You are bidding on a SUPERB used example of a WW2 German Heer / Luftwaffe ZF4 (Zielfernrohr 4) Sniper Scope, Eye Cup, Lens Filter, and Leather Lens Cover! This was made for use on the G43/K43, MP44, and FG42 in use with various units throughout the war!
The Gewehr-Zielfernrohr 4-fach (Gw ZF4x) or 4-Power Telescopic Rifle Sight, was designed after a thorough examination of the Soviet PU telescopic sight and the semi-automatic M1940 Tokarev rifle. It was concluded that the German military wanted a copy as fast as possible. This new scope was to be for us in conjunction with the newly produced G43/K43 semi-automatic rifle. Though mass-produced for use on all rifles, it was quite capable as a sniper sight, but unfortunately quality control was not consistent. In capable hands and when constructed properly, the ZF4 was sufficiently successful in its role.
Made of a stamped construction, it featured an elevation adjustment knob on the right side, with markings laid out in 50-meter increments, from 100 to 800 meters. Windage was adjusted via a knob mounted on the top. The reticle is the typical German Three-Post system.
The Gewehr 43 or Karabiner 43 (abbreviated G43, K43, Gew 43, Kar 43) is a 7.92×57mm Mauser caliber semi-automatic rifle developed by Nazi Germany during World War II. The design was based on that of the earlier G41(W), but incorporating an improved short-stroke piston gas system similar to that of the Soviet Tokarev SVT-40, and it incorporated innovative mass-production techniques.
Made of steel, this ZF4 / K43 sniper scope is in EXCELLENT used condition! Made by ddx (Voigtlander), there are some slight marks, wear, and scratches due to the age, but features no corrosion, pitting, or damage! The manufacture code is prominently stamped into the side, and both the elevation and windage knobs function 100% correctly! The RARE feature is that this is a LATE-WAR model (manufactured between December 1944 and April 1945), and as such only marked “K43”. Also has a very high serial number. The optics are CLEAR but a bit foggy/hazy. The last image is shown without the yellow filter installed. The rubber eye cup; lens filter, and leather lens covers, are all 100% ORIGINAL to this set-up! Would make an EXCELLENT addition to any collection or display!
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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.
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