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WW2 Nazi German, Winter/ Russian Front (Blue Cross) Dienstglas (Service Glass), 10 X 50 Magnification, German Infantry Officer's Binoculars By 'beh' ( Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar) With WW2 1942 Case. Sn 10400:6 - 10400:6
An original pair of WW2 Nazi German, Dienstglas (Service Glass), 10 X 50 Magnification, Infantry Officer's Binoculars & Nazi marked case. The binoculars have a black textured finish which indicates early WW2 manufacture (1944 and 1945 models were usually manufactured with a grey or smooth finish, see page 117 of Military Binoculars by Rohan). The binoculars have undamaged adjustable Bakelite eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars and they are fitted with original thin leather neck strap. All optics are good and function as they should. The right shoulder of the binoculars are crisply stamped 'Dienstglas 10x 50' and with serial number '419889'. It is also stamped with the code 'beh' which is the Nazi wartime code for 'beh' which is Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar together with a blue ‘+’ which indicates that the lenses were treated to withstand temperatures down to -40° for cold climate use such as Winter or use on the Russian front. They are contained in their fitted sturdy black leather case with hinged lid. The lid of the case has its original sprung, armoured strap and the body has its original single stud fastener. The case is fitted with leather shoulder strap. The body of the case near to the rim is waffenamt ‘WaA14’ and dated 1942 together with 3 letters which are unreadable, no doubt a Nazi manufacturer mark. Price for this excellent set of nicely marked Nazi Binoculars in its Nazi marked WW2 dated case, includes UK delivery. Sn 10400:6
£595.00

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. Sn 10400:5 - 10400:5
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 (see page 89 of A Guide To Hand Held Military Binoculars by Rohan). 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, 60704 & H/6400 (refers to reticle scale graduated in mils). The other ‘KF’ ( Kalte Fett indicating Cold Weather Lubrication for Russian Front Winter use) & ‘eug’ manufacturer (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 and hanging rings. The case is fitted with 2 leather belt straps to the rear. One of the straps is Waffenamt ‘WaA100’. 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. Sn 10400:5
£495.00

British WW1 1918 MK IX Brass Trench Periscope By R&J Beck Ltd With Screw off Wood Handle. OPT 815 - OPT 815
An excellent British WW1 Brass Trench Periscope. The scope measures 23" 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 faintly stamped and dated by the manufacturer 'R&J Beck Ltd MK IX Periscope 1918'. It is also stamped with number '23798'. The brass scope retains some of it's original brown paint. Price includes UK delivery. OPT 815
£325.00

WW2 British No.5 MK 5 x7 Tank Binoculars & WW2 1944 No.5 MK 1 Leather Case By BH & G Ltd. Sn 10780 - 10780
These are an excellent original cased pair of British WW2 No.5 MK 5 x 7 Tank Binoculars. The binoculars measure 7" X 8" and have a black textured stipple finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars and they are fitted with a thin webbing neck strap with buckle. All optics are perfect and function as they should. The left shoulder of the binoculars is crisply stamped with type and model detail highlighted in original white paint together with large red 'W'. The right has graticule information and a small cartouche highlighted in original white paint. The shoulder screws are highlighted in original red paint and the frame has a WD arrow. They are contained in their fitted hard body brown leather case with hinged lid and single retaining strap with buckle. The case is fitted with 2 large rear belt loops, side tab strap loops & carry handle. The top of the lid is impressed with manufacturer detail together with 'OS/997 and Binocular Prismatic No.5 Case MK 1' and '1944' date. The case is undamaged with all stitching intact. Price for this nicely marked pair of WW2 tank binoculars & case includes UK delivery. Sn 10780
£225.00

BATTLE OF BRITAIN ERA, MATCHING NUMBERS, Cased, WW2 1940 British Anti Aircraft (A.A.) / Close Range Attack, Verifying Camera By Houghton Butcher Manufacturing Co E17 (London) With Type II 10 1/2" Lens, Serial Number 738 & Accessories. Sn 10782 - 10782
Little is known about these cameras. During WW2 Anti Aircraft personnel would have used these portable still cameras to verify/ identify types of enemy aircraft and confirm hits on targets. RAF aircrews would have used them to verify strikes during close range attacks. This is a superb, rare complete example with accessories. The camera comprises a steel cased camera fitted with a Type II 10 1/2" lens with hinged lense protector and cable wired steel pistol grip with wood scales and adjustment arms with Bakelite ball ends. The case of the camera has it's model and type detail together with serial number '738' (illustrated) all highlighted in original white paint. The camera and accessories retain all of their original grey paint covering. Accessories include, adjustment tools, spare spring, spare film holder and spare reflector lense. The camera is complete with it's original wood transit case with hinged lid, clasp fasteners and rope carry handle. The interior of the case has compartments for the camera and it's accessories. The interior of the lid has it's original stamped steel instruction plate. The bottom of the plate has the manufacturer detail and '1940' date as can be seen in image 2 (The Battle Of Britain was fought between Summer & Autumn of 1940). There is also an old contemporary auction label 'S&H Lot 156'. The exterior of the case has reinforced riveted steel corner protectors and it retains most of it's original green/grey paint. The exterior lid of the case is stencilled with original markings 'AA Verifying Camera' and with matching serial number '738'. We have not tested this camera but it is undamaged and appears fully functional. Price for this piece of early WW2 dated history worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 10782
£450.00

WW2 U Boat Turret Binoculars 7 X 50 Armoured Kriegsmarine / U Boat Binoculars, Carl Zeiss, Jena (blc) Superb Optics. Sn 10705 - 10705
These are an excellent original pair of Nazi German, 7 X 50 Magnification, Kriegsmarine / U Boat Turret Binoculars. The Binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars with original leather neck strap attached. All optics are good 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 'blc' which is Carl Zeiss, Jena together with serial number (all illustrated). The binoculars are complete with their Bakelite eye piece cover embossed ' Benutzer'. As is common with these binoculars the rubber cord that attaches Benutzer cover to the body of the binoculars has perished but this could easily be replaced. Price for this excellent set of Kriegsmarine / U Boat Binoculars includes UK delivery. Sn 10705
£1,495.00
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