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Cased, WW2 1941 Swiss Armee-Modell Kern Of ARRAU 6X24 Magnification Binoculars With Eye Piece Protector Cover, Leather Neck Strap, Uniform Attachment Tab & Correct Swiss Made Leather Case Inscribed ‘Kpt (Nazi German Kriegsmarine Kapitän ) Halfri 11/252 - OPT 801
This is a very nice set of WW2 Swiss Army 6X24 Binoculars, complete with their original neck strap and eyepiece protector. Small field glasses were highly preferred by officers due to their convenience. This example is fully functional, with clear optics and a very nice correct leather carry case. It is marked as follows: (Swiss Cross) Armee-Modell (Swiss Cross) 1941 6X24. The left base is also marked with maker Kern (maker) of ARRAU, a town in Northern Switzerland. The front of the binoculars have additional Swiss Cross Proofs, as well as serial No 27208. The binoculars have the correct range reticule in the left eyepiece. The lanyard bars have original leather neck strap and it has a uniform attachment tab with eyelet for buttoning to uniform. The included tan leather case is in great shape, with a functional spring loaded closure strap and shoulder strap. The bottom is well marked with a Swiss Proof Mark, as well as an indistinct maker mark and number 16. The front of the case has period hand inscribed wording ‘Kpt’ (Nazi German Kriegsmarine Kapitän rank), what looks like ’Halfri’ (possible officer’s name) ‘11/252’ (possible Kriegsmarine ship or parts designation) indicating that at some point in the war these binoculars were in carried by a Kriegsmarine Officer. The price for this nicely marked pair of WW2 dated binoculars & case worthy of further research regarding the Officer’s name and designation includes UK delivery. OPT 801

WW2 Era Nazi D.A.K. (German Africa Corps) bek (Hensoldt-Werk fuer Optik und Mechanik, Herborn) Direct Line 3x8 Optical Gun Sight For PaK 38 & 40 Anti Tank Guns. OPT 800 - OPT 800
This is an original sight for Nazi German artillery Guns. These sights were used on the PaK 38 & 40 anti tank guns (illustrated in image 1 are copies of images of PaK 38 (left) & PaK 40 guns in combat during WW2). The steel sight retains some of its original DAK sand coloured paint. It has the correct graduated reticule (cannot photograph but the reticule form is illustrated in image 2) & gun mount. The optics function as they should. The body has identification markings ‘66071 F.3x8’ and Nazi wartime manufacturer code ‘bek’ which is Hensoldt-Werk fuer Optik und Mechanik, Herborn. It also has a ‘+’ mark (seal or lubrication designation). The price includes UK delivery. OPT 800

Cased, WW2 1944 British WD Kershaw No2 MK III, 6X Magnification Prismatic Binoculars With Period Webbing Covered Case. OPT 799 - OPT 799
These are a nice original cased pair of WW2 British Military No2 MKIII, 6X Magnification Prismatic binoculars. The binoculars measure 6" X 5" and 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 with graticule detail together with 1944 date, WD arrow and maker’s name ‘Kershaw’. The left shoulder is crisply stamped with ‘Bino Prism No2 MK III, x6' Model and magnification detail together with 'No.267058'. All lettering is highlighted in original white paint (illustrated). The binoculars retain all of their original black finish. They are contained in their fitted hard body khaki webbing covered case with hinged lid and single brass stud fastener. The case is clean. The left & right sides of the case have webbing tabs with brass strap bars. The lid has a female press stud fastener that fastens to a male brass stud on the front of the body. The rear has brass belt hanger bars. The price for this nicely marked pair of WW2 dated binoculars & case includes UK delivery. OPT 799

