Thanks for everyone’s insight, here is a pic of the badge. Makers mark is <BOL>. It’s a beautiful little scope, I’d love to complete it.
it is very nice. i like the colour scheme.
bol in a diamond is an exporter's mark. it stands for "bushnell optical laboratories" and is also commonly found on bushnell binoculars, many of which also had marks identifying the actual japanese maker.
bushnell was one of the first western import companies to form their own export company in japan. it yielded some tax benefits.
Edited by semlin, 30 July 2022 - 07:03 PM.