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FALover
11-05-2015, 08:06 PM
Never seen one like this before. Is it that rare to demand the bids it is getting?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331695064668?_trksid=p2060353.m1431.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Rory McCanuck
11-05-2015, 08:48 PM
Yikes, for that money it must be the scope that Vasily Zaitsev used to headshoot Hitler!

kennymo
11-05-2015, 11:59 PM
Did a little reading, apparently it's not uncommon for these to go for huge bucks.

Manufactured for the Marine Corps M1952 Sniper rifle, which saw service in Korea, Lebanon and Panama. The M1D was in use when Vietnam rolled around, but there seems to be some thought a few of the M1952's might have still been kicking around.

kennymo
11-06-2015, 12:03 AM
Initially the USMC used M1C rifles transferred from the Army in Korea. In 1952, the Marines replaced the Model 1941 with modified M1C rifles mounting a Stith-Kollmorgen telescopic sight. That rifle was called the "USMC 1952" or "MC-52", although collectors sometimes incorrectly call it MC-1, a designation which properly refers only to the scope and mount.

The USMC 1952 sniper rifle was produced by Springfield Armory. Standard M1C rifles were each given a barrel, a Griffin & Howe mount, and the Kollmorgen scope. A bell shaped flash hider, different from the Army M2 flash hider, was produced to the USMC design for these rifles. Few if any of the USMC 1952 rifles made it to Korea before the armistice ending the conflict on 27 July 1953.

In 1966, during the Vietnam War, the USMC 1952 sniper rifle was replaced by the M40 sniper rifle, based on the Remington Model 700 bolt action rifle.
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Justice
11-06-2015, 11:27 AM
It's E-Bay. The guy is trying to help fund the likes of Crazy Cukier.

FALover
11-08-2015, 08:19 PM
SOLD! $6400.00 US! Someone has more than a few bucks kicking around.

JustBen
11-08-2015, 09:03 PM
I'd bet that a new cheap Vortex would shoot just as good.