This is a right side view of the daytime use scope that was intended to be mounted on the CETME LV, the ENOSA Model F:
It's 4X magnification.
240mm long (approximately 9.45 inches)
Range adjustable to 1200 meters (about 1312 yards)
And weighs 580 grams (approx. 20.46 ounces)
Ocular lens with rubber eyecup removed:
A tag with a duplicate of the sticker on the front of the case was zip tied to the mounting adaptor:
The zip tie was carefully removed for these photos and then reattached afterwards so you won't see this tag again.
The optics are extremely clear on this unit; not quite as clear as the various G3 scopes I have made by Zeiss/Hensoldt and Karl Kaps but very clear nonetheless.
Manufacturer's mark and serial number at the top rear:
There isn't much left but if you look closely, you might notice remnants of white paint in the lettering and numbers.
Here, we are looking at the left side:
Front is to the left and the unit has been canted on its side so that we can clearly see the "NATO Adapter" which is sandwiched between the rings and the scope body. The two splined 3/16" screws are what holds the whole assembly to the mounting point on the rifle; there is no quick disconnect. The manual says that when reinstalling the Model F after having removed it (i.e. to replace it with the VNP-009 for night use), you need to fire three test shots at 100 or 200 meters and re-zero if it is off by more than 5cm at 200m. After having been spoiled by the HK quick disconnect system for years (remember, all of this was BEFORE picatinny rails and all that modern tacticool jazz), this seems to be a pretty poor way of doing things if you ask me. Now, to be fair, when you press the whole assembly (scope, rings and NATO Adaptor) onto the rifle's mounting point prior to inserting the mounting screws, there is literally ZERO movement so it is entirely possible that what is written in the manual is nothing more than an unnecessary verification that was ignored in practice. I simply don't know. But even if it does hold perfect zero every single time, having to break out a hex wrench and fiddle with loosening and tightening screws to go from daylight to nighttime capability is a little shortsighted and fidgety in my book. Fortunately, these relics are nothing more than fun range toys anymore so it's no longer a real world problem.
A closeup showing a silver colored locating pin on the bottom of the ring to ensure that the adaptor and ring are properly aligned:
Both rings have this pin.
Another detail shot illustrating that the adaptor has a saddle machined into it to further aid in proper alignment:
Remember that the Model F was apparently also used in other roles besides just a rifle optic so there were presumably different adaptors for different applications.
This is the top mounted range knob:
The little hole just above the "0" contains a locking screw. To zero for range, you set the knob (which has tactile detents every 100m) to the desired range and a target at that range. Adjustment is easiest if you are sighting at 100m and you are set to that distance when the "1" on the knob faces the rear of the scope. Then you fire your test shots and measure (in mm or cm) impact deviation from aiming point. Next, you loosen the locking screw. The distance between each index mark on the top of the knob is 1.4mils or 14cm at 100m. While holding the knob from moving with one hand, use your other hand and a flat bladed screwdriver to turn the large adjustment screw at the top center of the adjustment knob.
Turning the adjustment screw clockwise raises the point of impact. There are NO detents with regards to this screw so it is infinitely adjustable and the slot in the screw is used as reference vis a vis the index marks. After making the adjustment, fire several more test shots and readjust as necessary. When you are done, remember to tighten the small locking screw in the side of the knob. Now, at least in theory, the range knob is accurate out to 400m when using 62gr. rounds loaded to NATO specs.
On the right side of the scope is the windage adjustment:
It is adjusted in similar fashion to the range knob except that the distance between each index mark is 1mil or 10cm at 100m.
Turning the adjustment screw clockwise moves the point of impact to the left. Note that the main body is not marked. That's because it cannot be turned. In other words, windage is ONLY adjustable by using two screwdrivers, a small one for the lock screw and a larger one for the adjustment screw. Once it is set, there is no possibility of windage adjustment on the fly as you are used to seeing on pretty much every other scope you will encounter. Why ENOSA did this is a mystery to me but that's the way it is. And with that, you now know exactly how to zero your ENOSA Model F. Wasn't that FUN?!?
In this picture, we see the objective lens with the rubber "protector" in place:
There is supposed to be a rubber lens cover attached too but remember that the defect tag said it was missing. The empty slot you see on the side is where it would mount.
Here we see it removed:
The little ridges seen molded into the inner circumference help to dissipate glare.
This is a detail shot of the rubber eyecup:
It's obviously made out of good quality rubber because it's still supple and pliable after 30-35 years. Man, I'm getting old. To me, the 80's seem like they were just yesterday! Anywho, the eyecup is molded in the exact length necessary to place your eye the proper distance from the ocular lens. It does have a design flaw though in that there are no air vent holes piercing the body of it. So if you press your eye up tight to it, it suctions to your face! Of course, it would be easy to drill a couple little holes in it to alleviate that problem but our job here is to preserve, NOT modify!
Okiedokie. I think that about covers the Model F. Next time we'll look at the VNP-009 night vision scope. Until then, hug you dog and tell your loved ones how important they are to you because you never know how many more chances you'll get to do those things and moving on to the next great Adventure with regrets left over from this one spoils the launch! May God look after you my friends.