Things have improved a little.
Attached 4 10x45's a mixture of good and bad.
The good number 3 which is intact , Number 4 which is missing its mounting plate and quick sight - it should be identical to number 3.
Not too bad - number 2 - it has its mounting plate - like "3" and "4" it is perfect optically - all three have their grids/ scales .
The bad - the missing quicksight and mounting block from "4 ".
Number 2 someone has painted it grey.
Number 1 I only have a "standin" at present - this one should look like "3" or "4".
Now I am not prone to swearing and unfortunately anything less will fail to get across the degree of annoyance I feel.
The removal of the quicksight and mounting block from "4" , the awful overpainting of "2" , and the "stand in" - some idiot overpainted it with textured paint - and removed the plate detailing the type of optic and its serial number , they also removed its base plate , quicksight and the attachment for to the illumination port.
Why the **** do some people have to screw around with things , why do they honestly think they can improve on the makers design ?
Idiots one and all.
Serial numbers .
On "2" the optic is numbered 1549 , the mounting plate - 124729.
On "3" " " " " 318826 , " " " - 67171
On "4" " " " " 154324.
The plates on the optics - top plate Rm-F
( Serial number of the optic)
The second plate displays the Carl Zeiss logo.
"3" and "4" are numbered - stensiled on the top of each - number "2" fits into the transit case as "2" ( from left to right) - it would have been coloured tan or black at one time.
( As far as I am aware it would only have had one eye cup , unlike "3 & 4" which have a a "false" ( blind) eye cup.
The missing , yet to be obtained "Number 1" - it's base plate is the exact opposite of "2" , these can only be mounted on the range finder in a specfic order and can only be stored in the same order.
If anyone has a spare "number 1" please drop me a line.
Like wise an intact "Number 4".
I must now gather £'s to buy a 6x30 from Tom who has been kind enough to hold it for me.
Filling out an empty box is always a long term undertaking and not everything comes easy - sometimes it is hard enough to find what you are looking for but to find that it has been boy scouted , messed with and altered - it is like a helmet collector finding an SS helmet cut to take horns as per " The Black Wid'ers"
of "Every which way "
Doing this is not cheap - as perfect examples are not exactly falling out of the trees and info on the optics is not widely published.
Enough of my rantings , but God does it not vex abody.
Tom hold that 6x30 I have not forgotten about it .( Thank you).
The "spare" one is second from the left - it has been repainted and in fairness it was well done , but it should not have been done.