT and freight charges

    Should the damage not be that severe (according to what have written: 2-3 thousanths bulge caused by overtightening of the scope ring screws) Mr. Klaus Görzel, our Service Technician would not
    recommend to have the tube exchanged because each mount is leaving bruises which cannot be prevented.

    Furthermore Mr. Görzel cannot imagine that this would impact the long term durability of the scope.

    Kind regards,

    Klaus Görzel i.A. Sabine Brandt
    After Sales Service Office

    Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG
    Am Großacker 42
    D- 35444 Biebertal / Fellingshausen

    Phone: +49 64 09 81 15-0
    Fax: +49 64 09 81 15-11
    E-Mail: info@schmidt-bender.de
    Internet: www.schmidt-bender.de

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    [QUOTE=PKL;311628]I have received photos of the scope and forwarded to S&B, and have received the following reply. Therefore I would argue that this scope is indeed well priced and my apologies for my previous comments (I just like to do my research!).

    Nice one, PKL. I like to see thorough work.

    I don't agree that a bit of advice or comment on the pricing of secondhand goods is a bad thing. If a seller has unrealistic expectations this actually helps both parties. If it's done responsibly then potential buyers get a bargain, and the seller can move unwanted items quickly.

    I wouldn't have thought 'overtightening' rings would affect a fixed-power 'scope much. A variable has lenses moving along the tube so that might be different.

    So Glensman ... is the price £200 or £250?
    If I'm going to be accused of it then it's just as well I did it.

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    [QUOTE=Sinistral;311642]
    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    I have received photos of the scope and forwarded to S&B, and have received the following reply. Therefore I would argue that this scope is indeed well priced and my apologies for my previous comments (I just like to do my research!).

    Nice one, PKL. I like to see thorough work.

    I don't agree that a bit of advice or comment on the pricing of secondhand goods is a bad thing. If a seller has unrealistic expectations this actually helps both parties. If it's done responsibly then potential buyers get a bargain, and the seller can move unwanted items quickly.

    I wouldn't have thought 'overtightening' rings would affect a fixed-power 'scope much. A variable has lenses moving along the tube so that might be different.

    So Glensman ... is the price £200 or £250?
    Well After looking at the scope for the first time in months, getting the verniers out and hearing what Schmidt have to say...

    I would say that £225 posted is a fair price for someone to get top glass which is excellent for stalking or lamping.

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    Still for sale.
    I don't mind keeping the scope at all. It's just it isn't on a gun currently so I thought I would cash in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tm65 View Post
    PM sent
    Provisionally sold

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