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H072666 CASED 10 X 50 POWER BINOCULARS. (Doppelfernrohr)

BACKGROUND: The German army used a wide variety of optical enhancement items with the 6 x 30 power, (6 power magnification with a 30mm diameter objective lens), binoculars being the standard issue optics utilized by all branches of service. Although the 6 x 30 power binoculars were the standard issue, specialized personnel such as Artillery observers, Reconnaissance personnel, Searchlight personnel, etc., required stronger optics and assorted larger power binoculars were issued to these specialized personnel on a limited basis.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Large, tooled alloy and aluminum construction, 10 x 50, power, binoculars. The lens bodies retain about 99% of their original, rough textured, black finish and the aluminum end piece fittings retain about 97% of their original, smooth, black painted finish. The eye sockets are intact and the focus adjustment still functions. Bakelite eye pieces are complete. The bottom edge of the lens bodies each have a small, raised, cut-out bar designed to secure a shoulder strap. The optics are very clear. The optics have no reticle pattern. The central lens joining bracket with swivel width adjustment is intact and still functions. The right hand side, ocular end, body panel is well marked with the impressed designation, "Dienstglas 10 x 50", (Service Glasses), a serial number, "437605", the manufacturer’s three letter code, "beh" indicating manufacture by E. Leitz Wetzlar and a "+" lubricant code, indicating lubricant type 1442 which was effective in temperatures as cold as -40 degrees Celsius. Nice original neck strap. Come with its original, nice clean, complete leather case. Case is nicely marked and dated for 1944.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $257.00

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