H028086 10 X 50 POWER BINOCULARS. (Doppelfernrohr)

BACKGROUND: The German army used a wide variety of optical enhancement items with the 6 x 30 power, (6 power magnification with a 30mm diameter objective lens), binoculars being the standard issue optics utilized by all branches of service. Although the 6 x 30 power binoculars were the standard issue, specialized personnel such as Artillery observers, Reconnaissance personnel, Searchlight personnel, etc., required stronger optics and assorted larger power binoculars were issued to these specialized personnel on a limited basis.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Tooled alloy construction, 10 x 50, power, (10 power magnification with a 50mm diameter objective lens), binoculars with bakelite fittings and a simulated grained black leather covering. The long lense bodies retain 80% of their original simulated grained black leather covering with a couple of small sections having flaked off revealing the base alloy. The binoculars have molded bakelite eye sockets and the focus adjustment still functions. The optics are fairly clean and clear. The central lense joining bracket with swivel width adjustment is intact and still functions. The right hand side, ocular end, body panel is well marked with impressed designation, "Dienstglas (partially scratched out) 10 x 50", (Service Glasses), serial number, "307722" and an "M" indicating metric screws. The left hand side, ocular end, body panel is also well marked with impressed manufacturers name and location, "E. Leitz Wetzlar" and a circular lubricant code. The circular lubricant code indicates lubricant type 1416 which was effective in temperatures as cold as -40 degrees Celsius. The bottom of each of the binocular lense bodies has a raised, cut-out bar to secure the carrying strap. The carrying strap is present. Studs are replaced on the strap and not the correct ones to it. Nice worn and used examples showing the expected age and wear.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $225.00 (Or Best Offer)

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