I have a vintage (1995) TAL 1 ota that I haven't been using as much as I should. This is a heavy duty, Russian 4.3" (110mm), f8 reflector. The optics are in good condition. There is one extra 1/4" hole drilled in the tube, and the 1.25" focuser has been stripped down at some point in this telescope's life. The focuser will still hold eyepieces by compression, but the buyer might consider replacing the focuser if using premium eps.
Scope comes with an excellent 6x32mm finder, that has very nice coatings and a smooth, helical eyepiece focuser. This finder is a few cuts above those sold with Celestron, Meade or Orion scopes and reflects the general attitude towards build quality of TALscopes.
This is an excellent, heavy duty scope. Weighs in at ~12 pounds, so it will require a reasonable mount (CG-4, Skyview Deluxe, LXD55 should all work).
Hope this will find a good home! $110 shipped obo; trades considered.