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RARE, WW2 Era Japanese Tokyo Optical Company Kogaku Ki Kai KK 7 X 7 10 (7x50) Magnification, Binoculars With Additional Filter Eye Pieces & Tropical Waxed Canvas Japanese Navy / Marines Marked Case With Shoulder Strap . Sn 17300 - 17300
WW2 Japanese optical instruments are good quality and resemble German designs. This is a rare to find, cased pair of WW2 era Japanese Binoculars. The binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The finish around one objective lens has become detached at some point in its life but the remainder is complete and secure. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars fitted with leather neck strap. All optics are excellent and function as they should. The right shoulder of the binoculars is crisply stamped '7 x 7 10’ (Japanese 7x50 Magnification) and with Japanese script within roundel mark. The left shoulder has the ‘triangle between Toko’ manufacturer marked of together the Tokyo Optical Company Kogaku Ki Kai KK together with number ‘4854’ and Japanese script character inspection marks. The instrument measures 7 ½” width x 6 ¾” Height. The binoculars are contained in their fitted, sturdy Tropical use, waxed olive canvas covered hard case with hinged lid. The lid of the case has a sprung fastener which attaches to a brass stud on the front of the case. The case has hanging loops fitted with webbing shoulder strap. The rear of the case has a large riveted belt loop. The inside of the lid has 2 webbing loop pockets with press stud fasteners which each hold an additional filter eye pieces, one green and one red. The case has period hand applied painted Japanese script characters and ‘No.1’ The price for this rare to find nicely marked set of WW2 Japanese Navy / Marine cased Binoculars includes UK delivery. Sn 17300
£495.00

**SOLD**SOLD**9/4**WW2 U-BOAT ACE FREGATTENKAPITAN GUNTER HESSLER ATTRIBUTED, Nazi German 7 X 50 Magnification, Armoured Kriegsmarine Binoculars By Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar (beh) With Bakelite Lens Cover & Leather Neck Strap. Sn 17329 - 17329
Günther Hessler (14 June 1909 – 4 April 1968) was a Kriegsmarine Fregattenkapitän during World War II. He commanded the Type IXB U-boat U-107, sinking twenty-one ships on three patrols, totalling 118,822 GRT of Allied shipping, of which 86,699 GRT (gross registered tonnage) was sunk on one patrol alone. He was the twenty-first overall most successful U-boat commanders of World War II by tonnage sunk. Hessler was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and was commissioned after the war to write the official account of the U-boat war by the British Ministry of Defence (much more information is available on the internet with more images of the Officer and information regarding his service). These are an excellent original cased pair of Nazi German, 7 X 50 Magnification, Kriegsmarine Binoculars To Captain Gunter Hessler. An internet source printout which contains antecedents / service history of the Officer and copies of photos of the officer in uniform accompanies the Binoculars. The Binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars fitted with leather neck strap. 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 paint, together with serial number (T) and KF (denoting cold weather lubrication). The other shoulder has the Kriegsmarine Eagle with swastika above ‘M’ mark and number ‘28041 above N’. The objective lenses are protected by rubber armour. The Binoculars have their original Bakelite lens cover the top of which is inscribed to ‘G. Hessler Schlesien’ in German script. The price for this excellent set of nicely marked Kriegsmarine Binoculars to a decorated U-Boat Ace who saw much action in WW2 includes UK delivery. Sn 17329
£0.00

ORIGINAL FULLY SERVICED British WW2 1944 No.32 MK II Telescopic Sight For No.4 (T) Sniper Rifles With Scope Mounts & Leather Lens Covers. Sn 17164 - 17164 - 17164
his is an excellent original WW2 1944 dated No.32 MK II Telescopic sight with original mount for the British No.4 (T) Sniper Rifle. The sight is in excellent undamaged condition and we have recently had it professionally serviced, cleaned and gas filled. It is in near perfect, as new, usable condition.. The sight is fitted with mounts and the body of the sight is crisply stamped 'TEL SIGHTING No.32 MK II OS 1650A’ together with '1944' date and number ‘16151’. All optics of the sight are in perfect working order. The scope is fitted with original scope mounts which are stamped with numbers (all illustrated) and period leather lens protector covers in excellent condition. The price for this increasingly rare WW2 dated sniper sight includes UK delivery. Sn 17164
£2,200.00

