It is critical to properly set the locking nut within the crescent groove of the standard bases. Although, the Malcolm 8X scope mounts have been calibrated at the factory to properly fasten to the provided crescent cut bases, you may need to adjust the friction screws in the mount. In this video, we’ll be going over how and when you should adjust the friction screws within the Malcolm 8X USMC mounts.
Patterned after the early Unertl Target Competition long tube scopes of the 1940s, which were employed by the Marines from WWII through Korea and Vietnam, the Leatherwood Wm. Malcolm USMC 8x Sniper Scope reproduction is every bit as stunning and useful as the old Unertls, only it is built with modern tolerances, really good glass and is something a person can afford, with an MSRP of $549. By comparison, a genuine Unertl—if you can find one—will set you back a grand or more. And most originals are in tough shape...
GOLD RUSH cast member Jack Hoffman stops by the Leatherwood/Hi-Lux Optics booth to take a look at a Model 1903 A3 that has been set up for Vintage Sniper Rifle competition - and to talk about the need for stringent wolf control. He loved the Hi-Lux Optics addition of the 8x USMC Sniper model to the Wm. Malcolm line of vintage riflescopes. When he picked up the rifle, his comment was... "Now here's a real rifle!"
I received my USMC Sniper scope yesterday and had to write. You’ve done an excellent job on this scope. I have a Unertl 8X Target & Varmint scope and I’ll confirm that your scope is noticeably brighter. The fit and finish is very close to the Unertl.
Jim shares, "The older I get...the more I like scopes...but didn't think a modern scope would be appropriate." He bought the Wm. Malcolm 3x short rifle telescope from MidwayUSA, and took his buffalo at just 50 yards.
A couple of months back, I received my Malcolm 8x USMC Sniper model scope before I had a rifle to put it on. Fortunately, I have a father-in-law with close to 500 guns...many of them with the blocks for this style scope already mounted on them. Among that wealth of firearms are seven Winchester Model 52 .22 caliber target rifles.