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Old 08-25-2011, 09:26 AM
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Default Leupold Scope Date of Manufacture-Sticky?

The Serial Number on every Leupold since 1974 has a Letter Suffix or Prefix which tells you when it was manufactured. This, in tur, tells you which coatings each of lenses has applied. The serial number is on the bottom of the scope under the adjustment

Someone can make this a STICKY if they want.

Every Leupold scope produced since 1974 will have a letter included in the serial number acting as a date-code. Scopes using a letter as a prefix (the beginning of the serial number) were produced between 1974 and 1992. Scopes using a letter as a suffix (the end of the serial number) have been produced after 1992. On the chart below, you will notice the letters I, O, and Q have been omitted as they are easily mistaken for 1, 0, and 0 respectively.

Prefix:
E = 1974
F = 1975
G = 1976
H = 1977
J = 1978
K = 1979
L = 1980
M = 1981
N = 1982
P = 1983
R = 1984
S = 1985
T = 1986
U = 1987
V = 1988
W = 1989
X = 1990
Y = 1991
Z = 1992


Suffix:
A = 1993
B = 1994
C = 1995
D = 1996
E = 1997
F = 1998
G = 1999
H = 2000
J = 2001
K = 2002
L = 2003
M = 2004
N = 2005
P = 2006
R = 2007
S = 2008
T = 2009
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Why would this need to be a sticky?
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:55 AM
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It wouldnt here....Not enough Rifle/Optics nuts....I copy and pasted this from another post I made on a Non-Ducktard Outdoors Forum.

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Why would this need to be a sticky?
It's excellent information. Leupo has changed lens coats over time and not all models Vari X II or III are the same.
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