You are bidding on an EXCELLENT set of WW2 German Heer / Luftwaffe 10×50 Binoculars! These were brought back by US veteran at the end of the war.
The German Army used a wide variety of optical equipment, including a 6×30 (6 power magnification with 30mm objective lens, being the standard issued optics used by all branches of service). Though this type was the standard, specialized personnel required stronger optics (such as this 10×50), and were issues to personnel on a limited basis.
Made by Carl Zeiss Jena of a large tooled alloy and aluminum construction, these 8×40 power binoculars are in EXCELLENT used condition! The lens bodies retain about 95% of their original, rough textured, black finish. The aluminum end piece fittings retain about 95% of their original finish, as well as the bakelite eye cups. Some slight chips and wear, but nothing that takes away from the overall appearance. The focus adjustments still function perfectly (though a bit stiff) on both eye pieces and the optics are still VERY clear with only slight spotting! A bit hazy as you can see in the photos…but the optics are in near PERFECT alignment! The body is well marked with the impressed designation, “DF 8x”, (Doppelfernrohr 8x); the serial number, “693082” (indicating production year of 1917), and a prominent “Carl Zeiss Jena” Logo. There is a Gradient Scale in the right eyepiece, that ranges 0-72. The case is original to this set, but no markings that I can see, but does come with the original strap. Some wear on all leather accessories, as you can see in the photos. A PERFECT early example, would make a great addition to any collection!.
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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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