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Old 04-15-2004, 10:48 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me what this German optical piece was really used for?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2237605633


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Old 04-15-2004, 11:02 AM   #2
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Hello Eric,

It looks like a single tube trench periscope to me. I would not know where else this could be used for.

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Can anyone tell me what this German optical piece was really used for?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2237605633


Thanks,
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Old 04-15-2004, 03:02 PM   #3
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Hello Eric,

It looks like a single tube trench periscope to me. I would not know where else this could be used for.

Frans
Yep.. like Frank said I have same like this one too...
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Old 04-16-2004, 05:30 AM   #4
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Hi Eric!

I am not so sure anumore if this piece of optics is a single trenche periscope. I found a similar piece on www.thuringenmilitaria.com/

This is a dealer in militaria. The discription is: "a machine gunner's turret periccope. The gunner can view targets while inside the tank." If it is than was the selling price on ebay a real bargan.

Maybe you can view it also Mike. I am curious to your opinion.

Frans



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Can anyone tell me what this German optical piece was really used for?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2237605633


Thanks,
Eric
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"Als nachfolger kam die 70 I.D. von der Insel Walcheren herüber. Dieses war der traurigste Krippensetzer-Verein der mir je unter die Augen gekommen ist."..according to Korvetten Kapitän Immo Hopman (commandant of MAA 203).
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Old 04-16-2004, 09:14 PM   #5
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I'd have guessed it's a trench periscope too- it's not like any gunsight I've ever seen. Unless it has an inverted 'V' aiming point, it's not for a weapon. It's a simple periscope- it has no provision for adjusting the sight or mounting mechanism as, for example, the Slf.Z.F.1a/1 sight has (also a periscope), and I wouldn't be surprised if that's what this is being mistaken for. I've never seen a gun shield so hight that it would require such a tall periscope. And it's not Africa-tan- that's simply RAL7028 Dunkelgelb... it drives me NUTS that everything this color is automatically Afrika Korps!

Here's a real gunsight- the Slf.Z.F.1a/1







And here's the sight picture:


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Old 04-17-2004, 06:35 AM   #6
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hatrick.
That is a rare trench periscope in my opinion.

Matt L.
Thats a nice gunsight. Take good care of it

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