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1942 RAF, Air Ministry 6E/471 Binoculars By Watson & Baker & Fitted Case. Opt - Opt 822
A superb condition pair of 1942 dated 6E/471 Royal Air Force, Air Ministry issued x6 binoculars nicely stamped Watson Baker in a matching fitted case, MK I by F. Ltd. The binoculars have good optics, textured black body and original leather neck strap. On the shoulder on one side they are stamped with "6E/471 4962" and "AM" and the Kings Crown, on the other side with "Watson Baker x6 1942" which is faint. They are in a beautiful brown leather fitted case with excellent stampings on top "Binoculars Prismatic Case MK I F. Ltd O.S. 18687 6E/471". The price includes UK delivery. Opt 822

WW2 British Combined Operations / Commandos ‘Water Tight’ WD Marked Brass & Bakelite Galilean Construction A.P. 12115, 2 ½ x 38 Magnification Binoculars & Integral Oil Cloth Case With ‘Newey’ Press Stud Fasteners. Sn 11823:3 - 11823:3
A nice unusual original pair of British Combined Operations A.P. 12115, 2 ½ x 38 Magnification Binoculars (see page 27 of ‘Fernglaser’ by Seeger). These small 3 ½” tall binoculars have a brass bending bar, plastic lenses and bakelite body, eye cups, focus mounts and lanyard bars fitted with webbing neck strap. Unusually the focus is adjusted by rotating the mounts at the front of the binoculars. These binoculars were made water tight (we have not tested the water resistance of this set) and were issued to Combined Forces including British Commandos during 1944 & 1945. They are described in a Royal Navy Gunnery Manual as Admiralty Pattern (A.P) 12115 and were issued with an integral oil cloth carry case. It is rare to find a pair of these binoculars with the original case (a pair of these binoculars without carry case is illustrated on page 27 of Seeger’s book). The bar of the binoculars has a small War Dept arrow stamp (illustrated inset in image 2). The binoculars have their original black oil cloth folding carry case which is attached to the binoculars by a retaining strap with press stud fastener to ensure the case was not lost when in combat. The case folds to the underside of the binoculars when in use and is secured in place by another ‘Newey’ press stud ( image 1 shows the binoculars ready for use with case secured, image 2 shows the case closed in carry position). The inside of the case has printed instructions for use which can be seen in image 3. The case has just scuffing consistent with service use but all material, stitching and Newey stud fasteners are present and intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11823:3

WW2 RAF & Paratroopers WD Marked Brass Galilean Construction Fixed Focus Model V.F. 2506, 2 ½ x 50 Magnification Binoculars & 1945 WD Marked Leather Case By JBB. Sn 11823:2 - 11823:2
A nice cased pair of Fixed Focus Royal Air Force & Army V.F. 2506 Binoculars (see page 148 of Rohan’s Book ‘A Guide To Handheld Military Binoculars’ & Page 28 of ‘Fernglaser’ by Seeger). These small 4 1/4" tall binoculars were used by the RAF for one handed use by aircrew and from 1944 by British Paratroopers. They are brass Galilean construction coated with black textured paint. They have Bakelite eye cups, excellent optics and lanyard bars. The frame of the binoculars have a War Dept arrow stamp, number ‘8872’ and model designation ‘V.F 2506’. They are contained in their original brown leather fitted case with hinged lid which has a single retaining strap with buckle & adjustable shoulder strap with buckle. The top of the lid is crisply impressed by the manufacturer ‘JBB' together ‘1945' date WD arrow and ‘Binocular 2 ½ x 50 10* Field Cat No V.F. 2506’. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11823:2

British WD WW2 Era No.14 TPL MK 4 Brass Trench Periscope By R&J Beck Ltd With Screw Off Wood Handle. Sn 11351 - 11351
An excellent British WW2 Brass Trench Periscope. The scope itself measures 18 ¾” overall and has a screw off 10 ½” contoured wood handle with brass ferrule. It has an adjustable graduated eyepiece with Bakelite eye cup. All optics function as they should. The frame is crisply marked 'Periscope No.14 TPL MK 4 OS 1427 GA R&JB (Beck Ltd) 9844 ' together with WD arrow. The brass scope retains all of its original olive green paint. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11351

MINT, MATCHING, Transit Cased, Afghanistan War Russian NSPU Model 1PN34 Night Vision Image Intensifier Scope For Dragunov Sniper Rifles By The Tekhpribor Optics Manufacturing Plant Russia With Accessories & Manuals Russian & Rare English Version. Sn 7126 - 7126
A near mint transit cased unissued condition Russian NSPU (Night Small Arms Scope Unified also known as 1PN34) Night Vision image intensifier. The NSPU is a generation 1 image intensifier sight. As with all night vision optics without the power supply turned on you cannot view anything through the viewfinder, when the power is turned on light enters the front of the scope and enters into the intensifier tube where the light is amplified thousands of times, the amplified image of what the scope sees is fired down into the image convertor and this acts like a TV screen in principle as electrons strike a phosphor screen generating the image in the viewfinder. The battery is a wet cell that comprises of two wet 1.25v cells wired in series to up the voltage to 2.5v. This model of night vision sight made C1970’s-1980s was an issue item to Soviet troops when they were involved in Afghanistan. The NSPU sight is the earlier model to the 1PN58 and can be identified by the Russian Cyrillic writing of HCNY (NSPU). The Russian cyrillic markings in the middle of the control panel read Reticule brightness. The logo of the inverted triangle inside a triangle is the makers mark. This mark denotes that this sight was produced at the Tekhpribor optics manufacturing plant in Leningrad Russia. The control panel has serial number ‘0102’ with Russian script initials. The reticule brightness is adjustable by operation of a wheel on the control panel. The sight comes with many accessories including its original 3 cell storage box for spare batteries, wet cell batteries, 3 ballistic cams for different weapon types marked ‘AKM’ ‘CB’ and ‘Pnk’ in Russian text (The Dragunov cam is installed on the sight), spare rubber eye cup, belt hangers for canvas carry storage bag, lens filter for front of NSPU. The case also contains original Instruction Manuals In Russian text and a rare English Translated version of the manual. 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 ‘HCNY’ Russian text stencilling together with number ‘0102’ with Russian script initials all which matched the sight’s serial number. Price for this complete Mint Dragunov Sniper Rifle Night Vision image intensifier with matching numbers transit case includes UK delivery. Sn 7126

Cased, WW2 Nazi Cold Climate (Blue Triangle) Dienstglas (Service Glass), 7 X 50 Magnification, Infantry Officer's Binoculars By ‘bmk’ Srb & Stys, Fabrik praeziser Messinstrumente, Prag. Sn 10400:11 - 10400:11
An original pair of WW2 Nazi Dienstglas (Service Glass), 7 X 50 Magnification, Infantry Officer's Binoculars & case. The binoculars have undamaged adjustable Bakelite eyepieces with flip up lens covers. 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 7x 50' and with serial number '152707'. It is also stamped with the code 'bmk' which is the Nazi wartime code for Srb & Stys, Fabrik praeziser Messinstrumente, Prag together with a blue triangle which indicates cold climate use (A blue triangle meant that they were constructed for cold climate, White for temperate climates and Green for hot climates). They are contained in their fitted sturdy black leather case with hinged lid. The lid of the case has its retaining strap and the body has its original single stud fastener. The case is fitted with leather shoulder strap. Price for these nicely marked Nazi Binoculars in their WW2 dated case, includes UK delivery. Sn 10400:11
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