Malcolm 2.5X M73G4

Externally, the Wm. Malcolm M73G4 is the spitting image of the original. Internally, this scope is far superior due to the vast improvements in modern optics. Additionally, the M73G4 offers more windage and elevation adjustment than the original, with a total of at least 60 MOA adjustment from optical center. We also offer a mount for the M1903A4 rifle. 

Hi-Lux has totally re-engineered this scope's optical design from the inside out, maximizing the image clarity and light transmission. Our goal was to bring to the Vintage Sniper Rifle competition shooter a top quality scope that surpasses the quality of the WWII originals used on the M1903 sniper rifles.

M73G4 Rifle Scope Manual [download]


Magnification: 2.5X

Objective Lens Diameter: 16mm

Eye Relief: 3.5"

Field of View: 24.1  ft @ 100 yards

Tube Size: 3/4"

Length: 11.8"

Weight: 8.3 oz

Wm. Malcolm M73

To fulfill the need for WWII sniper rifles, the U.S. Army adopted the M1903A4 as the first standardized U.S. sniper rifle in 1942. This version of the Remington M1903A3 came without a rear sight, and had been fitted with a 3/4-inch Weaver 330C 2.5x riflescope, designated the M73B1. It was mounted with a one-piece base and rings produced by Redfield. In total, 29,964 M73B1 scopes were produced.

Malcolm M73G4 CMP Vintage Sniper

Fine Cross Reticle

Like the original Weaver 330C scope, the Malcolm M73G4 2.5X scope comes with a fine crosswire reticle.

Fine Crosswire Reticle

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Beautiful vintage scope

Very nice piece of equipment.

Jeff Hartwig
It worked better then I thought it would

I wanted an authentic look for a 03-A4 I was building and I got it. But if you're expecting the kind of performance we get today you'll be disappointed. Face it, it's a 3/4" tube at 2.5 power. However it's a clear image and the adjustments are accurate. They do look crude by todays standards but they work. I am averaging 1.6" ,100yd 5 shot groups and am able to make 500yd hits on a 30" steel silhouette however with no hash marks you really need to be able to judge your holdover. And once you have the base on the rifle I don't see any reason you couldn't slap on some 1" Redfield rings and put on a more modern scope when you didn't want to go old school. Yeah, it seems expensive for a old fashion looking 2.5 X scope but it's far better then the ones I used 60 years ago. it doesn't fog up and there are no specs of whatever was flopping around in the barrel of those old scopes. And if you want the look I don't know anywhere else to get it.

Jeffrey Smith
Exellent !

Very good products, service second to none ! Thank You Hi Lux

Carl Shaw
Malcolm 2.5x M73G4

Scope is for my 1903A4 project, scope was outstanding.

Steven Sullivan
Nice build, good optic.

Customer service 10/10 great job.