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Old Tuesday 23rd August 2016, 20:58   #1
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Swift #807 Hawk 8x42 binoculars

I am trying to get the specs on these binoculars I bought (Swift #807 8x42) It appears they were made prior to 2006 (According to Swift, who I called) Any help would be appreciated. Also...What did they cost, when were they sold, etc... Thanks.
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Welcome aboard, SPS7.

It would help to know the serial number, but the 8x42 Model 807 Hawk was sold in the early 1990s. In 1993 it cost $335.00 compared to the standard Swift 804 Audubon at $475. For Swift, it's an early roof prism, but I'm not sure whether the prisms were P-coated (i.e., phase coated). If not it would have a darker image than today's products.

I've attached a picture of pg.10 from the 1993 Swift catalog.

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