Transit Cased, WW2 1944 Canadian Research Enterprises Ltd Contract Barr & Stroud Glasgow Scotland No 12 MK VI Rangefinder With Post WW2 1952 Gift Presentation Plate, WW2 1942 Dated Transit Case With Charles Franks Glasgow Suppliers Label. OPT 798 - OPT 798
This is an Infantry Rangefinder from WWII used by the infantry. Designed for P.I.L. (position in line) navigational and general purposes. This Rangefinder was made in Canada to support the British war effort. This rangefinder is contained in its original wooden transit chest. The range finder has manufacturer plate ‘Research Enterprises Ltd Canada By Arrangement With Barr & Stroud Glasgow Ltd Glasgow’ and identification plate ‘Rangefinder No.12 MK VI 1944’ together with serial number and 1931-35 patents (illustrated). There is also a later 1952 civilian Christmas gift presentation plate (illustrated). The instrument retains its original green paint finish, folding handles and lens covers with retaining straps. The optics function as they should. The wooden chest is in excellent condition with all straps and catches in good working order. Internally the case is fitted to hold the instrument securely. The case contains a tool / rod. The exterior of the chest has its original ‘Charles Franks Glasgow’ supplier’s label and original period Scottish postage stamps. There is also original stencilled model designation (all illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. OPT 798 (floor under shelves storeroom)

**IMPRESSIVE**LARGE**WW1 Era British WD Brass & Leather Coastal Artillery Telescope By Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co Ltd London With Brass lens Cover Supplied By Charles Franks Glasgow & Matching Franks Glasgow WD Wood Tri-Pod With Spiked End Caps. - 14979/7865
In 1892 Alexander Thomas Clarkson went into partnership Robert Henry Broadhurst . They made quality optical instruments. In 1915 trading as 'Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co’ the business was listed at Farringdon Road London. During WW1 as part of the war effort, the company set up further telescope factories in Watford, and a lens-making facility in central London producing optical instruments for the British War Dept. This is an impressive WW1 era large British WD Brass & Leather Coastal Artillery Telescope by 'Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co Ltd London. The optics of the telescope are excellent and clear. It has a 3” diameter lens with its original protective brass cap. When mounted in its extended position it is 46” in length. The telescope is leather bound. The leather has a supplier’s label ‘Charles Franks Glasgow’ (illustrated in image 2). The brass draw of the scope is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘'Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co Ltd 63 Farringdon Road London EC 3059 No.44” (illustrated in image 2). The telescope is mounted on its original heavy wood tripod with alloy and brass mounts. The legs have alloy spiked feet and one leg has its original leather strap with buckle for fastening the legs together during transit. The tripod holds the telescope by means of a brass bracket. The brass mount on the tripod has a ‘WD arrow’ and number ‘1643’ (illustrated in image 2). One leg of the tripod has a matching ‘Franks Glasgow’ retailer label (illustrated in image 2). The telescope rotates freely 360 degrees. The telescope including mount stands at 57" to the centre when in the open position. This is an impressive, full size, WD Coastal Artillery Telescope by a quality maker complete with matching supplier tripod. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14979/7865 (near radiator storeroom)

WW2 Era Canadian Royal Navy WD Pattern 373C ‘Officer Of The Watch’ Single Draw Brass Naval Telescope By CKC (Canadian Kodak Company)With Sliding Sun Shade & Intricate Rope Lashing. Sn 21067 - 21067
A World War II era Canadian WD marked single-draw nautical telescope. These telescopes were used by Ship’s 'Officer of the Watch'. Made from solid brass the barrel is wrapped in textured black leather and in the period it has had intricate rope cord lashing applied over the leather to assist grip. It has a sliding brass sun shade. The telescope has an adjusting ring numbered ‘0 + 5 - 5 – 0’. The draw is crisply marked with Canadian 'broad arrow' set inside of a 'C' ( this Canadian WD mark was discontinued circa 1949). It also has ‘Pattern 373C’ & ‘No. 3284’. Fully extended the scope measures 23 ½”, closed 13”. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21067

1906 Dated British WD Vickers Sons & Maxim Ltd Telescope Sighting No.4 (Mark 1) Brass 5.5 Magnification Sighting Scope For WW1 18 & 13 Pdr Field Artillery Guns. OPT 797 - OPT 797
The No.4 MK 1 was the standard sighting telescope used on the rocking bar sight on the standard 18 pdr field piece and possibly the 13 pdr. It has a 5.5 x magnification and a 5.5 degree field of view. The rocking bar gave it an independent line of sight from the barrel’s angle of elevation. Our example is in excellent condition. It has a post reticule. It is 17 ¼” overall length. The sight is clearly marked ‘Vickers Sons & Maxim Ltd 1906 No.571 Tel. Sighting No.4 (Mark 1)’ above WD arrow. The price includes UK delivery. OPT 797

