H011978 CASED 6 X 30 POWER ISSUE FIELD 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: Tooled alloy and aluminum construction, 6 x 30, power, binoculars with black bakelite and simulated leather fittings. The lens bodies retains 98% of their simulated, grained black leather coverings (with some stains) and the aluminum fittings retain most of their original smooth black painted finish. The binoculars have molded, black bakelite eye sockets which are fully intact and the focus adjustment still functions. The optics are quite dirty, will need to be cleaned. The right lens has a horizontal reticule pattern with vertical bars emanating from the center, outward, to either side in increments of 10 degrees up to 40 degrees to each side. 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 6 x 30", (Service Glasses), a serial number, "225280", 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. Comes with its original bakelite case. Reverse belt straps are all complete to the case.

GRADE *** 3/4                                                         PRICE $
300.00 (Or Best Offer)

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