Mounted on both the 34 and 42 Lafette Tripod, the MGZ 40 sight was allowed the shooter to have their head lower and thus less exposed when aiming through the sight.
Made of aluminum steel by gug (Ungarische Optische Werk AG), this aiming scope was manufactured between 1944 and 1945. Though it has some marks, scratches, and wear, it still retains 90% of its original Dunkelgelb and Dunkelgrau camouflage paint, with NO major damage or corrosion! The manufacture code and data information is stamped into the top, indicating:
All optics are SUPERB, and though they are a slight bit hazy, are VERY CLEAR with only minor spotting! All adjustments are FULLY functional. Eye cup is also original. One of the glass tubes was hit hard (cracked) at one time, so it will need to be replaced. The AMAZING feature is that it still retains the original and VERY RARE collimator (these sell for upwards of $1000 by themselves). The box is the original to this scope. “MGZ40” is clearly stenciled on the top. Original cleaning cloth is also present. I have shown its location in the last images. One of the NICEST I have ever seen of it’s type, it is a VERY NICE scope that would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!