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Bogus Leupold scopes

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wireguy, Jan 5, 2010.

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  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    FROM THE SHOOTING WIRE MONDAY JANUARY 4

    It appears some bogus Leupold products have been sold to internet customers. Apparently illegally imported from the People's Republic of China, they're pretty close to the real item in looks, but are decidedly not the real deal.

    A notice on the Leupold website says the company has received counterfeited Mark 4 riflescopes at their Beaverton, Oregon headquarters for service. Since they're not Leupold scopes, they're not covered by Leupold's Full Lifetime Warranty.

    If you think you might have a scope that's not really a Leupold, you can find out - quickly. The company uses serial numbers for tracking all riflescopes. If you have one that's suspect, write down the serial number and call 1-800-LEUPOLD to confirm either its authenticity or your fears.


    Here's one way to tell if your scope's legit-or not.
    Here's a couple of tips from Leupold: Most of the scopes seem to have come from Hong Kong, have Leupold Mark 4 laser engraved on the bottom of the turret in a silver etch, while the black ring on the objective is etched in white and does not include the name Leupolid. Authentic Mark 4's will always be engraved black on black and have the name "Leupold" engraved on the black ring.
     
  2. dcb_wvu

    dcb_wvu Member

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    I saw some on Gun Broker but the guy selling them did correctly identify them as Clones. They looked the part though except they were selling for $129 or so. Kudos to the seller for correctly identifying them.
     
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