The scope was completely disassembled and the painted parts were stripped to bare metal, then repainted. The scope was then inspected and reassembled with existing parts that were ok, or if any parts that needed to be replaced they were.
The scope is as good as new now. The scope was gone 5 months in Japan for the. The item "Kowa TSN-821 Spotting Scope with 20-60x Eyepiece, Factory Reconditioned in Japan" is in sale since Saturday, September 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Scopes, Optics & Lasers\Spotting Scopes".The seller is "buckbustermi" and is located in McAllen, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.