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SOLD SOLD (21/09) MINT, COMPLETE, Cased, British Nitesite UK Hand Held 16x Zoom Infrared ‘Nitesite Spotter’ Re-Chargeable Night Sight With Charger & Original Instruction Manual. Sn 15639 - 15639
This is an original cased Night site with Daylight, Night and Low light modes. The handheld sight has a 3.5” LED screen, camera lens, infrared intensity switch, zoom and focus levers. The sight has a rubberised casing and ports for charging and video output and tri-pod mounting. The sight illuminates up to 400 metres, has 16x Zoom capability, up to 20 hrs internal lithium battery life. The sight is accompanied by its battery charger and original illustrated instruction manual. All are contained in their original silver composite, foam lined case with clasp fasteners and carry handle. The case has its original Nitesite badge. The sight measures 14”x7”x4 ½”.The sight has been tested and is fully functioning. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15639
£0.00

WW1 & Inter War Era German R. Fuess Berlin 5a Sniper Telescopic Sight For Mauser G98 Rifles. Sn 15641 - 15641
The firm R. Fuess Berlin made sniper telescopic sights which were used on Imperial German Army G98 rifles. This is a rare, original WW1 & Inter war era German R. Fuess Berlin Sniper Telescopic Sight for Mauser G98 rifles. The brass & steel sight is undamaged with much of its original black finish. The sight is fitted with sight mounts . The sight is marked by the manager R. Fuess Steglitz Berlin together with numbers ‘7’ and ‘100175’ on the adjustment wheel. A dial mount to the rear of the tube is stamped ‘Scharfstellung’ (focus) and has the German DRGM patent mark (in use from 1891 and through both World Wars). The eyepiece is stamped ‘Helios 5a’ above ‘Lichtstarke 57’. The optics of the sight with cross hair reticule function as they should (unable to photograph through viewing lens). The sight is 12 ¾” overall length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15641
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (21/08) WW2 Nazi German Kriegsmarine Kriegsberichter (Propaganda Company) ‘KF’ (Kalte Fett Cold Weather Lubrication For Winter use) Dienstglas (Service Glass) 6 X 30 Magnification Binoculars By 'bmj' Hensoldt Wetzlar. Sn 15659 - 15659
In 1938 Adolf Hitler ordered a new and efficient special unit in the German Army focused solely on propaganda. The first four Propaganda-Kompanien in the Wehrmacht were formed in September 1938 with the same sort of Propaganda-Kompanien established in the Luftwaffe and the Kriegsmarine the following year. Their role was to report on the war through text, photographs, drawings, radio and films; Propaganda against the enemy; Counter propaganda against enemy propaganda and produce misleading information to cover up military operations. At the beginning of the war, Kriegsberichters worked at the divisional or regimental level in conjunction with a cameraman and a driver. These three men constituted a Propagandatrupp. Several Trupps formed a propaganda platoon at corps level and several propaganda platoons constituted a propaganda company at Army level. Kriegsberichters were always a soldier first before completing the tasks as a war correspondent. These are an excellent original cased pair of Nazi German Kriegsberichter Kriegsmarine, 6 X 30 Magnification, Binoculars. The Binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars and are fitted with original leather neck strap. It’s Bakelite adjustable eye pieces are undamaged and all optics are excellent and function as they should. One shoulder of the binoculars is marked Dienstglas 6 x 30, 463793 & H/6400. The other ‘KF’ (Kalte Fett indicating Cold Weather Lubrication for Winter use), ‘Kriegsberichter’ & Kriegsmarine Eagle with Swastika above ‘M’ mark together with ‘bmj’ manufacturer mark (bmj is the Nazi German War time manufacturer code for Hensoldt Wetzlar). The binoculars measure 6” width and 4 ¼” height. The price for this excellent set of nicely marked WW2 Era Kriegsmarine binoculars includes UK delivery. Sn 15659
£0.00

WW2 Nazi German SS Dienstglas (Service Glass) 6 X 30 Magnification Binoculars Marked With ‘SS’ Runes By 'cag' (Swarowski, Glasfabrik Tyrol Austria) With Neck Strap & Steel Case With Period Inscribed Nazi Officer’s Name & Shoulder Strap . Sn 15660 - 15660
These are an excellent original cased pair of Nazi German , 6 X 30 Magnification, Binoculars. The Binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars and are fitted with original leather neck strap. It’s Bakelite adjustable eye pieces are undamaged and all optics are excellent and function as they should. One shoulder of the binoculars is marked Dienstglas 6 x 30, No. 38517 & H/6400. The other has Nazi SS runes within a roundel, ‘+0’ and ‘KB’ within roundel marks together with ‘cag’ manufacturer mark (cag is the Nazi German War time manufacturer code for Swarowski, Glasfabrik Tyrol Austria). The binoculars measure 6"width x 4 1/2" height. They are contained in their original fitted sturdy black painted metal case with hinged lid, sprung metal clasp fastener and hanging rings. The case is fitted with 2 leather belt straps to the rear & has its original leather shoulder strap. The inside of the lid is padded to protect the binoculars. The bottom of the case is period inscribed with a Name, no doubt the name of the Nazi SS Officer who was issued with these binoculars (illustrated in image 2). The price for this excellent set of nicely marked cased WW2 Era Nazi SS Military Binoculars includes UK delivery. Sn 15660
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 23/08) British Near Mint WW2 RAF 6E/383 B 5x40 Prism Mk IV Night Binoculars With Felt Lined Carrying Case. Sn 15625 - 15625
These are a near mint pair of British RAF 6E/383 B 5x40 Prism Mk IV night binoculars complete with their original felt lined carrying case with a carrying strap. These binoculars were extensively used by the RAF night fighter squadrons and by Costal Command in daytime search duties. The binoculars are engraved *5 BINO PRISM Mk IV No 6562 6E/383 B and a crowfoot. The binoculars have a low magnification but a large objective lens giving them good image reproduction in poor or dark visibility. The binoculars have a fixed focus where the focus has to be performed with a screwdriver. This makes sure that the binoculars are always focused when used. The B in the title designation means that the lenses are bloomed which improves light gathering, thereby improving the image brightness. This is seldom encountered in wartime binoculars. The optics and prisms are in a superb unmarked condition. The binoculars retain their original black painted and mottled finishes to the body and the one piece rubber eyecup is in perfect condition. The grey painted composite pressed cardboard case is lined with thick grey felt and has a cloth carrying strap and case securing strap. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn. 15625
£0.00

