Hi-Lux Vintage Riflescopes — SHOT Show 2016

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A rack of old school.

A rack of old school.

SHOT Show is huge.  Between appointments I try to walk the floor and look for stuff that catches my eye — and hopefully yours when it gets written up and posted here at GunsAmerica. This is one of those finds.

I was walking the aisles down in the far reaches of the basement when I looked over and saw what looked to be an old M40 Marine Sniper Rifle. And it was. I had stumbled upon the Hi-Lux Scope booth.

Hi-Lux had a number of cool vintage or reproduction rifles displayed with some of their historic optics mounted. A lot of these scopes are branded as William Malcolm. Check out the photos below for the scopes they had displayed.

The lighting isn’t the greatest at SHOT Show, and it’s even more spotty in the basement. But even in the crappy indoor light, the optics on these scopes where very bright and clear.  My wheels are turning on a fun historic or retro build that could be done with some of these. Hipster rifles!

William Malcolm 6x Long Scope. This would look slick on a brass Henry. MSRP $439.

William Malcolm 6x Long Scope. This would look slick on a brass Henry, it looked good on the Sharps too. MSRP $439.

Old school rings and mounts on the 6x and Sharps.

Old school rings and mounts on the 6x and Sharps.

Octogon barrel and a scope that is almost as long.

Octogon barrel and a scope that is almost as long.

This is the one that caught my attention. A new version of the USMC adopted Redfield scope on an M40. MSRP $419.

This is the one that caught my attention. A new version of the USMC-adopted Redfield scope on an M40. MSRP $419.

The Hi-Lux version of the old Redfield was mounted to an original M40 sniper rifle which is a bull barreled Remington 700 in .308.

The Hi-Lux version of the old Redfield was mounted to an original M40 sniper rifle which is a bull barreled Remington 700 in .308.

It even comes in the original, albeit ugly, green!

It even comes in the original, albeit ugly, green!

8x USMC style scope mounted on a Springfield 1903. It was this style of scope that Carlos Hathcock used in Vietnam. MSRP $549

8x USMC-style scope mounted on a Springfield 1903. It was this style of scope that Carlos Hathcock used in Vietnam. MSRP $549

Old school windage and elevation adjustments.

Old school windage and elevation adjustments.

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The replica markings are tastefully-done.

William Malcolm USMC Sniper.

William Malcolm USMC Sniper.

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  • Daniel January 29, 2016, 2:05 pm

    I’ve heard many those optics are desired over originals to actually shoot with. I’d love to make a civil war sniper rifle with one

  • Steve January 29, 2016, 8:38 am

    Nice find in the “Basement”!
    Gotta love the old schoolstuff…
    Prices are not bad either

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