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Identify Nikon 10x50 6.5 with gold colored object barrel end

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#1 LCM114Bill

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 07:56 AM

Picked up a pair of Nikon 10x50 6.5 degree wide field binoculars (S/N 707190) and I can not find any information about them.

I have seen some pictures that look like mine with a single gold colored ring on the Object Barrel. On mine the end of the Object Barrel is colored gold.

Any information regarding this binocular is greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 08:29 AM

It is a gold sentinel, a very nice 10X50 from Nikon, although the gold on the edge of the objective is more of a thin 2MM line, not sure why yours have more gold color there. 


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 08:59 AM

The black objective trim rings appear to be missing. When they're in place only the narrow gold ring next to the pebbling is visible.

 

Here's a link to one of several threads at Birdforum on the Gold Sentinels and original Action series, on which the Gold Sentinels were based. My recollection is that the 10x50 cost about $150-175 when new.

 

https://www.birdforu...2#post-2334547 

 

Original Gold Sentinel specs are contained in post # 22.


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 09:35 AM

One specific about these early Nikon Action Binoculars that doesn’t often get mentioned is that (I believe) all of them have a fast focus feature which has caused me to sell the ones that I have previously owned. While admittedly a better CF than the Bushnell InstaFocus or the Tasco Zip Focus, it was still too slippery to be considered stable and often self-adjusted with too much pressure put on the eyepieces.
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Posted 21 September 2021 - 10:28 AM

The black objective trim rings appear to be missing. When they're in place only the narrow gold ring next to the pebbling is visible.

 

Here's a link to one of several threads at Birdforum on the Gold Sentinels and original Action series, on which the Gold Sentinels were based. My recollection is that the 10x50 cost about $150-175 when new.

 

https://www.birdforu...2#post-2334547 

 

Original Gold Sentinel specs are contained in post # 22.

 

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One thing I love about the binocular forum is the depth of knowledge..

 

I had a pair of 10x50 Lookout ll's. Now I know something about them.

 

Jon


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 11:34 AM

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One thing I love about the binocular forum is the depth of knowledge..

 

I had a pair of 10x50 Lookout ll's. Now I know something about them.

 

Jon

I also have the Nikon/Action LOOKOUT II 10X50 #422442.

These were from around 1989-1990's.

They were made in Japan in 7x35, 7x50, &10x50.

The Action series was a less expensive version than the Gold Sentinel models.

30+ years later my sample is still in mint condition.

Lenses appear to be multicoated, but not the prisms. (BAK-4)

Leatherette armor still like new.

Nylon case likewise.

Mine came from New York & was purchased 04-19-1990.

Optics are very sharp & bright & clear.

Nikon makes some excellent binoculars that last for decades. like-button.jpg

 

I also have the Nikon Gold Sentinel in 7x35 & 10x50. like-button.jpg

 

 

Stan


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 12:33 PM

The black objective trim rings appear to be missing. When they're in place only the narrow gold ring next to the pebbling is visible.

 

Here's a link to one of several threads at Birdforum on the Gold Sentinels and original Action series, on which the Gold Sentinels were based. My recollection is that the 10x50 cost about $150-175 when new.

 

https://www.birdforu...2#post-2334547 

 

Original Gold Sentinel specs are contained in post # 22.

That explains it, the Optical Barrel had Bushwacker Optics Covers on them.

Much appreciate the knowledge and quick responses from everybody.

 

LCM114Bill


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