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#1 tokashikibob

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:56 AM


   Grabbed these field glasses on Monday at a New Year's day auction.   There is a mark but not sure which company made these.   There is a gradient scale in the lens so that is a good thing.  Also amber colored lens shades.   US?  Kinda looks like a Swiss German WW1 piece of gear from a web search.   What do you think?


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#2 Jumpin Jack

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:43 PM

I'm not familiar with the maker, but the glass give every appearance of being WWII German.  Jack

#3 tokashikibob

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:08 AM

I found a set on ebay.   Japanese.


Japanese Officer's 6 x 25mm/9.3° WW2 Military Binoculars. These great little glasses are a strong contender for best infantry binoculars of any nation in WW2, especially compared to the many 6 x 30 WW1 types still in use 1939-45 and beyond by most other major powers. This “clean sheet of paper” design drew upon Japan's vast optical expertise, the brief simple:- provide the best possible optical performance in the smallest, lightest package possible in keeping with the Japanese army's policy of rapid advance carrying the bare minimum of kit. These really are small glasses, overall length 90mm/3.5”, width 150mm/6". and weight just 435gms/15ozs. Specification is still impressive, true wide-angle capability using big "Erfle" 5-element eyepieces giving the “9.3” degree view by which the glasses are often known. Combine this panoramic view with flat, pin-sharp optics and you have the ideal tool for spotting any potential hostile movement on the battlefield.

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