H092985 CASED 10 X 50 POWER BINOCULARS. (Doppelfernrohr mit Kasten)

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 black bakelite fittings. Body retains a good portion of its original finish. The binoculars have molded, black bakelite eye sockets which are fully intact and the focus adjustment still functions. The optics are slightly smokey and have some minor fungal spotting. The right lense has a horizontal reticle pattern with vertical bars emanating from the center, outward, to either side in increments of 10 degrees up to 40 degrees to each side. The central lense joining bracket with swivel width adjustment is intact and still functions. The central lense joining bracket is well marked with impressed designation, "Dienstglas 10 x 50", (Service Glasses), serial number, "534796", and the manufacturers code, "bmj", indicating manufacture by M. Hensoldt & Söhne Wetzlar. The binoculars come housed in their original, tall, kidney shaped, molded, blackened leather construction carrying case with steel and sheet metal fittings. The case features a fold back top lid with a wide, rivetted on, horizontal, leather hinge to the reverse and a vertical spring loaded magnetic sheet metal closure clip with web pull tab to the obverse. The reverse hinge also acts as a belt loop and the obverse closure clip attaches to a steel stud situated on the front body of the case. The closure clip is well marked with impressed manufacturers code and date, "frn 44", indicating the clip was manufactured by Rudolf Lang Brandenburg/Havel in 1944. The sides of the case each have a rivetted on, "T" shaped, magnetic sheet metal panel with a raised swivel attachment bar for the securing the shoulder carrying strap. The interior of the top lid has an inset wooden panel rivetted in place with two small circular recess with protective black wool inserts for extra lenses and a rivetted on blackened leather retaining strap with a single snap closure. One extra lenses is present. Also comes with the bino neck strap & button hole tab. Nice set.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $1,075.00 (Or Best Offer)

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