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Posted September 03 2011 - 08:43 PM

I've got a swift Mark II model 844 spotting scope that needs some help. This is an old scope although basically brand new. Some years ago I took it out and it toppled forward banging the eyepiece on the ground - which in turn sheared a couple of set/stop screws off. I believe these screws were essentially what indexed the eyepiece and the focus. I decided I'd try to fix it myself - and have take it apart but I can't quite figure out what goes where. Probably a long shot here since you'd probably have to be familiar with this particular model - but thought I'd put it out there anyway just in case.

For the record I did a bit of searching online in hopes of finding a schematic or parts manual or something that would show me how things were supposed to be put together - but no luck.

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Posted September 03 2011 - 10:22 PM

I've got a swift Mark II model 844 spotting scope that needs some help. This is an old scope although basically brand new. Some years ago I took it out and it toppled forward banging the eyepiece on the ground - which in turn sheared a couple of set/stop screws off. I believe these screws were essentially what indexed the eyepiece and the focus. I decided I'd try to fix it myself - and have take it apart but I can't quite figure out what goes where. Probably a long shot here since you'd probably have to be familiar with this particular model - but thought I'd put it out there anyway just in case.

For the record I did a bit of searching online in hopes of finding a schematic or parts manual or something that would show me how things were supposed to be put together - but no luck.

Ryan


Hi Ryan I found this information when I googled Swift Spotting Scope Repair. This is the Telephone Number to Swift Optics. I called the number and it is Swift Optcs indeed.
1.877.697.9438
Hope this helps.
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Posted September 06 2011 - 10:14 AM

Hi Ryan,
I called Swift and they don't have a Swift Mark II model 844 spotting scope schematic or parts manual. Swift directed me to call a Company out of Texas called Land, Sea, Ski 713.529.3551.
I called Land, Sea, Ski and they said they probably don't have a schematic or parts manual either for a Swift Mark II model 844 spotting scope, but they will repair the Scope. Repairs can be expensive, but it could be something simple. They asked that the Scope be shipped to them to give an estimate.
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Posted September 07 2011 - 03:51 PM

Gosh - thanks for the help Vic. I appreciate it. Was hoping I might find someone who knew how to take this stuff apart but it looks like I'll be sending it in for repairs.

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Posted September 07 2011 - 06:55 PM

Gosh - thanks for the help Vic. I appreciate it. Was hoping I might find someone who knew how to take this stuff apart but it looks like I'll be sending it in for repairs.

Ryan


Ryan,
You are welcome.
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