Objective Lens Diameter: 16mm
Eye Relief: 3.5"
Field of View: 24.1 ft @ 100 yards
Tube Size: 3/4"
Weight: 8.3 oz
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.
Like the original Weaver 330C scope, the Malcolm M73G4 2.5X scope comes with a fine crosswire reticle.
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.