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SOLD SOLD (12/04) LOFT FIND, MINT, Transit Cased WW1 German 77mm Field Gun (Whiz Bang) Artillery Optical Periscope Dial Sight By C.P Goerz Berlin. Sn 15031 - 15031
This brass and steel instrument for German 77mm Field guns known as ‘Whiz Bangs’ by allied troops is in near mint condition no doubt as it has been stored for many years in its original fitted transit case. The instrument which measures 10 ½” overall length is fully functional and has crisp manufacturer, designation and calibration marks (all illustrated). The instrument retains its original black and red paint finish. Its original steel transit case has a hinged lid and clasp fastener. Internally the case has contoured fixed wooden blocks which fit the instrument snugly. The top of the case has carry strap bars and is numbered ‘385’ in original yellow paint. The case retains much of its original green paint. Price for this cased WW1 artillery Instrument includes UK delivery. Sn 15031
£0.00

British WW1 1917 Brass MK VIII Brass Trench Periscope By R&J Beck Ltd With Screw off Wood Handle. Sn 15089 - 15089
An excellent original British WW1 Brass Trench Periscope. The scope measures 23” overall with handle attached 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 crisply marked by the manufacturer 'R&J Beck Ltd’ and dated ‘1917'. It also has serial number '0242' and model designation ‘MK VIII’. The brass scope retains its original olive green paint. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15089
£295.00

WW2 1943 Dated British WD Director’s No.7 MK II** Brass Artillery Battery & Machine Gun Emplacements Aimer’s Sight By WW With Original 1944 Wood & Brass Extendable MK 2 Tripod By P.B & S Ltd. Sn 14812 - 14812
These instruments were used during WW2 to direct the fire of Artillery Batteries & Machine Gun emplacements. Our example is WD and date marked as per the images together with model designation and manufacturer mark ‘WW’ which is also illustrated in the images. The optics function as they should. The brass casing of the sight is clean and undamaged and it retains its original rubber eye cup and graduated dials. Its original tripod has brass fittings, extendable legs adjusted by brass brackets on each leg. Each leg has a spiked brass ‘foot’. A brass plate on one leg is stamped with manufacturer, model and date detail (illustrated). The legs have a riveted webbing retaining strap with buckle which secures the legs together for transit. The sight is secured to the tripod by a brass screw bolt with wing nut. Un-extended with sight attached, the piece measures 45” height. Extended for use it measures 78” height. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14812
£345.00

WW2 Era, Nazi German 7 X 50 Magnification, Kriegsmarine Binoculars By Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar (beh) With Leather Uniform Connector Tab & Leather Neck Strap. Sn 14840 - 14840
These are an excellent original pair of Nazi German, 7 X 50 Magnification, Kriegsmarine Binoculars. The Binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars fitted with an original leather neck strap and leather uniform connector tab with eyelet for buttoning to the uniform of the user. All optics are excellent and function as they should. One shoulder of the binoculars is crisply marked '7 x 50 'Magnification) and bears the Nazi German War time manufacturer's code 'beh' which is Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar, highlighted in original white paint (illustrated). the shoulder is also numbered 387477 and (T) together with ‘KF’ . The other shoulder is numbered 33678 above ‘N’ and has the crisp Kriegsmarine Eagle with Swastika above ‘M’ (Marine) mark. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14840
£675.00

Inter War 1924 Dated & WW2 British WD Director’s No.7 MK II Artillery Battery & Machine Gun Emplacements Aimer’s Sight By Cooke Troughton & Simm With 1937 Dated No.6 & 7 MK II Stand/ Mount By Kershaw & Son With WD WW2 1940 MK 1 Case By Forbes. - 14459
These instruments were used in the inter World War years and WW2 to direct the fire of Artillery Batteries & Machine Gun emplacements. This variant would be mounted to a flat surface such as a table top and used to calculate range & direction of fire. Our example is cased, WD, manufacturer and date marked as per the images. The optics would benefit from a clean. The brass casing of the sight and stand retain their original green paint and graduated dials. The leather fitted case is clean and intact. The lid is stamped with manufacturer detail and Director’s MK 1 designation together with 1940 date and WD arrow as per the images . The inside of the case has its original paper instruction and components label (illustrated). The case is fitted with its original leather shoulder strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14459
£395.00

WW2 Era French Ministry Of War Military SRPI GT-6 Micro Grades Extendable Trench Periscope With Original Hard Leather Case Marked ‘P58 2 Komp’ (2nd Company). Sn 14678 - 14678
This is an original WW2 era French Ministry of War extendable trench periscope. It is in excellent condition with fully functional graduated optics. It measures 16” closed, with handle folded and 27 ½” extended . The alloy metal work retains its original green paint. It has a Bakelite eye piece adjustable for focus and folding wood handle. The periscope tube is marked There are no signs of damage or repair. The periscope is marked ‘MG’ (Ministère de la Guerre) above number ‘19849’. It is also marked ‘RD 52686’,‘GT-6 Micro Grades’ and ‘SRPI’. The periscope is complete with its original sturdy brown leather fitted carry case. The scope fits snugly into the case which has a full hinged lid with side mounted sprung retaining strap. The rear of the case has 2 belt loops. The front of the case has original period white paint letter and numbers ‘P58’. There is also contemporary ink hand written ‘2 Komp’ (2nd Company). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14678
£295.00

