K003181 7 X 50 POWER BINOCULAR CASE. (Doppelfernrohr mit Kasten)
BACKGROUND: The German armed forces 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 the Kriegsmarine utilized a variety of stronger powered binoculars which were regularly issued to naval commanders, watch and deck personnel and included the 7 x 50 power and larger binoculars.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Standard, kidney shaped, blackened leather carrying case. Case has a fold back top lid with rivetted, leather reinforced medal wire hinge to reverse and spring loaded leather tab with sheet metal closure clip rivetted to obverse. Closure clip attaches to a protruding alloy stud on obverse body of case. Case has a rivetted on, horizontal leather retaining loop to each side and a protruding alloy stud to secure the carrying strap. Blackened leather carrying strap is complete and included inside the case. Front of case has a small impressed "Eagle over M", and manufacturers name, "Carl Zeiss Jena". Interior of top lid has two sets of spring steel clips which secure a pair of additional eye slip-on eye sockets with protective orange rubber side panels. The orange rubber side panels have dried out and large portions have broken off each one. Interior of case also has riveted leather straps that secure an additional two slip-on eye sockets with clear lenses. Original strap is also nicely marked "IV/1". Nice clean case.
GRADE ****1/4 PRICE $560.00
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