Malcolm 3X Short Telescopic Sight

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. 

Both the 3X 17″ and 6X 18″ Malcolm scopes are ideal for many of the single-shot and lever-action cartridge rifles produced during the late 1880s and 1890s. An ever growing selection of the mounts and accessories now include the side mounts for various sharps rifle models, Winchester Model 1885 rifle, H&R “ Buffalo Classic”, Winchester ’73, ’76, ’92 & ‘94 models, Henry “Golden Boy” .22, Marlin ’94 / ’95 models, and others.

Every glass lens in the Malcolm 3X short scope is fully multi-coated. The scope is also nitrogen purged and sealed. The Malcolm 3X and 6X short scope are among the finest quality reproduction vintage riflescopes available today!

Short 3X Malcolm Scope Manual [download]
Malcolm Telescopic Scope Mounting Overview [download]


Magnification: 3X

Objective Lens Diameter: 17mm

Eye Relief: 4"

Field of View: 15 ft @ 100 yards

Tube Size: 3/4"

Length: 17"

Weight: 17.5 oz

Malcolm Short Rifle Telescopes

Like the original Winchester A5 scopes from the late 1880s-1890s, the Malcolm 3X and 6X short telescopic comes with authentically styled "caged" rear mount and front mount. The elevation and windage can be adjusted in the rear mount.

Malcolm 3X Short Rifle Telescope lever action

Fine Cross Reticle

Like the original Winchester A5 scope, the Malcolm 3X short rifle telescope comes with a fine crosswire reticle.

Fine Crosswire Reticle

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Stephen McBroom
Super Fast shipping

Got my scope early morning, fitted the scope to my schuetzen Stevens Model 47 and was easy to sight in . I am very satisfied and am planning on get a kit for a Winchester 1892 cabine . However I have my eyes on another schuezen rifle. I will do business again and recommend highly. This scope changed the whole look of my rifle.

Jerry Wright
Loving it !

I never really wanted to put a scope on my sharps, but with my eyes being what they are, this scope is great! And it looks right at home on my rifle. I haven’t had a chance to use it hunting yet, I’m hoping it’s as rugged as it is beautifu

Great scope

This is my second Malcolm 3x, favorite reproduction scope.

Ted Harte
Superb for the price

Extremely swiftly received the scope from Hi-Lux (based in UK). Due to covid not yet had a chance to mount to my smle. But first impressions are of a very well made scope. Lovely clear optics. I have swapped the rear mount for an original lyman so I can use a grasshopper spring.
Cant wait to get it all together and get to a range.

Jeffrey Mitson

Malcolm 3X Short Telescopic Sight