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Posted: 11/18/2012 9:49:25 AM EST
Bought an ACOG at the gun show. Guy told me it was an older model RCO-31 with tritium burnt out. Looked it up online with my phone and it has correct reticle for model, raised ACOG lettering on right side along with bible verse and MADE IN USA being raised lettering. Thought it was g2g so i gave him $200 for it. It is made of metal(heavy optic) and holds zero. Only thing that makes me wonder is that i cant find the serial number. What do yall think?



Link Posted: 11/18/2012 10:04:42 AM EST
If if is real it is a TA-O1NSN
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 10:05:38 AM EST
If it's the real deal, it's a TA01NSN. Serial number should be etched on the top near the rear.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 10:06:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By R0N:
If if is real it is a TA-O1NSN



NSN1240-01-525-1 is what it says on the side.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 10:09:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/18/2012 10:11:56 AM EST by R0N]
Trihicon TAO1NSN

There should be a serial number that looks like a bunch of needle/nail pricks that form the numbers/letters near the top of the ocular
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 10:13:38 AM EST
looks like i got snookered. well i guess you live and learn.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 10:49:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 11:24:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/18/2012 11:53:02 AM EST by pumbaajk]
Originally Posted By Lancelot:
The reticle looks wrong.


I will try to post a bigger picture of the reticle. But I looked on brownells website and it was correct.

Edit:I couldnt get a better picture with my camera phone. Every time i tried to enlarge the image, it would just blur our real bad.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 5:09:58 PM EST
Look through the optic, look at the retical at the bottom where the black part is
In real small white letters it should tell You what model it is.

Should say TA01.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 5:58:45 PM EST
I will be sure to look at it tomorrow morning.

http://www.brownells.com/optics-mounting/scopes/rifle-scopes/ar-15-m16-ta01nsn-4x32-special-forces-prod24986.aspx
ACOG in question?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:12:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 6:12:33 AM EST by jkirkon]
If its a TA01NSN it will say 'M4A1' at the bottom of the reticle.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:30:49 PM EST
There is nothing in the reticle.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:32:14 PM EST
it is chinese/asian clone... I had one at one point, but traded it for an Aimpoint...(a real one.)
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:52:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By gunnut003:
it is chinese/asian clone... I had one at one point, but traded it for an Aimpoint...(a real one.)


How did you trade it? It's only worth like $45 at most. For someone to put on their .22lr trainer I guess would be perfect.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:14:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By pumbaajk:
Originally Posted By gunnut003:
it is chinese/asian clone... I had one at one point, but traded it for an Aimpoint...(a real one.)


How did you trade it? It's only worth like $45 at most. For someone to put on their .22lr trainer I guess would be perfect.


I paid like $150 for the clone, (it was actually a pretty good clone...I dont know if yours is EXACTLY the same brand, but hte features are the same...straight up scope with no red dot) and I traded a guy for an Aimpoint... He was happy I was happy...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:17:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By pumbaajk:
There is nothing in the reticle.


It would be at the very bottom of the circle, you almost have to look down through the sight to see it while looking at something light colored.

The serial number would be on the top rear, may be very faint and hard to read.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:49:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 5:55:03 PM EST by gunnut003]
And as a side note, check out the price on this fake,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150947894143?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649



Dang the fakes are getting better and better...
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:19:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By gunnut003:
And as a side note, check out the price on this fake,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150947894143?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649



Dang the fakes are getting better and better...


How can you tell its a fake? I didn't look up the model so that might be one clue...
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:35:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By pumbaajk:

How can you tell its a fake? I didn't look up the model so that might be one clue...


no S/N and the 2 philips screws holding the scope to the picatinny adapter.
also Trijicon doesnt ship their scope inside a simple carboard box like that.
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