Superb, Complete, WW2 Nazi German Kriegsmarine , Armoured, U-Boat Turret, 'U-Bootglas' 7x 50 Binoculars By Carl Zeiss, Jena (blc). Sn 14648 - 14648
In early 1943 the Nazi German Command, introduced the 'U-Bootglas' 7x 50, Armoured, U-Boat Turret, Binoculars ( see pages 377/8 of Military Binoculars & Telescopes By Seeger). These Binoculars are a fine original example. The Binocular's armoured body has its original correct light green finish and have lanyard bars. The lenses are protected by heavy duty rubber shrouds. The right shoulder under the rubber shroud is crisply stamped with the manufacturer’s Nazi German Wartime code 'blc' which is Carl Zeiss, Jena, together with 7x50 (magnification) & Number '53941'. The binoculars are also fitted with its original bakelite lense cover marked 'Benutzer'. The cover has its original sprung rubber retaining cord. These binoculars were originally issued without carry cases and in transportation crates of 10 for use by U-Boat crews. All optics are excellent. The price for this sought after piece of U-Boat history includes UK delivery. Sn 14648
£1,225.00

SOLD SOLD (04/04 WG) RARE, Original WW2 US Navy Morse Code Light Lamp ‘Signal Gun’ USN Code 9-S-4240-L. (Stock Number Sn 14621) - 14621
This is a rare, original USN morse code light lamp signal gun used by USN battleship signalmen to send messages from ship to ship or ship to shore. The ‘gun’ which is not a weapon and cannot shoot or launch anything has a light bulb holder inside the tube ‘barrel’ that is powered by batteries (batteries and bulb absent). The trigger is pulled to send the light signal like a telegraph key. The mid section of the barrel has a screw thread with locking catch and can be dismantled. The front section of the barrel tube has a winged sight to assist aiming. The tube near to the wood shoulder stock has the correct USN code ‘9-S-4240-L’. The undamaged wood stock has a steel butt plate. The metal has even patina. The signal gun measures 34 ¾” overall length and the tube opening is 3 ¼” diameter. We have not tested the electronics of this piece. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14621
£0.00

Cased, WW2 British WD 3 Draw Scouts Regiments MK IIs Sniper Spotters 3 Draw 20x Magnification Telescope With Extending Sun Visor Cover By HCR & Sons Ltd (Part Of The No.4 T Sniper Rifle Kit). Sn 14610 - 14610
The MKII Scout Regiment Telescope was first introduced 1939 at the start of WW2, and soon after supplied as an integral part of the snipers No4T kit chest issued alongside the Holland & Holland modified Lee Enfield No.4(T) snipers rifle, matched scope, officers prismatic compass, etc. The 20x scope proved exceptional at acquiring targets and locating other snipers.This is an excellent British WW2 3 Draw Scout Regiments MK IIs Sniper Spotters Telescope. It is made of leather covered brass & is nicely stamped 'HCR & Sons Ltd' (H.C. Ryland & Son) together with 'War Dept Arrow','TELE SCT REGTS MK IIs' & numbers ' OS126GA' and 'No. 18609' (all illustrated). It has the correct extending sun visor. The eye piece has a small brass rimmed tinted glass, sliding aperture shade/ cover. The eye piece is stamped with OS number (illustrated). It is complete with its original leather carry case with shoulder strap and adjustment buckle. The body and lid of the case have impressed OS numbers and the body a WD mark (all illustrated). It measures 31 ¾” fully extended and 10 ½” closed. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14610
£425.00

Cased, WW2 British WD 3 Draw Scouts Regiments MK III Spotters / Signallers Telescope By BC (BROADHURST CLARKSON) & Co Ltd London & Hard Leather Case With Shoulder Strap. Sn 14609 - 14609
This is an excellent British WW1/WW2 3 Draw Scout Regiments MK II Sniper Spotters Telescope. It is made of leather covered brass & is nicely stamped ‘BC & Co Ltd’ (BROADHURST CLARKSON & CO. LTD, London) together with 'MK III' model detail, 'War Dept Arrow','TELE SCT REGTS MK IIIs', letters & numbers ' OS126GA' and '9648' (all illustrated). The eye piece is marked ‘OS1616SA’ and has a sliding shutter. The front section of the telescope has a sliding sun shade. It is complete with its original leather carry case with shoulder strap and adjustment buckle. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14609
£395.00
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