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S/42
06-14-2011, 11:58 PM
Guys, I just received my order from Robert - a set of HT late war rings, No1 reticle (IF I decide to change, which I doubt), front sunshade (NOT arctic shade - that's next) and a couple saddle screws as spares.

I am simply FLOORED by the quality!!!!!!!! Comparing them to those Ukrainian repros is simply folly - those Ukrainian repros are utter JUNK compared to the craftsmanship Robert puts into these.

Honestly, if I didn't tell you they were made 2 weeks ago, you'd swear they came out of 1945...

I know Robert has some difficulty shipping to the USA because of Obama's ludicrous new laws on imports and the $9 fee the US charges every nation for parcels over 500 grams to cover "security inspection", so IF anyone wants something, and Robert is willing to make it, I am more than happy to be a middle man and send on to the USA (since Australia has no problems on items to the USA unlike Austria)

Now to get these puppies mounted...

Winchester Cowboy
06-15-2011, 01:02 AM
The workmanship and quality are excellent like you say. I have one of his HT sets mounted on a K98.

It would make a great video of the HT mounts being machined on the lathe and mill.

George R.
06-15-2011, 11:23 AM
Lewis, post some pics of mounts if you get a chance, I would like to see his work. Regards GR

ditch68
06-15-2011, 05:40 PM
I agree, Robert really does phenomenal work. He did a set of late rings for my HT, that back ring was really rough machined, just like a correct latewar one would be, identical. Odd that the fronts stayed more finely finished that late in the war, but the rear rings look like they were made with an extremely dull tool.

Jeff

Dave Roberts
06-15-2011, 07:42 PM
All these Remarks is Exactly what I have been telling all who have thought about doing a Repro German Sniper for Years . No Comparison Workmanship out there that even comes close to what Robert does .
He is the best I know of . Very Happy to say so also . Best Regards

S/42
06-15-2011, 09:38 PM
Just the attention to detail is phenomenal - from the milling work, to the finer details like the roll pin, the PRECISE clicks of the ball bearing detent...

And the blueing - CORRECT for how it should be. Correct degree of sheen and colour, and just that hint of bare metal peaking through the edges.

To the RW stamp on the right side of the rear mount.

Just perfect. Robert, if you read this, words cannot begin to describe the pleasure and satisfaction you brought to me, and as well all others you have helped I am sure!

And Robert included a free rubber eye cup too, as well as a length of the CORRECT soft-solder to finish it (German made, naturally :thumbsup:), which he did not have to.

S/42
06-15-2011, 09:40 PM
All these Remarks is Exactly what I have been telling all who have thought about doing a Repro German Sniper for Years . No Comparison Workmanship out there that even comes close to what Robert does .
He is the best I know of . Very Happy to say so also . Best Regards

Not just reproduction snipers Dave, restorations too, like my HT that was missing the scope and rings as you know.

I spent a good deal of time yesterday comparing the rings to good photographs from yourself and some others, and I hazard to say that Roberts work is simply INDISTINGUISHABLE from originals.

Maybe we should christen him Waffenwerke Spielauer :thumbsup:

Ultimate Shield
06-15-2011, 10:51 PM
We Demand Pictures! :thumbsup:

S/42
06-16-2011, 05:10 AM
Just took 'em - uploading soon - just doing some pics of the rescued sniper stock too.

S/42
06-16-2011, 08:19 AM
Some pictures of Robert's craftsmanship:

mrfarb
06-16-2011, 08:20 AM
Here are some I took of a set I think are Roberts, came on a repro high turret I bought. There are subtle differences from originals if you know what to look for, the RW markings are too big for one thing- which is good!

Ultimate Shield
06-16-2011, 04:34 PM
Wow those mounts look fantastic. I gotta get around to ordering myself a set. :hail:

Dave Roberts
06-16-2011, 05:43 PM
Not just reproduction snipers Dave, restorations too, like my HT that was missing the scope and rings as you know.

I spent a good deal of time yesterday comparing the rings to good photographs from yourself and some others, and I hazard to say that Roberts work is simply INDISTINGUISHABLE from originals.

Maybe we should christen him Waffenwerke Spielauer :thumbsup:

Vulch
I have already given him this name many Years back and well deserved in my Opinion . Best Regards

Valleysniper
06-17-2011, 03:56 PM
Hi Vulch

Glad to see you got Roberts rings and that you ordered the right Diameter:laugh: So you are as happy as a dog with 2 dicks now I take it?

Roberts quality of work is exceptional and I must order a HT set one day funds permitting whilst he's still making them. I have a a set of LT rings and bases that I purchased a good few years ago and the quality is superb, does he still do the LT sets? I have a bmj LT with original rings that could do with bases.

Regarding the previous cad scope reticle question, I received a reply from Andrea Rosen of Kahles factory and he can shed no light on why they might have used a crosshair reticle (their No 3 reticle) instead of the normal pointed post and sidebars reticle (Their No 6 reticle Not No 1 reticle as called so by other manufacturers) attached is catalogue scan he sent me.

vaughn99
06-18-2011, 12:16 AM
of all the questions i would have asked is what are the meaning of the secondary numbers on the scope tube!!!!!


later
vaughn

Valleysniper
06-18-2011, 07:26 AM
of all the questions i would have asked is what are the meaning of the secondary numbers on the scope tube!!!!!


later
vaughn

A valid question Vaughn and one I asked Kahles a few years ago but I did not get an answer other than the factory records were destroyed during the war. And as you know as well as 3 digit numbers on the thread flange edge of ocular bell some of these scopes have 4 digit numbers on the scope tube bottom on the OG end e.g. 437 over O and 398 over 2 and one 701 on ocular bell but 70 over 1 on tube. So far have not found a repeated number sequence so does not appear to be a factory workers identity but more likely some sort of factory batch numbering. I will though put the question again to Kahles.

If any forum members who have military Kahles H/4 x 60 or cad scopes could add to the mystery and provide scope serial number and number stamped on ocular bell flange and bottom tube might start to mean something?

kc-10boom
06-21-2011, 03:58 PM
While not one of Robert's mounts, the Zielsechs did go to him to be refurbed and to have a recoil ring added. It turned out stunningly!

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/kc10boom/K98%20project/e9d41c85.jpg

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/kc10boom/Militaria/Militaria53.jpg

Nigromontanus
06-26-2011, 10:17 PM
of all the questions i would have asked is what are the meaning of the secondary numbers on the scope tube!!!!!


later
vaughn

Internal factory numbers.