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Old 09-30-2019, 05:40 AM   #1
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Hello folks,

Just arrived a nice TZF3a in green color and low serial.
I assume it is a early issue, as the other ones I saw were all dunkelgelb with high serials.
Needs a good cleaning with lot of surface rust.
Optic is clear, but some flecks to remove.(will have to do a pic with a better background)
Typical panzer sight with triangles, plus a semi circular scale with black pointer, from 0 to 12.











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Old 09-30-2019, 05:42 AM   #2
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Fantastic!!!!!




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Old 09-30-2019, 08:49 AM   #3
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Old 10-02-2019, 03:34 PM   #4
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You aren't keeping it then ?,
Already on a well known auction site
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:03 AM   #5
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Well,
Not in my scope of collection. The second one I see in 10 years, so I was glad to have it and take pictures for reference. As always, need cash for other toys
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:19 PM   #6
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You aren't keeping it then ?,
Already on a well known auction site
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:19 PM   #7
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Very interesting!

This is actually a mid production model, despite the low production number.

I have a question please, the laying reticle, does it have 6 small triangles and one big triangle, or does it have 6 inverted Vs and one big triangle?

I am interested to know to determine the exact production variant of the TZF3a.
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:44 AM   #8
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Hello,

They are all full triangles.
I can try to do a better pic of it, if you like.
What are the specs of the early, mid and late production ?

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They are all full triangles.
I can try to do a better pic of it, if you like.
What are the specs of the early, mid and late production ?

Cheers

Thanks for the info!

Yes please a better photo would be nice, I will write together the specs in a few minutes, gimme a bit :-)
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:35 AM   #10
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The TZF3a series can be broken down into 3 main variants:


1st series

color: green
markings: E.LEITZ WETZLAR
laying graticule: 6x small triangles, 1x big triangle

2nd series

color: green
markings: beh
laying graticule: 6x small triangles, 1x big triangle

3rd series

color: tan
markings: beh+ T
laying graticule: 6x inverted v, 1x big triangle, vertical line below the central big triangle
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:43 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info.

Any idea when the switch between series occurs ?
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Thanks for the info.

Any idea when the switch between series occurs ?
Only rough, not exact:

1st is below around 600 (or even lower)
2nd is about above 600 to about 900
3rd is above 900
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