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Hi I need some information on an old Browning scope I recently received. It is a 2.5X-8X variable scope and has a rectangular shaped eyepiece. Numbers on the scope are 3161716 and V00392. This is all the information that I have. The scope is in fair condition and wondered if there is any value to this scope. Thanks!

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I doubt it would be worth much however you could use the trade in form on samplelist www.samplelist.com
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Browning scopes were mostly made in Japan and your's sounds like it might be a Tasco with the "TV" view which was thought to be "cool" but really did nothing. Not a bad scope and perfectly suitable for a mid range hunting rifle. If I wanted to sell it, I'd put it on an internet auction site and stress the fact that it has the Browning name on it, as some Browning collector would love it on a Safari model Mauser to be 100% correct.
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A lot of older Browning Scopes were actually made by Redfield.  They usually sell for more than a Identical Redfield.  Can you post a pic?  I could probably tell you a lot more if I could see it.  If you want to you can send it via PM.
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Magshooter 1 is correct. The older Redfield-manufactured Brownings are Highly Collectible and they were made in Denver by Redfield and are certainly as good as the Redfields of the same era.  They cost more originally, too.  They are worth more than ordinary Redfields today.  The rectangular eyepiece ( wide scope) would date yours from the seventies.   
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Thanks for the info.. I have been at school and just found a picture of a Redfield Scope that is identical to mine. Here it is..
 
 
It is a Redfield 2x-7x Widefield Lo Pro Scope
 
Thanks for the Info!
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