A Fine Pair Of German 2nd WW UBoat 7×50 Binoculars, Third Model, Fixed Focus, Clear Optics., By Carl Zeiss.
Stock Number: 20180731
Offered for Sale, is this excellent Pair of UBoat Binoculars, as exclusively carried in the German UBoat fleet of the 2nd WW. These were manufactured from 1941 - 1945. The majority, as is this example, were made by Carl Zeiss [blc], but a few were also made by Emil Busch [ cxn]. The Third model was made from 1943 - 1945, and identified by the partial rubber armour, and the presence of tilting rubber eye caps, to a larger eye lens.. In o/a excellent condition, and fine, clear, fixed focus optics.
Offered for Sale, is this excellent Pair of UBoat Binoculars, as exclusively carried in the German UBoat fleet of the 2nd WW. These were manufactured from 1941 – 1945. The majority, as is this example, were made by Carl Zeiss [blc], but a few were also made by Emil Busch [ cxn]. The Third model was made from 1943 – 1945, and identified by the partial rubber armour, and the presence of tilting rubber eye caps, to a larger eye lens. These binoculars were made with a waterproof cast metal housing. Porro 1 In order to ensure complete waterproof capabilities, the eye lenses were fixed focus, preferably to the eye of the user. The only way this could be adjusted, was to use a special screwdriver, for internal focus alteration.. It is painted with a special, smooth, light green paint, and this example retains a high % of this original paint, with no corrosion, with a few small areas missing through age and use. Stamped to the RHS shoulder, is “7×50/57807/blc”. Dessicant Cartridges are incorporated within the housing. The optics are excellent clear, with a superb unblemished image. The objective diameter …1.97 inches [50mm]., and lenses are coated. Complete with a neck sling. There is a Benutzer Cap [Okularschtzkappe], attached by a regulation rubber Cord. Benutzer means “owner”, as this sometimes had the name of the crew member who was issued with such an instrument. This acts as a rain cover to the eye lenses. One of the better examples of this hard to find, Iconic German UBoat Binoculars, in o/a very good condition H 6.30 inches Width 8.82 inches. Weight 3.62lbs.
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I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 14 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.