In an early edition, I included the info because they were being reported here and there. After examining one, I knew the rifle was bogus and had to delete that info. All Kokura 7.7 snipers are equipped with 2.5X scopes. The origin of the Kokura 4X scope rifles goes back to the early '80s where an industrious individual in Ca was turning out fake snipers. If you familiarize yourself with the fonts on the snipers, it's easy enough to spot the fakes without trying too hard. Denny was good but not that good. There are other features that are wrong, but I just don't want to provide a cookbook for sniper production.