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RESERVED RESERVED 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
£0.00

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

WW2 Nazi German, Dienstglas (Service Glass), 10 X 50 Magnification, German Infantry Officer's Binoculars By 'blc' Carl Zeiss Jena With Nazi Marked 1944 Dated Case. Sn 15799:10 - 15799:10
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 has areas of service wear, the metal work itself is un-damaged. The binoculars have adjustable Bakelite 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 'Dienstglas 10x 50' and with serial number '2236390’. It is also stamped with the code 'blc' which is the Nazi wartime manufacturer code for Carl Zeiss Jena together with ‘+’ mark. They are contained in their fitted sturdy black leather hard 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 metal rings for shoulder strap. The body of the case near to the rim is Waffenamt & dated 1944. The price for these Nazi Binoculars in their Nazi marked WW2 dated case, includes UK delivery. Sn 15799:10
£575.00

WW2 Era Nazi German 7 X 50 Magnification Kriegsmarine Binoculars By Wetzlar With Later Neck Strap. Sn 15756 - 15756
These are a good, original pair of Nazi German, 7 X 50 Magnification, Kriegsmarine Binoculars. The Binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The textured finish is absent on large areas of the binoculars but the metal work is undamaged. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars fitted with a later black nylon neck strap. All optics function as they should. The shoulders are crisply marked '7 x 50' (Magnification) together with serial number and bears the German manufacturer's name ‘Wetzlar’, together with Nazi Kriegsmarine Eagle with swastika and ‘M’ mark all highlighted in white (all illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15756
£595.00

WW2 Era Nazi German 7 X 50 Magnification Kriegsmarine Binoculars By blc Carl Zeiss, Jena With 1944 Dated Case & 1943 Sprung Fastener By frn (Federn Metallwerkenfabrik). Sn 15757 - 15757
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. The shoulders are crisply marked '7 x 50' (Magnification) together with serial number and bears the German manufacturer's Nazi code blc which is Carl Zeiss, Jena (all illustrated). The Binoculars are contained in their fitted sturdy black leather case with hinged lid. The lid of the case has its original sprung fastener which is date stamped ‘43’ (1943) together with Nazi manufacturer code ‘frn’ which is Federn Metallwerkenfabrik Havel (illustrated). 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 ‘1944’ together with indistinct Nazi manufacturer code (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15757
£875.00

WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase 3 Draw Leather Bound Brass Telescope With Sliding Sun Shade, Sliding Lens Shutter Marked ‘Reconditioned For John Barker & Co Ltd Kensington W8 By Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co’ (London) With Additional Cased Eyepiece - 14984
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 excellent British WW1 Officer’s Private Purchase 3 Draw Telescope similar in construction to War Dept contract Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co telescopes of WW1 . It is made of leather covered brass. It measures 28” extended and 11” closed. One draw is signed ‘Reconditioned For John Barker & Co Ltd Kensington W8 By Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co’ (illustrated). The eye piece has a sliding shutter. The front section of the telescope has a sliding sun shade. It is complete with its original leather lens caps with shoulder strap and adjustment buckle. The shoulder strap is perished in places consistent with age and use. Attached to the shoulder strap is a leather cased additional brass eyepiece which also has a sliding protective shutter. The casing of the eyepiece is marked ‘Low’. All optics of the telescope and additional eyepiece are excellent and function as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14984
£365.00

RARE, WW1 German RÜDIGER HILDESHEIM 4x81 Sniper Telescopic Sight For Mauser G98 Rifles Retailed By W.Peting Berlin. Sn 15498. - 15498
The firm RÜDIGER HILDESHEIM made sniper telescopic sights which were used on Imperial German Army G98 rifles. This is a rare, original WW1 era German RÜDIGER HILDESHEIM Sniper Telescopic Sight for Mauser G98 rifles. The steel sight is undamaged with original black paint. The sight is fitted with sight mounts . The sight is marked by the manager RÜDIGER HILDESHEIM either side of the elevation adjustment knob base. The tube is signed by the retailer ‘W.Peting Berlin’ & what appears to be ‘Kgl Hofbuchsen Halker’. The optics of the sight with post reticule function as they should (unable to photograph through viewing lens). The sight is 11” overall length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15498
£975.00

WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co 63 Farringdon Road London 3 Draw Leather Bound Brass Telescope With Sliding Sun Shade & Sliding Lens Shutter, Leather End Caps & Shoulder Strap. Sn 14983 - 14983
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 excellent British WW1 Officer’s Private Purchase 3 Draw Telescope similar in construction to War Dept contract Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co telescopes of WW1 . It is made of leather covered brass. It measures 31 ½” extended and 10 ¼” closed. One draw is signed ‘Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co, 63 Farringdon Road, London E.C’ (illustrated). The eye piece has a sliding shutter. The front section of the telescope has a sliding sun shade. It is complete with its original leather lens caps with shoulder strap and adjustment buckle. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14983
£275.00

C1850 Victorian English Bottomley 11 Billiter Street London 3 Draw Brass Telescope With Rosewood Barrel, Brass Lens Cap & Sliding Eye Piece Shutter. Sn 14980 - 14980
A maker of Optical Instruments named Bottomley is recorded as working at 11 Billiter Street London C1850. This is an excellent 3 draw telescope made by Bottomley 11 Billiter Street London. It is made brass & has a Rosewood barrel. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The scope is 9 ¾” in length when closed and 30” extended. One draw is engraved with manufacturer detail ‘Bottomley 11 Billiter St London’ (illustrated In Image 2). The telescope has a removable brass lens protector cap and sliding eye piece shutter. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14980
£295.00
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