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I have a 3-9x40 scope that all it says is Nikon on it and it was made in Japan ( along with the 3-9... and serial #). Can someone tell me about how old it is? What model or where it falls in with the Nikon models of its time?
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If the scope simply says " Nikon........Nikon............Nikon.." around the objective lens then it is the original Nikon scope from the 80s to mid 90s. Some folks call them the "pre-Monarchs". Nikon only had ONE line of scopes then. It was excellent. The "Monarchs" came out with a new Ultra Clear Coat lens coating in, like , 1995. I believe they were they same scope with just a newer lens coating--but I might be wrong. They certainly LOOKED identical.  Later Nikon began to add other scope lines that were all less expensive than the Monarch. Now they have added stuff that is MORE expensive than the Monarch.
 
But yours is the original, first run, FIRST STRING Nikon. Smile          --Ed 
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Thanks for the info!Yippee
Sav
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