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Cased, WW2 Imperial Japanese Army, Nikko, 5 X 10 Magnification, Extendable, Trench Periscope. Sn 7535. - 7535
This is an excellent original WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Trench Periscope. The periscope made by 'Nikko' has 5 X 10 Magnification and all optics -graticules are good and fully functional. It has an extending slide with viewer head and extends from 17 1/2" to 24". It retains most of it's original black finish. The scope has not been messed with. It would originally have been equipped with an additional handle that screwed into the bottom of the scope, however this is missing. The top of the viewer head is crisply stamped with Japanese script, 5 X 10 Magnification detail and manufacturer's mark 'Nikko'. (illustrated). The scope is complete with it's original alloy carry case with hinged lid & clasp fastener. The case is lined with wood and separated into 2 compartments for the scope and the missing additional handle. The case which retains a lot of it's original khaki paint is fitted with webbing shoulder strap and the top of the lid has a plate bearing Japanese script & 'No. 1021' (illustrated). Price for this fully functional piece of WW2 equipment by a famous Japanese Optics manufacturer includes UK delivery. Sn 7535.

WW2 British Special Operations Executive/ RAF Escape Compass With Cover. OPT 797. - OPT 797
During WW2 it was necessary to provide British Special Operations Executive Agents operating behind enemy lines and RAF personnel who may end up bailing out over enemy lines with lightweight concealable field craft equipment to assist escape or resist capture. This original WW2 tiny 6 mm diameter fully functioning compass is a perfect example of the ingenius pieces of equipment devised to assist Agents and downed Airmen. The compass base is brass with original black painted outer case and glass face. It's pointer retains it's original black paint and red dot highlight. The compass is complete with it's original transparent circular plastic cover which would have afforded it waterproofing in the field. Price for this excellent rare, piece of 'behind the lines' kit includes UK delivery. Sn

Rare, WW1 British, R&J Beck, MK I Brass Trench Mortar Periscope. Sn 7093. - 7093
This is a fully functional, MK I Trench Mortar Periscope made by R&J Beck Ltd. Manufactured during WW1 they were mounted on Stokes Mortars to look over parapets and and gave a good safe view over 'no mans land'. It is 17" Long, 1 1/2 " diameter. The lenses are clear and undamaged. It also has a single post pointer of much the same style as a snipers scope. It has 2 swivel cups to cover the lenses and a fixing bracket. The top of the cap has full markings ( illustrated)' Trench Mortar, Periscope MKI N0. 294 R&J Beck Ltd, London' together with War Department ' Crow's Foot' mark. This is a rare Trench mortar Scope in good condition. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 7093.

WW2 1943 U.S. Military M12A2 Panoramic Artillery Gun Telescopic Sight. OPT 793. - OPT 793
This original U.S. Military, M12A2 Artillery Gun Sight is undamaged and in fully functional order with good optics which give a clear panoramic view with range grid. Made in America by M.L. Co in 1943 this item retains most of it's original green paint. The sight is complete with it's original mounting bracket and numbered adjustment dials. The body of the sight has model, date and manufacturer's detail stamped in white paint ' TELESCOPE PANORAMIC MI2A2 N0. 7269 W.P.B M.L. CO1943'. Price includes UK delivery. OPT 793.

*** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ****Military Binoculars and Telescopes for Land, Air and Sea Service by Hans Seeger (Fernglaser Ur Fernrohre) BO 341 - BO 341
Military Binoculars and Telescopes for Land, Air and Sea Service by Dr. Hans T. Seeger Revised and expanded 3rd Edition. This book has both German and English Chapters, the two most key chapters being in English. It is the definative work on military binoculars by Dr H Seeger. It was last printed in 1996 and now out of print. The book is fully illustrated throughout with black and white plates and sketches. It consists of 537 pages and measures 28cm x 22cm. The price includes UK postage.

WW2 U.S. Airborne Paratrooper's Arm Compass & Strap. 6238. - 6238
This is an original WW2 Arm Compass used by American Airborne Paratroopers. It is complete with it's extended original leather strap with metal buckle for wearing on the arm over the Para smock . The back of the Compass is clearly stamped 'CORPS OF ENGINEERS, U.S. ARMY, MANUFACTURED BY SUPERIOR MAGNETO CORP. L.I CITY NY U.S.A.'. The compass functions perfectly. Price for this original scarce item includes UK delivery. Sn 6238.
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