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I think I bought fake Bushnells!! (1 Viewer)

johnbaz

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Hi all

Last year I visited a vintage airgun fayre (I collect airguns but rarely shoot them!), I picked up a Bushnell Birding Series 10x42, I found them again today and decided upon a bit of Googling to find out about them and all the pics I found were different at the front of the focus tube, Mine has the capital 'B' with 'China' and other bits on it, On all of the images I found they just had the 'B' :h?:

I'm wondering if the consensus of opinion on here is with me? (Need some folk with more knowledge than me!! |;| )

They are actually not too bad to my old eyes but even if they're fake, They were only £15, Should have been £20!


Cheers, John :t:
 

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jremmons

Wildlife Biologist
Hi John,
I did some searching and I think they are legitimate. I noticed in all the "stock photos" there is no 'China' label, but in any actual real life pictures I could find (and there weren't many in my cursory review) they all featured the 'China' label as yours.
My guess is the Bushnell marketing team removed the label to improve the look of the binoculars while downplaying their origins.

Justin
 

johnbaz

Well-known member
Hi John,
I did some searching and I think they are legitimate. I noticed in all the "stock photos" there is no 'China' label, but in any actual real life pictures I could find (and there weren't many in my cursory review) they all featured the 'China' label as yours.
My guess is the Bushnell marketing team removed the label to improve the look of the binoculars while downplaying their origins.

Justin


Ahhh!, Many thanks Justin, That makes sense!:t:


John |=)|
 

richard866945

Bino repair man
Bushnell Natureview

Definitely look correct for a Bushnell natureview.
I repaired many some years ago. One batch came from the Chinese factory with different coloured coatings on the front lenses on the same binocular so one side was blue/purple and the other side was blue/yellow.
The factory sent a big box full of matching lenses to the UK importer for me to change into matched pairs.



Hi all

Last year I visited a vintage airgun fayre (I collect airguns but rarely shoot them!), I picked up a Bushnell Birding Series 10x42, I found them again today and decided upon a bit of Googling to find out about them and all the pics I found were different at the front of the focus tube, Mine has the capital 'B' with 'China' and other bits on it, On all of the images I found they just had the 'B' :h?:

I'm wondering if the consensus of opinion on here is with me? (Need some folk with more knowledge than me!! |;| )

They are actually not too bad to my old eyes but even if they're fake, They were only £15, Should have been £20!


Cheers, John :t:
 

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