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I NEED TO IDENTIFY A SCOPE.IT IS A REDFIELD WITH OVAL EYEPIECE AND ROUND FRONT.IT HAS A DIAL ON TOP THAT SAYS UP WITH AN ARROW.IT IS 12.75 INCHES LONG.ALSO HAS A DIAL ON EYEPIECE END THAT GOES FROM 3 TO 9.THERE ARE NO MARKINGS ON IT.SOMEONE EVEN TOOK THE REDFIELD NAME OFF.IT HAS NUMBERS ON BOTTOM RIGHT OF SCREEN GOING FROM 200 TO 600.HAS DOUBLE LINES AT TOP OF SCREEN.PLEASE HELP.

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The best guess I can make using my books going back to 1970. Cant be sure of the dates they started, but about 1980 Redfield made what they called, Widefield low profile scopes. They made 7 of these Widefield scopes, 3 Variable power wide view and 2 they called Accu-trac Varable these 2 are in 2x-7x power and 3x-9x power the Accu-trac scope is the one you have I believe.

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