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What is the age of a model no821 Swift spotting telescope ?

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With Swift Binoculars the serial number contains the year of manufacture eg No. 1-662 Blah blah. The first two digits after the dash being 66 indicate the year as 1966. If it doesn't have a dash such as the late model Audubon then it is the first two digits of the serial number. eg.. 0745 blah blah would indicate 2007. Try this with your scope.

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