Malcolm 6X Two Tone Short Rifle Telescope

Fine Vintage Riflescopes for Fine Vintage Rifles...

William Malcolm is the oldest name in scope manufacturing, originally established in 1855. Malcolm Optics has stepped back in the time to redesign this historic line of telescopic rifle sights, providing today’s shooter a period correct scope with modern optics. 

The Wm. Malcolm 6X Two Tone Short Rifle Telescope features an improved click-less micrometer rear adjustment mount. This mount is designed to provide spot on 1/4 MOA adjustments when the front and rear mounts are spaced 7.250" from center to center.

The scope is also equipped with a sliding lock ring that mitigates the recoil energy going through the optic. Prior to every shot, you will need to pull back on the scope to "reset it to battery."

Whether you're shooting BPCR or slinging lead at the range, the Malcolm 6X Two Tone short rifle telescope will have you ringing steel over and over.

Malcolm 6X Two Tone Rifle Telescope Manual [download]


Magnification: 6X

Objective Lens Diameter: 17mm

Eye Relief: 4"

Field of View: 12 ft @ 100 yards

Tube Size: 3/4"

Length: 18"

Weight: 18 oz

Malcolm 6X Two Tone Rifle Telescope

The Malcolm 6X Two Tone 6X Rifle Telescope has a polished brass eyepiece and objective housing cap garner attention every time it's at the range.

This scope model features a newly designed clickless micrometer adjustment rear mount.

Malcolm 6X Two tone Finish Winchester 1885

Fine Cross Reticle

Like the original Winchester A5 scope, the Malcolm short rifle telescopes come with fine crosswire reticles.

Fine Crosswire Reticle

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

This scope looks super on 1885 high wall and so far works very good. It is clear and adjustments are good. Only shoot about 300 rounds at 100 yds. but so far so good. Glad I chose this scope. Next will be 300 yds. Would recommend. Had to modify front mount as ring would not fit. After back side of ring was filed about 1/8 inch shorter the crescent fit good. Mount should have been made to fit at factory.

Great Looking Scope Mounted on a Brass Henry 45-70 Lever

Had a time getting the right base for the mounts through the mail, but once they arrived, mounting was a breeze. Mounted on the Henry Brass 45-70 it looks totally awsome, setting windage was easy, will have to wait to get to the range to zero in distance but looks like it will zero around 200 yards. Thanks for all the help guys.

Great scope

I love the scope it’s clear and easy to use and looks great on my 1874 sharps

Long 6X scope. Read before purchase

I take no pleasure in writing this review. My purpose is to pass on my observations and my opinions so that someone else has some data points in making a decision to buy a scope. I’ll start on a positive note:
(1) Malcolm 6X Two Tone Short Rifle Telescope:
I purchased one of these scopes direct from Hi-Lux. Received in a timely manner and had excellent conversations with Hi-Lux staff. I have not got scope to gunsmith yet but was able to focus it and has very good clear optics. The scope mounting hardware is precision and I see this scope comparable to scopes sold by other vendors mostly in Montana area at twice the price. I would recommend this to folks in the market looking for a good scope at a value price.
(2) Malcolm 6X Long Rifle Telescope:
I don’t even know where to start pursuant to this scope kit. I say kit, which includes mounts. I do not have any issues with the scope. It has the same good clear optics as the shorter versions. I bought one of these scopes after I had tried the 18” two tone scope. I assumed it would stand up to the quality as seen in short scopes. My first problem after unpacking was trying to loosen the ¾” scope ring. 3 of the 4 screws were no problem. One screw near the eye piece would not budge it was so tight. I bent a bit from my Weaver gun tool kit trying to loosen. So liquid wrench and a nights sleep were performed and using appropriate vise-grips I broke it loose next morning. Fortunately a local hardware has gun screws and will replace.
Instructions for installation are substandard. Seems they are trying to consolidate information in short of space possible. One picture with multi parts reference (numbers) which are hard to determine what parts goes where. This on a poor visual IPB (illustrated parts breakdown).
The rear mount.
The rear mount has several design features which need to be reengineered. First is the windage function. It is located on the front side of the rear mount and is not visually accessible unless you pull the gun back so your head to near the fore grip. Most matches this would be a 179 degree violation. Also there is way too much equipment clutter in this small area. I cannot believe this flaw would come out of Human Engineering as OK. Also the windage adjustment has 3 ticks per side. Full throw of the windage adjustment it only goes to appox 2 ticks per side before going into the stops. Additionally to adjust windage you must loosen the opposite windage screw before attempting to adjust windage. This should have never left factory with this design. A push-pull type of device should have been incorporated. I also purchased the “fine tune elevation” accessory. I have a 1860 rear peep sight on an old target gun that has more thought put into it.
Also when trying to install scope to rear rings it is very hard to access the ring screws after putting scope in proper position. I have yet to figure this out.
My recommendation is to leave this scope alone unless you have some quality micro adjustment mounts. I kinda wish I had realized this before buying the long scope. I’m 75 on a fixed income and shooting with my friends is what I do to stay mentally alert. All my conversations with Hi-lux have been positive and I perceive they are both friendly and knowledgeable in their products. I also detect a note of pride in them about Hi-lux and its products. Which makes me wonder if the comments I have outlined are known deficiencies in this specific mount. I’ll admit I’m not the best long range shooter but a pretty good retired engineer from a major aero space company.

6X Two Tone short rifle scope

I received my Two Tone 6X scope. It is absolutely beautiful and will complement my Henry 45-70 H010B nicely. I’m trying to locate a gunsmith locally to drill and tap the holes for the forward mount. I am very pleased with the workmanship on this Malcolm scope.