Barska Blueline 25×30 Spy Scope

| January 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Barska Blueline 25×30 Spy Scope

  • High power viewing with 25x
  • Precision crafted from brass with a leather wrap
  • Collapsible eyepiece for compact storage
  • High quality optics ideal for long distance viewing
  • Perfect as a gift and includes a leatherette case for protection

Steal the scene with the BARSKA precision crafted 25×30 Spyscope. This spyscope with high power collapsible eyepiece makes a perfect gift, or add to your treasures of being a pirate! Backed by Limited Lifetime Warranty.

List Price: $ 29.99

Price: $ 20.00


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  1. C. Lucas says:
    38 of 42 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good quality for first-timers!, August 14, 2008
    C. Lucas (Sweden) –

    This review is from: Barska Blueline 25×30 Spy Scope (Electronics)

    This is an exellent buy if this is your first brass spyglass. For being so sheap this sure is good quality, every part of it is verry accurate. I really do have seen a lot worse. People who do not CARE to examine and learn for themselves OR are not used to handle and use spyglasses may have some problem getting the focus right. In any case the focus is really sharp when you do get it right.

    You need to twist the smallest tube to change the focus depth. Pracise make perfect!

    Even thou its not verry big in size i found that it was as “big” and heavy as i would tolerate for easy carrying and easy use in a larp. You may carry it in a small beltbag, and it fits nicely in your palm.

    The only bad thing about it was the fake-leather. I bought it to use on a Pirate LARP (Live Action Role Playing) and i had to remove the plastic “leather” and sew on a new real piece of darkbrown leather myself.
    Besides this, modern brass items are often lacquerd with a special clear brass protective lacquer, witch makes it impossible to corrode. I wandted that antique feeling since im using it on larps. So in order to get that old look to it I took everything apart (total disensembling), and polished off the lacquer using a grinding machine with a verry fine polishing rondell, and reassembled it. Afer two months it looked like a movie prop, corroded (darkened) and beautiful.
    However I do not recommend anyone to do this UNLESS you are a craftsman who knows how to work metals and have basic (proffessional) polishing skills. If you are going to do this, be extra careful to remove the glass parts so that you dont accidentally polish them! And be careful not to grind away any metal or you may destroy it completley.

    There are more than five, exactly the same, spyglasses here on, here are three of them: This one you are reading about “from” Barska, and this one Cstar MG-25C 25×30 Pirate Scope Monocular and Brass Telescope in Presentation Box and this one Specialty 25 x 30 mm Brass Spyglass Telescope, they look exactly the same and comes with the same fake-leather carrying case. Then you have two more but with different handels Masterpiece Collection Lookout 25×40 Telescope, Brass Spy Glass, Real leather finish and Brass Telescope with Wood In Leather Case. They are all manufactured in the same place and distributed to the different vendors.

    Im about to buy “Orion Aristocrat 12x30mm Brass Hand Telescope” and 15″ Telescope – Captain’s Spyglass and try out the same process. Wait for my rewiev.

    I hope my rewiew was any help to you!
    Have a Good Larp!

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  2. Sizzlechest_K says:
    23 of 26 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not easy to use, April 26, 2008
    Sizzlechest_K (Chicago, IL) –

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    This review is from: Barska Blueline 25×30 Spy Scope (Electronics)

    This product has good construction materials and does not feel cheap, which is a plus. On the downside, it is quite difficult to use. The scope extends to at least triple the length of the sheathed scope. Because it extends so long, it is difficult to keep the scope steady. For people looking to buy a typical monocular, stick to one that is not a “scope”. Using this product is frustrating and feels like work. You will not be able to whip it out and quickly focus on your target. It will take more than a minute just to get your object in view. Be sure of your wants/needs before you buy this product. It did not appear that the magnification was that great either compared to a 10×25.

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