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When was my NP101 made

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#1 hongxu chen

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 01:10 PM

I bought an used NP101 years ago. The series number is 1734. It comes with a soft bag instead of the hard case. Just curious when was it made.

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 05:55 PM

hongxu:

 

- Is the focuser drawtube black or chromed?  The chromed focuser is the older version.  I believe the change was made sometime in 2005.

 

- The started with serial number 1001.  Mine is 1656 and has the chromed drawtube, I believe it was a 2005 model.  

 

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 01:35 AM

hongxu:

- Is the focuser drawtube black or chromed? The chromed focuser is the older version. I believe the change was made sometime in 2005.

- The started with serial number 1001. Mine is 1656 and has the chromed drawtube, I believe it was a 2005 model.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 03:46 AM

Thank you, Jon!

Does yours have the chromed or the black drawtube?

 

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#5 hongxu chen

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 06:35 AM

Does yours have the chromed or the black drawtube?

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:04 AM

Black

 

Hongxu:

 

You have the better, later focuser. Based on the numbers, we're only about 80 scopes apart and that we span the chrome to black transition, I'd say mine is a 2005 as the seller told me and yours is probably a 2006.

 

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:22 AM

Per the Company 7 website, the focuser was changed in 2005.



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:14 AM

Hongxu:

You have the better, later focuser. Based on the numbers, we're only about 80 scopes apart and that we span the chrome to black transition, I'd say mine is a 2005 as the seller told me and yours is probably a 2006.

Jon

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Thank you very much, Jon

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