WW2, Armoured, U-Boat Turret, 'U-Bootglas' 7x 50 Binoculars By Carl Zeiss, Jena (blc) With Leather Neck Strap. OPT 815 - OPT 815
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 nice original example. The Binocular's armoured body has its original correct light green finish and have lanyard bars fitted with a leather neck strap. The lenses are protected by heavy duty rubber shrouds in superb condition. The right shoulder under the rubber shroud is crisply stamped by the lens manufacturer’s Nazi German Wartime code 'blc' which is Carl Zeiss, Jena, together with 7x50 (magnification) & Number '63659'. These binoculars were originally issued without carry cases and in transportation crates of 10 for use by U-Boat crews. The optics of this instrument are perfect. The price for this sought after piece of U-Boat history includes UK delivery. OPT 815
£1,200.00

1935 Cased, WW2 Russian Front / Cold Climate Nazi German Army 6 X 30 Magnification Dienstglas Service Binoculars By 'ddx' Voigtlaender Sohn AG, Braunschweig With Neck Strap & Uniform Tab. OPT 814 - OPT 814
These are an original cased pair of Nazi German Army, 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 which has the correct leather tab with eyelet for attaching to uniform & rubber lens protector cover. All optics are excellent and function as they should. One shoulder of the binoculars is marked ‘Dienstglas 6 x 30, 0246958’ & ‘ddx’ manufacturer mark with blue triangle. A blue triangle meant that they were constructed / lubricated for cold climate, ddx is the Nazi German War time manufacturer code for Voigtlaender u. Sohn AG, Braunschweig. The Binoculars are contained in their fitted sturdy leather case with hinged lid, clasp fastener and hanging bars fitted with shoulder strap. The case has an indistinct impressed Hamburg manufacturer mark, ‘35’ (1935) date and is waffenamt. The lid is impressed ‘I’.The price for this excellent set of nicely marked cased Cold Climate WW2 Era Military Binoculars, includes UK delivery. OPT 814
£395.00

WW1 1916 Dated Imperial German Army NCO’s 6 X 39 Magnification Fernglas Model 08 Field Binoculars By Emil Busch AG Rathenow With Spandau GPK Rifle Inspection Office ‘K’ Mark, Neck Strap & Matching Manufacturer Marked Leather Case. OPT 840 - OPT 840
These are an original cased pair of WW1 German Army, 6 X 39 Magnification, Field Binoculars. These binoculars were developed in response to a 1916 German Government contract for issue to Non Commissioned Officers and were produced until the end of the Great War in 1918 (see page 20 of ‘Military Binoculars & Telescopes For Land Sea & Air Service’ by Seeger where a similar cased example to ours is illustrated). The Binoculars have the correct finish with adjustable eyepieces. The cast body of the binoculars have lanyard bars fitted with original leather neck strap. The adjustment dial is crisply marked with manufacturer and serial number. One hinge arm is stamped ‘K’ (a Spandau GPK rifle inspection office acceptance mark) and the other hinge arm has a very small date mark ‘XI 16’ denoting November 1916 (all illustrated). All optics are excellent and function as they should. The Binoculars are contained in their fitted sturdy leather hard case with hinged lid rear belt loops each impressed with matching manufacturer detail and hanging bar for shoulder strap. The lid is secured by leather tabs on the left and right sides of the case which attach to metal suds on the lid. The inside of the lid has its original paper instructions label with printed German text (all illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. OPT 840
£395.00

Rare Complete WW1 (1915 Dated) Vickers Machine Gun No 12 MkIII** Rangefinder With Tripod And Wooden Carriage Case. OPT 839 - OPT 839
This is a WWI (1915 dated)British Vickers machine gun range finding No12 MKIII* * scope with case and tripod. The rangefinders were used by machine gun crews to calculate the distance / trajectory of targets bot in direct range and distant peaks to triangulate on maps. This set in contained in its original wooden transit chest with its rare rubber eye pieces and leather cover. The range finder was manufactured by Barr & Stroud Ltd in 1915 and retains most of its original green painted finish. The tripod stand is marked Barr & Stroud Glasgow and London. The scope has its original carry strap and lens covers. The wooden chest is in good condition with all straps and catches in good working order. Internally the case is in similar condition and is complete with its brass attachment rod in the lid compartment. The price includes UK delivery. OPT 839
£795.00

