WW II German Army ZF1128 – AIMING PERISCOPE / GUNSIGHT – Hetzer StuG – RARE!

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You are bidding on a SUPERB example of WW2 German Wehrmacht Zielfernrohr Z.F. 1128 Gun Scope, as used on various Assault Guns and Tank Destroyers!  This SPECIFIC type was used on the remote MG34/42 mount for the Jagdpanzer 38 “Hetzer” and StuG IIIG/ StuG IV!

In 1943, the German Army began equipping tank destroyers and assault guns with a Remote Controlled indirect-laying and indirect-aiming device, so that the crew would have an improved defense against close infantry attacks without exposing themselves. The remote usually consisted of a standard light machine gun (MG 34), mounted on a hollow-column base, on top of the armored fighting compartment. Controls are fitted so that the gunner can aim, elevate, and traverse the gun from his seat inside the vehicle. The gun’s shield is designed that a standard 50-round drum may be attached to the left side. 

Although the older type of superstructure mounted MG’s offered some protection by utilizing a folding shield which faces forward, it only permitted forward fire, and must be operated by a man standing with his head and shoulders exposed above an open hatch. 

This new remote mount differed as it was designed to give protection against attack from sides and rear, without placing the operator in harm’s way. 

Having a magnification of 3×8°, this was the MG gunners main aiming scope for the remote optics.  It was used in conjunction with the 7.92 MG34/42.

 Made of aluminum and steel, this anti-personnel aiming scope was manufactured between 1943 and 1945.  It retains MUCH of the original paint and is in UNTOUCHED condition!  It is 100% FUNCTIONAL, but due to the age, the optics are a bit hazy.  I have restored one of these previously, and they are easy to clean…so it should not be an issue for the winning bidder to rectify, if one wished.  No corrosion or damage!   It still retains the original manufacture code and label, indicating, “fll” (late-war Zeiss code).  There is a faint waffenamt on the steel tube.    It is missing the rubber eye cup, but that is an easy replacement, as it uses the same one that is fitted to the MGZ Optics.  I have shown its location in the last photos.  A VERY RARE scope that would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!

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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.

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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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