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What scopes did each nation use?

Discussion in 'Small Arms and Edged Weapons' started by Allied-vs-Axis, Jun 9, 2016.

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    Allied-vs-Axis New Member

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    I have been trying to search what type of scope each nation involved in ww2 used, but I can't seem to find a website that lists them. I also want to know the magnification on the scope is.
     
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    I know that the united states used the Weaver 2.5x scope on the M1903A3 and the M1903-A1. The M84 scopes were an alternative. The Unertl scopes had 8x scope magnification.
     
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    The telescopes now in use on the M1903A4 rifle include the Weaver 330-C with a magnification of 2% diameters and the Lyman Alaskan telescope with a magnification of 2% diameters. Both are supplied with crosshair reticles. The hairs used are of medium weight and subtend not more than one minute of angle. Both Weaver and Lyman telescopes have internal adjustments permitting exceedingly precise changes of elevation and windage. Catalogue of Standard Ordnance Items Vol. III, (2nd ed.), (Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Ordnance, Technical Division, 1944), p. 414.

    The M1C rifle was standardized 27 July 1944, but first production pilots were completed in November (5) and December (6) and serial production began in January 1945 (343). Total to end of August 1945 was 6,896, with another 1,075 to the end of the year. M1D was also standardized, but no production was undertaken. Scopes were all Lyman Alaskan types, the M73 standardized in October 1944, which was later re-designated M81, followed by M82. They were both 2.5X power. M83 was standardized, but not produced, then the M84 was standardized in April 1945, which was 2.2X power and intended to replace the M81/M82. Very few M1C saw combat, in the Pacific in the last days of the war and all apparently with M81/M82 scopes; the M84 was not used in combat in the war. Bruce Jackson, "On the M1D and M84", Fulton Armory http://www.fulton-armory.com/%5Cfaqs%5CM1G-FAQs%5CM1D_M84.htm and Bruce Canfield, "M1C Garand Sniper Rifle", American Rifleman, August 29, 2014 https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2014/8/29/the-m1c-garand-sniper-rifle/ .
     

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