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Old 01-24-2018, 02:59 AM   #1
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Hi, just bought this periscope. It was repainted and marked by Czechoslovak army after the war, but there seem to be traces of dunkelgelb color under that green paint. It has a very low serial number, what I have seen here and in other places on web, all had s/n like 3xxxx and 5xxxx. It has no reticle or scale.
I will try to clean the green paint to see, what is underneath.






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Old 01-25-2018, 12:59 AM   #2
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very nice! does it still have the range finding reticle?
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:33 AM   #3
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No traces of reticle. Maybe some early ones did not have it?
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Old 01-26-2018, 03:55 AM   #4
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What a coincidence! A friend o mine who lives few km away has also this trench periscope in dunkelgelb, and it has serial number 913! It also does not have any reticle. So I guess it may be true that up to some point there was none.
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:52 AM   #5
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And no prior history on either?

Funny those low numbers pops up within a short geographic distance.
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:03 AM   #6
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Not much to tell. Mine comes from eastern part of Slovakia while I live in western part where the friend's one was found. But both come from Slovakia. They came close only recently by collecting.

Here is a photo from the other one:

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Old 02-13-2018, 06:19 AM   #7
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Progress after cleaning the czechoslovak green color, most of the original paint appeared. Shame that before they have cleaned the "boxes" completly from german color, I dont know why.



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Old 02-14-2018, 02:52 AM   #8
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One more question about these periscopes:

did they have any kind of pouch or wooden box for transportation? There has to be something, but I was unable to find it. Anyone knows?
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