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Hey guys need help on identifying this scope. This came to me from the BIL who got it from a friend who etc... It says its a Colt 4x21 Illuminated reticle. Now here is where I need help. I've read that the date determines the maker of the scope. Is this true, and how can I determine the date of manufacture? Is there something I should be looking for? How decent are these? Is it worth hanging onto or should I off it to a collector that would want it more than me. If I off'd it what would be a good price? Any info would be great. Thanks





 
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Don't get your hopes up. I doubt there is any "collectability" in a Japaneese "Colt" scope. Only thing Colt about that is the resemblelance to the old 4x or 3x carry handle scopes.

Here is an example of what you have.

http://www.cdnninvestments.com/ar4xbdcscwha.html

Here are more pics of the Hakko reticle for the above scope
http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=8236296

I'd say your scope is not the above




It looks more like this one, but remember this is on an auction site and you never know what you're getting ;) Pics look to be of the same as you pictures.

http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=8213548

I've sent the guy a message about the scope in the auction.
We'll see what he says, asked about who made that scope.


I'm still looking...............

http://www.subguns.com/boards/semimsgarchive.cgi?noframes;read=68554
 
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Thanks mvician, that makes sense. I didn't think that Colt made scopes. Was hoping it was actually something nice. I found some info on them however I thought I'd post it here to get the real scoop on them.:)
 
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Well I got an answer from the guy on auctionarms with the same scope as yours.

here is his reply

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Sorry Mike, I don't really have any more info on it. I have owned 4 Colt Scopes over the years, all 3 X , but never befor in the Illumintaed version, or 4X. Didn't even know they made one, then I met this person that was a REAL Colt Buff and he had it so I bought it and was going to put it on my Colt , but evetually ended up selling rifle and never did. Still held onto scope with thought I would use it one day , and probably will not now , so......Someone said they were made in Japan, which is much higher quality than China, but I can't swear to that.

All of the others I have had were great scopes , easy to use and take on and off. I know you'd be happy with it.
Again, sorry I don't have more info..

Happy Holidays,
Robert"

I know the other Colt scopes were made in Japan but other than this the others are not iluminated, so this must be current manufacture.

Let us know how it works :D

Mike
 
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