Skip to comments.COUNTERFEIT LEUPOLD RIFLESCOPE WARNING
Posted on 12/26/2009 4:15:22 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
Leupold® is issuing a customer alert to purchasers of products, particularly via Internet sales, in regards to bogus Leupold products that are apparently being illegally imported from the Peoples Republic of China. These products bear many of the marks and trade dress of current Leupold & Stevens riflescopes making them very hard to distinguish externally from authentic Leupold products. In recent months, counterfeited Leupold Mark 4® riflescopes have begun to arrive with increasing regularity at the firms Beaverton, Oregon, headquarters for service. These products are not manufactured by Leupold and are not covered by the Leupold Full Lifetime Guarantee. Leupold employs serial number tracking for all its riflescopes, so if a customer finds a scope that is suspect, he or she can simply write down the serial number and call 1-800-LEUPOLD to confirm if it is indeed authentic. In general, most of the scopes appear to originate from Hong Kong (Peoples Republic of China), and 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 Leupold. The scopes also do not bear the Leupold medallion, a mark all Leupold scopes will always possess. An authentic Mark 4 riflescope will always be engraved black on black and have the name Leupold engraved on the black ring.
The Obama State Department is probably encouraging them to do this.
Dang. That’s gonna p!$$ people off. Pay hundreds for top-of-the-line optics and get cheap, ChiCom knockoff crap.
You ain’t kidding. The low end Leupolds start at around $200.
And most real Mark 4’s run a grand easy...
You mean that brand new $50 scope I bought on Ebay might be fake?
Leupold has this warning on their Web site for quite some time. I have two scopes from them and they are quite good, I must say, well worth the money.
Now dont go messing with my VariX III’s
I got lucky that the Hakko electropoint I bought had Japanese optics.
I think China does the optics now.
That thing has never lost zero.
Since ebay is anti-gun I am sure they welcome the fake Leupold’s.
Yep. You get what you pay for — if you actually get what you paid for.
Thanks for the heads up! My father in law is a big Leupold fan. He bought his stuff from Cabelas. I would assume those purchases are legit?
That’s a pretty qualified tautology you’ve got going there.
That’s OK. My Norden bombsight still is original and works as advertised when needed. Hoping to use it soon . . .
You need any help with target selection?
Dang, that thing's even older than my Unertl.
Probably. I would assume an outfit as big as Cabela’s would go direct to the factory (and receive their shipments direct from the factory) and negotiate their own pricing rather than order from a wholesaler or distributor, where some of the knockoffs might creep in.
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