Malcolm 8X USMC Sniper Scope (Gen I)

Scopes of this design, with micrometer click external adjustment, were favored by long-range precision shooters, and quite a few different scope manufacturers offered very similar models. Today, an original Unertl USMC marked scope in mint condition can be hardly found or at very high value.

All Malcolm Optics are built using state-of-the-art scope manufacturing techniques and lens coatings. Not only will this scope match the originals for extremely precise adjustment of windage and elevation, the Malcolm 8X USMC also offers the advantages of modern lens coating, with fully multi-coated lens surfaces for maximum light transmission. This scope offers the brightest, clearest, and sharpest optics ever in a riflescope of this design. The scope will be marked with the Wm. Malcolm name over the USMC-SNIPER model designation, and are serial numbered – as were the original USMC models.

Malcolm 8X USMC Sniper Scope Manual [download]
Malcolm 8X USMC Recoil Spring Assembly Instructions [download]
Recoil Spring Installed


Magnification: 8X

Objective Lens Diameter: 31mm

Eye Relief: 3.15"

Field of View: 11 ft @ 100 yards

Tube Size: 3/4"

Length: 23"

Weight: 25.4 oz

Wm. Malcolm 8X

One of the most recognized names in military sniping during the Vietnam conflict was Marine Corps marksman Carlos Hathcock. During his two tours, he was credited with 93 confirmed kills. The rifle he relied on for very precise long range shot placement was a Model 70 Winchester, of .30-06 caliber, topped with an 8x USMC Sniper scope.

Malcolm 8X USMC 03A1 Springfield

Fine Crosswire Reticle

The Wm. Malcolm 8X USMC scope is outfitted with a fine crosswire reticle. The crosswire reticle is fastened to the reticle lock ring.

Fine Crosswire Reticle

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Brian Fawcett
Postponed review

As I will not be in France for another 6 months, I will delay my review till then. Meanwhile I wish you all Bonne Noel and Bonne année

David Pekera
Will it focus or Not focus

Tried for 2,days to free up both ends of the scope. Thought the fine threads had cross at the factory level. Was told the factory would evaluate and fix OR replace. (NO REFUND )
Need a heads up as to what has happened to date. Closing in on 2 weeks since returning it. PLEASE ADVISE.
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David G.

Herbert Legg
Great care and great customer service.

Will be sighting in today. Was set back a week as I broke the crosshairs on it within an hour after unpacking. Completely my fault. Called them and told them the problem and it was back in the mail within an hour after that. They fixed in a very timely manner and I had it back within the week. If your customer service is any indication of your product quality, I can’t wait to try it in competition. Thanks a lot to everyone involved, you saved my ass with nearly a week to spare.

Thanks for your time, Herb.

David Colbert
Malcolm 8X USMC Sniper Scope

Purchased scope for 1948 Remington 513T. No issues mounting, adjusting, zeroing, etc. Made a very nice looking and functioning rig. 8X great at 50 yrds.

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Purchase USMC 8X scope

The scope is more then I expected it is well made.
I have not had the scope mounted on my U S Springfield Model 1903 yet but can’t wait to take it out to the range