K014086 7 X 50 POWER BINOCULARS. (Doppelfernrohr mit Kasten)

BACKGROUND: The German armed forces 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 the Kriegsmarine utilized a variety of stronger powered binoculars which were regularly issued to naval commanders, watch and deck personnel and included the 7 x 50 power and larger binoculars.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Tooled alloy construction, 7 x 50, power, (7 power magnification with a 50mm diameter objective lens), binoculars with black rubber fittings. The lens bodies retain all of their original, coarse, rough textured black finish. The binoculars have protective molded, black rubber fittings to the objective end and the forward panels of the ocular end. The eyepieces have the desirable rubber covering with the exception of one of the covers which is now missing. The tooled brass alloy eye sockets are intact and the focus adjustment dials still function. Optics are a little dirty, but still very usable. The central lens joining bracket with swivel width adjustment is intact and still functions. Both sides of the reverse ocular end panels have a raised circular ports with dual spanner wrench depressions designed to insert the appropriate lubricants. The left hand side, ocular end, body panel is well marked with impressed serial number, "469822", the power, "7 x 50", and the manufacturers three letter code, "beh" indicating manufacture by Ernst Leitz G.m.b.H. of Wetzlar. Original neck strap is present.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $979.00 (Or Best Offer)

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