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Old 06-19-2017, 07:12 PM   #16
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You are right... they did do active service, without much success:
This is a german page, with a lot of info.
http://www.zollgrenzschutz.de/index....d=78&Itemid=86
Use google translate if you want to read it.

Thanks for the info page, has some great photos. Also mentions that after absorbtion into the SS, they kept the same uniforms, but the RFV device had to be removed from the shoulder straps and new uniform purchases had to have an SS arm eagle. The October 2003 photo shows that. Click on the photo section at the top of the page.

They had a lot more units formed that I thought.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:39 PM   #17
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Very nice - although I have 2 Zeiss and one Busch RFV, I've not found a cased set like you.
Same here. I have the same set.
was more interested to see the case.
Typical zeiss commercial case in black instead of tan.

No RFV markings that I can see.
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Since there was interest in the case, here are some more photos.
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Only other markings, except for the Zeise Jena stamp, was a faint 1 on the front right of the case.
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Inside found a missing lower support shoulder, remaining one is a very soft velvety fabric, not the normal hard leather that military cases have.
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The last thing of interest is that short carry strap that appears factory made. It has 4 adjustment slots, one that is fastened on now, and another slit a few inches above it. Slits appear made at the factory and don't look shortened later.
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:58 AM   #22
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Most definitely all orig.
The strap as well..
Very nice condition..
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