H023485 FOUR POWER "DRILLING" SHARPSHOOTER'S SCOPE. (Gewehr-Zielfernrohr)

BACKGROUND: The importance of telescopically enhanced rifles became apparent during WWI, and the urgent need to supply front line troops with this type of weapon forced the German military to request the public to donate sporting rifles equipped with telescopic sights for front line usage, with poor results. In spite of the experience in WWI, and due to political in-fighting telescopic sights weren’t assigned a high priority in the Reichswehr era. In 1938 the Wehrmacht Ordnance office requested a four magnification telescopic sight be developed for sharpshooters, but personnel in the OKH, opted to produce a 1.5 magnification telescopic sight, which was soon found to be insufficient for its required usage. This resulted in the requestioning of commercially produced sights from sporting rifles to be pressed into military service.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Sempert Krieghoff Drilling Scope. Manufactured by Ziel-Dialty (4x). Dovetail mounts. Original leather covers are present but the leather connecting strap is now missing. Nice clean optics!

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $850.00 (Or Best Offer)

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