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    Unusual Optics - Need Help Identiying

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

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


    Thanks,
    Eric

    #2
    Hello Eric,

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

    Frans

    Originally posted by hatrick
    Can anyone tell me what this German optical piece was really used for?

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


    Thanks,
    Eric
    Always looking for Wehrpasses/Soldbooks and all other information of:
    1) 70 Infanterie Division (70 ID)/(Gren. Regt. 1019; Gren. Regt. 1020; Art. Rgt. 170; Nachr. Abt. 170).
    2) Marine Flak Abteilung 810 and Marine Artillerie Abteilung 202.

    "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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      #3
      Originally posted by Frans H.
      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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        #4
        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



        Originally posted by hatrick
        Can anyone tell me what this German optical piece was really used for?

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


        Thanks,
        Eric
        Always looking for Wehrpasses/Soldbooks and all other information of:
        1) 70 Infanterie Division (70 ID)/(Gren. Regt. 1019; Gren. Regt. 1020; Art. Rgt. 170; Nachr. Abt. 170).
        2) Marine Flak Abteilung 810 and Marine Artillerie Abteilung 202.

        "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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          #5
          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:

          Last edited by Matt L; 04-16-2004, 10:11 PM.

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            #6
            hatrick.
            That is a rare trench periscope in my opinion.

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

            Cheers.
            Peter Wiking

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