Fake Lupy scopes

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by sunshinegirl, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. sunshinegirl

    sunshinegirl Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2008
    Got this off the Leupold web site. Guess we should see them in the Dollar store soon.

    Counterfeit Leupold Riflescope Warning

    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 People’s 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 firm’s 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 (People’s 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.
  2. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

    Jun 8, 2004
    This has been going on for sometime now. The fakes were hitting eBay hard. I know of two P.D.s that got there hands on them and were going to put them in to use on their Sniper Rifles. This would have been all bad!

    You are best off ordering for one of the dealers here or an authorized Leupold dealer. We are an authorized Leupold dealer so if we can be of help feel free to ask.

    Mike @ CSGW


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