WW2 Era Nazi German 7 X 50 Magnification Kriegsmarine Binoculars By Carl Zeiss, Jena With Neck Strap & Nazi Marked 1942 Dated Case. Sn 20823 - 20823
These are a very good, original cased pair of Nazi German, 7 X 50 Magnification, Kriegsmarine Binoculars. The Binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The textured finish has areas of surface wear but the metal work is undamaged. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars and are fitted with original leather neck strap. All optics are excellent and function as they should with just one small bloom to one lens which can be seen in image 2. The shoulders are crisply marked '7 x 50' (Magnification) together with serial number and bears the German manufacturer's name Carl Zeiss, Jena (all illustrated) together with Nazi ‘Eagle M’ Kriegsmarine mark. The Binoculars are contained in their fitted sturdy black leather case with hinged lid. The lid of the case has its original sprung fastener The body has its original single stud fastener. The case has hinged strap rings (shoulder strap absent) & the rear of the case has a large riveted and stitched belt loop. The body of the case body is date stamped ‘1942’ together with Nazi Waffenamt manufacturer code WaA14(illustrated, this code was assigned to various parts and components producers during wartime production). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20823

British WWI 1916 Dated Military Carl Zeiss, London Ltd. 6X Magnification Binoculars with Neck Strap and a Dated 1916 Leather Hard Case by A. Argastine & Co Ltd. OPT 796. - OPT 796
These are a cased pair of WWI, 1918 dated, British 6X magnification, military binoculars in their original leather case which is stamped by the manufacturer A. Argastine & Co Ltd’‘. The Binoculars are 3 ½ ” in length & have a black/brown leather textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces *Broad Arrows to both sides below the lens. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars & are fitted with the correct leather neck strap. All optics are excellent and function as they should. One shoulder of the binoculars is marked BINOCULAR, PRISMATIC No3 (MARK II) MAGNIFICATION 6 No 1499. The other shoulder is marked GRATICULES ½ o and ½ o, 1 o and 1 ½ o high. There is also the monogram of CARL ZEISS (LONDON) LTD and the date 1916. The front of the prism blocks have double WD arrows engraved on to them. The brown leather fitted case has a carrying handle on the lid together with a buckle fastener to secure the case. The top of the case is stamped CASE No 3 PRISMATIC BINOCUSAR MARK II A. Argastine & Co Ltd 1916. Inscribed to the other side of the carrying handle is ‘A.J.H’ there is a Broad Arrow below the buckle. All five carrying loops for the shoulder strap are fitted to the case and all of the stitching is intact. The price includes UK delivery. OPT 796.

WW1 1917 R & J Beck Ltd London 3 Draw WD Marked MK IV British Military Telescope For Use By Sniper’s Spotter With Both High & Low Light / Magnification Eyepieces, Leather Cases With Straps & WD Houghton Butcher Mfg Stand No 21 MK V Tripod. Sn 20672:30 - 20672:30
An excellent WW1 British Military telescope with 2 eye pieces and brown leather cases. This 3 draw MK IV telescope was made in 1917 by R & J Beck Ltd London. It also has its own separate brown leather case and straps for one of the eyepieces. The telescope is made of leather covered brass and is nicely stamped with the manufacturer's name, 1917 date, model detail and WD arrow (illustrated). The scope when open measures 31 ½”. It is complete with leather end caps and carry strap with adjustable buckles. All optics of the telescope and spare eyepiece are excellent and function as they should. The scope comes with an original WW1 period British WD Sniper Spotter’s Stand No 21 MK V Brass & Wood Tri-Pod. The wood legs have conical steel spiked feet. The brass clamp mount with wingnut has model and maker detail (illustrated in the images). The tripod is 15 ½” overall length. The price for this excellent complete WW1 British WD sniper’s spotter set includes UK delivery. Sn 20672:30
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