H044685 6 X 30 POWER ISSUE FIELD 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. When issued the binoculars came with a variety of assorted accessories.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Tooled alloy and aluminum construction, 6 x 30, power, binoculars with molded black bakelite fittings. The binoculars have molded, black bakelite eye sockets which are fully intact and the focus adjustment still functions. The optics are a little dirty, but not too bad. The right hand side, ocular end, body panel is well marked with the impressed designation, "Dienstglas 6 x 30", (Service Glasses), the serial number, "44804" and the grid-scale designation, "H/6400". The left hand side, ocular end, body panel is also well marked with the impressed manufacturer’s three letter code, "cag", indicating manufacture by D. Swarovski Glasfabrik und Tyrolit-Schleifmittelwerke of Wattens/Tirol. Binoculars come complete with an original leather carrying strap and leather lense cover. Well worn and used examples.

GRADE ***3/4                             PRICE $189.00

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