Progress so far , three 10x45's.
One came from Alfred Koenig collector and dealer - all in all in good order.
(The black one).
Rubber eye cup missing - almost always the case - either that or they are badly decayed.
Some "boyscout" decided to remove the CZ badge from the back of the optic , why do people do this sort of thing - a kick in the ar** being well deserved !!
The three colour fliter system works perfectly.
The sand coloured one with rubber eye cups.
Came from Mark Bentley at Tiger Collectibles about three years ago - I had it cleaned - unfortunately some "boyscout" had been into it and damaged the illumination port - again why do some silly bast**ds do this sort of thing - "I wanted to see how it worked" - without the tools this is a fools errand - sorry this makes me really mad.
It works fine although I am bugged that getting light into the optic whilst possible is difficult - the sight comes up gold on black - great !! ( Boys and their toys).
( The 12x60 lights up in a similar way - battery box and lead - makes them "come alive" again.
The silver one .
Dr Hans Seeger was kind enough to give me this along with a mounting plate for a 12 x 60 .
What can I say - the optic is clean can be adjusted , the fliter system works but some utter prat decided that silver hammerite would be "good for it" - utter boll**ks !!
Why do people do this sort of thing , do they leave their grey cells in bed , idiots should be jailed for this sort of thing - it is criminal !
The fittings for the eyecup and lens hood removed and long gone - anyone got any tips on how to get that gastly paint off - please let me know - I might post this up in the conservation section - it will have to go!
I am sure such abuses are not new and other folks have come across "Gold and Silver helmets" , runes removed and dagger blades ruined .
If anyone has anything like this and wants to sell it please contact me ASAP - presently at least two are wanted .