MINT, MATCHING NUMBERS Transit Cased, Cold War Era Russian Army NSZP-3 Night Vision Image Intensifier For Dragunov Sniper Rifles AK47, RPD, RPK Rifles With Webbing Carry Cover, Accessories & Instruction Manual In Russian Text. Sn 15573 - 15573
A near mint transit cased unissued condition Russian NSZP-3 Night Vision Image intensifier For Dragunov Sniper Rifles & AK47, RPD, RPK Rifles. The NSP-3 was a huge jump in technology because it was capable of amplifying ambient light so no infrared projector was required. This lightened the scope and eliminated the need for a large bulky battery but the main advantage was the fact that, because you no longer needed to beam infrared light out for the unit to work, you could observe without being seen by another Night Vision device. This model of night vision sight were issued to cold war Soviet troops.. The scope is numbered 781127. The sight comes with many accessories all sealed in plastic bags of issue (we have not opened the clear plastic bags to examine the contents. The sight also comes with its canvas carry bag of issue. The case also contains its original instruction / service Manual In Russian text. All are contained in their original steel transit case with securing clips and braces. The case has clasp fasteners and carry handle. The front of the case has the correct stencilled lettering NSZP-3 together with matching number 781127. The inside of the lid has a parts check list in Russian text. The optics of the sight have not been tested. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15573
£575.00

WW2 1942 New Zealand Made British WD Stand Instrument No 21 MK V Sniper & Artillery Observer’s Brass & Wood Tri-Pod For The Spotting & Sniper’s Telescope With Shoulder Strap. Sn 15475 - 15475
This is an original WW2 dated Observer’s tri-pod. These tri-pods were for the spotting & sniper’s telescope. The wood legs have metal conical spiked feet and the tri-pod retains its original green paint. The tripod has its original webbing carry strap with leather clamp cover and loop to hold the tripod legs together. On one side the brass clamp mount with wingnut has a British ‘WD arrow’, model designation & ‘New Zealand’. The other side has ‘Made 1942’ (all illustrated in image 2). The tripod is 38” overall length. The stand comes with its original wood block secured by string to protect the clamp in transit. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15475
£345.00

WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase 3 Draw Leather Bound Brass Telescope With Sliding Sun Shade, Sliding Lens Shutter Marked ‘Reconditioned For John Barker & Co Ltd Kensington W8 By Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co’ (London) With Additional Cased Eyepiece - 14984
In 1892 Alexander Thomas Clarkson went into partnership Robert Henry Broadhurst . They made quality optical instruments. In 1915 trading as 'Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co’ the business was listed at Farringdon Road London. During WW1 as part of the war effort, the company set up further telescope factories in Watford, and a lens-making facility in central London producing optical instruments for the British War Dept. This is an excellent British WW1 Officer’s Private Purchase 3 Draw Telescope similar in construction to War Dept contract Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co telescopes of WW1 . It is made of leather covered brass. It measures 28” extended and 11” closed. One draw is signed ‘Reconditioned For John Barker & Co Ltd Kensington W8 By Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co’ (illustrated). The eye piece has a sliding shutter. The front section of the telescope has a sliding sun shade. It is complete with its original leather lens caps with shoulder strap and adjustment buckle. The shoulder strap is perished in places consistent with age and use. Attached to the shoulder strap is a leather cased additional brass eyepiece which also has a sliding protective shutter. The casing of the eyepiece is marked ‘Low’. All optics of the telescope and additional eyepiece are excellent and function as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14984
£365.00

British WW1 1917 Brass Mk IX Brass Trench Periscope By R&J Beck Ltd With Screw off Wood Handle. Sn 15510 - 15510
An excellent British WW1 Brass Trench Periscope. The scope measures 23 ¼” overall and has a screw off 9” contoured wood handle with brass ferrule. It has an adjustable brass eyepiece and all optics function as they should. The frame is stamped and dated by the manufacturer 'R&J Beck Ltd 1917'. It is also stamped with number '12819' and model designation ‘MK IX’. The brass scope retains its original olive green paint. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15510
£345.00

RARE, WW1 German RÜDIGER HILDESHEIM 4x81 Sniper Telescopic Sight For Mauser G98 Rifles Retailed By W.Peting Berlin. Sn 15498. - 15498
The firm RÜDIGER HILDESHEIM made sniper telescopic sights which were used on Imperial German Army G98 rifles. This is a rare, original WW1 era German RÜDIGER HILDESHEIM Sniper Telescopic Sight for Mauser G98 rifles. The steel sight is undamaged with original black paint. The sight is fitted with sight mounts . The sight is marked by the manager RÜDIGER HILDESHEIM either side of the elevation adjustment knob base. The tube is signed by the retailer ‘W.Peting Berlin’ & what appears to be ‘Kgl Hofbuchsen Halker’. The optics of the sight with post reticule function as they should (unable to photograph through viewing lens). The sight is 11” overall length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15498
£975.00
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