Why doesn't it have the Leupold emblem on the side of the adjustment frame?
passthru- Not sure if your question is a legitimate one or if you're implying some sort of neferious intent on my part but either way here's the answer…
Vari-X I and II scopes wear only the Leupold word mark. Vari-XIII scopes left the factory mostly with the gold "L" emblem but a few were only stamped with the word mark.
VX-2 Leupolds, along with most all, VX series scopes wear the signature golden "L" emblem. Exceptions to this would be some scopes manufactured in 2007. These special "100th Anniversary" scopes were marked with both the "L" emblem and the Leupold word mark. These scopes also include the years 1907-2007 stamped on the adjustment frame and the words Century Edition on the ocular bell.
The scope I'm selling is a Vari-X IIc, thus only the word mark engraved at the factory. Hope this helps.