WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy – " BIG EYE " 20×120 SHIPBOARD BINOCULARS – VERY RARE


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You are bidding on a VERY RARE set of WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy 20 x 3 Degree (20×120) Battleship Binoculars!  This “Big Eye” style was specifically used on late-war battleships, destroyers, cruisers and other surface vessels!  These were brought back by a US veteran who served in the Pacific. 


Made of a solid brass, aluminum, and steel by NIKKO (Nikon), this set of binoculars is in EXCELLENT used condition!  Manufactured in 1945, they retain 95% of their original paint, and all optics are VERY CLEAR, though there is some slight spotting and dust particles and you can see in the photos.  Optical alignment is also almost perfect!  Features a gradient scale in the right eye piece (though to get a photo of, but you can see it in the last photos).  The right side features a prominent data plate indicating; “20×3”; the manufacture name; and serial number “3208”.  Some paint chips and marks as you can see in the photos…as well as some scratches and small dents.  The 120mm front objectives are slightly recessed, and both focus adjustment (though quite stiff) function perfectly!  Sadly, the previous owner decided to take it apart at one time, and mounted the oculars backwards.  In doing so, he also damaged the threads and some of the brass (see photos).  For sure it is repairable, but I will leave that to the winning bidder.  Due to the large weight and size, I have had to estimate the shipping costs.  I will provide a more accurate cost to the winning bidder (dependent on shipping location).  It would make a SUPERB addition to any collection or display!


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——————- PAYMENT —————–

 Payment should be made within 7 business days at the end of the auction unless buyer contacts me for other arrangements. I accept all forms of payment. 


 ——————- SHIPPING —————– 

My goal is to ship within 7 days from auction end. However, depending on circumstances, it may take up to an additional 1 week from receipt of confirmed payment. If you need it shipped sooner, please let me know and I will do our best to accommodate.


——————- TERMS OF SALE —————– 

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. 


——————- ABOUT ME —————– 

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.  


——————- COPYRIGHT —————– 

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