I spoke with the guys at GSI Inc (Guns South Inc.) as their import marks were on the barrels. Nobody there had any idea when these were brought in - even the old timers with 20-30 years at the import desk. Apparently they share a building with Anschutz North America doing all of their importation so maybe there's some connection there. But yea, who knows where Centurion found all of these. I'm thinking one guy had them tucked away in the closet for decades.one person got most of them... clearly trying to corner the market... I am sure we will see these again for sale at an inflated price, keep a tab on them except for 70 and 75. you won't see those for sale. That is the most number of IOR scopes that I have seen ever in one place, almost as if the planets aligned.. BTW, who puts an auction on for tuesday morning. I would suspect Rock Island would have doubled all these prices on a saturday or sunday.
In case anyone is interested here are the translated documents from above. Unsure of the reference to "Great Unity" but the Romanian woman who did the translation for me said this in response:
"Great Unity is the category formed of military bases. High unit is not the proper translation here. We must take into account the context as well. Here since it is about military stuff, "high unit" is not okay. And not the Unity is high, but the percentage of it. The Great Unity is a category of military units that support different operations. So, the percentage of it is high since there are a lot of tactical units (Divisions, Brigades and so on). That sentence is a concern from the person who wrote that brief. If you know more about it, you could come with an explanation as well."
If anyone can decipher that mumbo jumbo I'm all ears. Anyway, here you have em.
I’ve said this over the past 10 years…. Finding these scopes are absolutely impossible.
Yeah, a seller would have slowly slipped them in over time... a collector would have shared info to a friend or two... a hoarder would never let them go. ie we would have heard about the scopes by now if they were 20 years stateside. Maybe someone took a trip to europe and had a buddy who was holding onto something in the back of his store that was forgotten about.. who knows.I realize that though I wondered if any loose ones came in whenever these scoped rifles did. If these were old imports that someone has sat on for 20+ years, I imagine we would've seen some by now.