RARE, Cased WW1 Maxim Machine Gun Zielfernrohr ZF12 Optical Sight, Perfect Optics By G. Rodenstock Munchen. Sn 16857 - 16857
Every Maxim Gun was issued with a 2 ½ power optic sight known as the ZF12 (Zielfernrohr which translates to Scope). These sights were clamped onto sight base which was screwed to the left rear of the gun’s receiver (see pages 182 & 183 of ‘The Devil’s Paintbrush’ by Goldsmith). This is an original rare Maxim gun ZF12 optical sight in its original fitted leather case. The original green painted brass sight with steel base has the correct graduated dial. The optics work perfectly and have the correct triangular reticule. It has a metal lens cover with leather retaining strap and one side of the sight has manufactuer detail ‘G. Rodenstock Munchen’ model designation ‘ZF12’ and serial number ‘No 1340’. It is contained in its original fitted leather case with hinged lid and retaining straps with press stud fasteners. The rear of the case has 2 riveted belt loops. The inside of the lid has 2 flap pockets with press stud fasteners. The rear of the case has manufacturer detail which is to feint to photograph. The top of the lid is numbered 12 above 82748. The price for this rare cased Maxim gun sight includes UK delivery. Sn 16857
£675.00

WW2 Nazi German Army Scouts Kalte Fett Winter/ Russian Front Dienstglas (Service Glass) 6 X 30 Magnification Binoculars By 'eug' (Optische Praezisionswerke GmbH, Warsaw, Occupied Poland) & Steel Case. OPT 838 - OPT 838
These are an excellent original cased pair of Nazi German Army, 6 X 30 Magnification, Binoculars. These types of binoculars were issued to Army Scouts. 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 instrument is marked Dienstglas 6 x 30, 60704 & H/6400 (refers to reticle scale graduated in mils). The other ‘KF’ ( Kalte Fett indicating Cold Weather Lubrication for Russian Front Winter use. see page 122 of Military Binoculars & Telescopes For Land Air & Sea By Seeger where the ‘KF’ marking is illustrated) & ‘eug’ manufacturer code (eug is the Nazi German War time manufacturer code for Optische Praezisionswerke GmbH, Warsaw, Occupied Poland ). The Binoculars are contained in their original fitted sturdy black painted metal case with hinged lid metal clasp fastener stamped with roundel cartouches and hanging rings. The case is fitted with 2 leather belt straps to the rear. One of the straps is Waffenamt. The inside of the lid is padded to protect the binoculars. The inside of the bottom of the case is stamped with a small circular cartouche containing ‘OFT2’ . Price for this excellent set of nicely marked cased WW2 Era Nazi Military Binoculars includes UK delivery. OPT 838
£495.00

RARE, WW2 Era Japanese J.E.S. (Nikon) 7 X 71 Magnification, Binoculars With Additional Eye Piece Lens Shades & Tropical Waxed Canvas Covered Case. Sn 16875 - 16875
These are an excellent, rare to find, cased pair of WW2 era Japanese Binoculars. The binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars. All optics are good and function as they should. The right shoulder of the binoculars is crisply stamped '7 x 71’. The left shoulder is manufacturer marked ‘J.E.S’ (Nikon) together with 2 small Japanese script characters, ‘No 2268’ and ‘I.K.K’ within roundel. The instrument measures 7 1/4" width x 7" Height. The binoculars are contained in their fitted sturdy Tropical use, waxed olive canvas covered case with hinged lid. The lid of the case has a sprung fastener which attaches to a brass stud on the front of the case. The case has hanging loops fitted with webbing shoulder strap. The rear of the case has a large riveted belt loop. The inside of case is lined in blue felt. The lid has a webbing loop compartment secured by press stud which holds 2 additional eyepiece lens shades. The top edge of the case opening has indistinct Japanese script characters (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16875
£595.00
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