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Old February 11, 2009, 09:44 PM   #1
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Need to ID this Scope: Please Help

Well folks,

I am now the proud owner of a slightly used Saiga .308 rifle.

It came with, among other things, a scope mount and "illuminated" scope that are both covered in Cyrillic writing, which I cannot decipher.

The scope itself appears to have its optics intact, but the "lighting" system is giving me trouble.

First off, the illumination appears to be nothing more than a red LED that is casting its light on the etched markings within the glass lens of the optic.

The problem is, that when I slapped in a battery to the small cylindrical compartment, I got a very feeble light that is all but invisible in anything by complete dark. Even in complete dark, it is very dim and difficult to see.

I currently have (5) 3volt button cell lithium batteries producing what I estimate to be 15 volts to the unit.

The 5 batteries fill the compartment which is roughly the size of 1/3rd of a AAA cell battery.

I have opened both the switch up and the point at which the LED enters the inside of the scope. (I.e. I removed the small cap that secured the actual led to the underside of the scope and pulled the LED out to inspect it).

I have compared similar LEDs of similar size to the output of the diode in this optic and notice a similar, week output.

Also, the switch does have one resistor labeled "100" in it.

Here are the pictures:

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I am posting this to solicit advise on the following:

1. Does anyone know the model name of this scope?

2. Does anyone have a suggestion for the correct power supply?

3. If you do have a power supply suggestion, where can I purchase the battery?

So far, 5 button style 3v batteries is not cutting it.


Thanks a lot!

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Old February 11, 2009, 09:52 PM   #2
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Well, I speak a little russian, but cant for the life of me get your pics to work on my browser. However if it is all in cyrilic, would expect it uses a russian battery that may not necessarily be the same as what we have in the west, so what you got might be the best its gonna get.
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Old February 11, 2009, 09:54 PM   #3
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Zacharias,

I appreciate your attempt to assist.

Here is the link to the "Flickr" account if it helps.

http://flickr.com/photos/30301659@N0...7613649034933/

THanks!

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Old February 11, 2009, 09:56 PM   #4
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crap, flickr got blocked on my server. sorry

Might have a look at surefires 3 volt battery actually. Havent actually held one myself, but the picture looks kinda like what youre describing. Would probably get a yay or nay from someone else on that one though.
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Old February 11, 2009, 09:57 PM   #5
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Well,

I appreciate your attempts anyway!

Regards,

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Old February 11, 2009, 10:04 PM   #6
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I don't know if this would help at all, but if anyone else is having this issue I also have this post up on the FloridaCC forum with a link here:

http://floridaconcealedcarry.com/For...ead.php?t=1585

Also,

I have some shots up on Photobucket linked here:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...01812_0465.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...01817_0470.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...01807_0456.jpg
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Old February 11, 2009, 10:11 PM   #7
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If you're still around let me know. I can forward this to my daughter who lives in Europe and is fluent in Russian. She may also have contacts that know exactly what this is.
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Old February 11, 2009, 10:17 PM   #8
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Swampghost,

I would be very grateful for such an offer!

Thank you very much!

FYI, I have no history on the rifle as I got it when the guy who took the gun in was out to lunch.

Anything you or your daughter could contribute would be very much appreciated.

Thank you again!

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Old February 11, 2009, 10:44 PM   #9
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FYI,

I found a cyrillic "keyboard" online and was able to create this:

СДЕЛАНО В
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Old February 11, 2009, 10:48 PM   #10
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Well,

I discovered that "СДЕЛАНО В
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Old February 12, 2009, 12:25 PM   #11
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It means Made in (Russia).
The writing on the turrets says up and down.
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Old February 12, 2009, 05:06 PM   #12
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I emailed her, just have to wait for it. She's in Europe.
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Old February 16, 2009, 05:29 AM   #13
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Old February 16, 2009, 02:50 PM   #14
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Google is awesome. Did a quick search and found this:

LYNX-6 7x29

These are brand new shipped in original factory heavy black vinyl carrying cases. Lynx-6 features 7x power with an illuminated rangefinding reticle, and is ready for use on Tigr/SVD, AK and Saiga/Vepr rifles. An incredible value, this rifle scope can be used in daylight without the need for illumination, or the reticle can be operated in low light or at night, with standard watch style batteries. This optic is supplied direct from the factory with the correct side mounting bracket that will attach to all types of Russian designed small arms, and has the ability to adjust on it's rings to provide the exact eye relief on any variation of receiver or stock configuration. Bracket is fully adjustable and centers the scope over the centerline of the bore. Lynx-6 is equipped with target style reticle adjusting turrets and a 1,100 meter rangefinder of the horizontal design.



http://tantal.kalashnikov.guns.ru/bstpso1.html

More searching revealed a few other possibilities, but it looks like it is in the Lynx series of scopes. I know nothing about them besides what the search turned up, but it's a start for you. Found some for sale for about $100. By the picture, maybe need 2x LR44 batteries?

http://tantal.kalashnikov.guns.ru/novo1.html

Batteries:
http://www.amazon.com/Pack-Sony-LR44.../dp/B000A3MBLI

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Old February 16, 2009, 03:12 PM   #15
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The LR44 batteries are 1.5V, 150mAh and some of the 3v lithium batteries were only 57mAH, so maybe not enough power in the lithium's. Also noticed that you put 5 of the batteries in, but the picture says it uses 2. That's a big difference in available space for batteries. Is the battery cover missing a spring or something maybe?
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