You are bidding on a SUPERB used example of WW2 German Rundblickfernrohr 10, (Rbl.F. 10) Scope, as used by various Pak and anti-tank guns, as well as Kriegsmarine coastal batteries! This was used on the Pak38, Pak36, Pak40 and others!
The Rbl.F. 10 panoramic telescope is a 4-power, fixed focus type with a field of view of 10 degrees, used of indirect fire. The line of sight may be raised or lowered by rotation of the angle of site knob. The angle of site scale is graduated from 100 mils to 500 mils (300 mils is normal). The angle of site micrometer is graduated in mils from 0 to 100 mils.
The azimuth scales on the vertical barrel of the telescope are graduated in 100-mil intervals; the upper scale, 0 to 64, is fixed in relation to the rotating head. The lower has two semi-circular scales numbered 0 to 32 and can be rotated independently of the rotating head. The azimuth micrometer includes two scales graduated in mils from 0 to 100 mils. The outer scale can be rotated independently of the azimuth worm. Evidently the fixed azimuth scale and micrometer are used for initial laying of the piece and the second scale and micrometer are then zeroed and used to measure base deflection. A throw-out lever is provided for rapid setting in azimuth. A locking lever locks the azimuth micrometer in any setting.
Used on the Pz.Kfw. 38(t) Pz.Kfw. I, Pz.Kfw. II, StuG IV, JadgPz. IV, Panzerjagr Tiger (p) (Elefant), Sd.Kfz. 251/9 and others!
Made of aluminum and steel, this aiming scope was manufactured between 1930 and 1939. It retains 90% of its original finish with VERY LITTLE corrosion or damage! The manufacture code and data information is stamped into the side, indicating:
All optics are VERY GOOD, however there are a couple of spots on the lens (see photo)…otherwise VERY clear! It is 100% functional, however there is a small dent on one of the adjustment knobs, and the longer knob is currently frozen (needs to be lubricated). The interesting feature is the aiming reticle that is mounted to the right side, which I have never seen before. The other interesting feature is the focus adjustment, which was eliminated on later scopes. One of the EARLIEST examples I have seen of this type, it would make a PERFECT 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. If you are looking for anything specific and cannot locate it, feel free to contact me as I probably have it or at the very least, a contact who does!
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