World War Two German fixed focus binoculars Carl Zeiss lenses. Focus adjusting screws set into optical housing. The right shoulder under the rubber housing is stamped with.Blc - The German Wartime code for Carl Zeiss, Jena. Heavy duty rubber shroud lens protectors in good condition. Some damage to outer rim of lenses - photos to follow. Some touching up of paintwork has been done at some point. More photos available on request. The U-Boat 7X50 was manufactured from 1941 1945 specifically for use aboard submarines and was officially designated as the. Doppelfernrohr 7X50 für U-Boote U-Bootglas 7X50.
Were made by Zeiss but a smaller number were also manufactured by. Emil Busch Rathenow (wartime code cxn). And had hinged fold-back Bakelite eye cups. The second was made probably only in 1943 and had rubber armour without fold.
Identical to the second except for having a larger diameter eye lens. The first type is the rarest many being lost during service use, and the third type is the most common. Types was probably between 16,540 to 25,000. The serial numbering of these binoculars is unusual and not consistent. The numbering of the first type runs from about 2108901 to.
2194600, in 1943 a low serial number range for U-Boat 7X50 and other. Type binoculars was begun (while many other binoculars continued to be made in the high number range). Numbering of U-Boat binoculars began at 38300 to end at approximately 69150 in 1945.
The above information is taken from a translation of Dr. Hans Seegers book, Military Binoculars and Telescopes for Land, Air and Sea Service (3rd Edition 2005). The build of this binocular is remarkable and unequaled by many WWII hand-held binoculars. It is a fixed focus design for. Binocular could set the focus to his eyesight by removing the.
Rubber armour from the prism plates to access a large focus screw at the. Base of each eyepiece which could be adjusted. When this focus screw is turned, the lens remains stationary and no external components of the binocular move. Solely by the internal movement of. In this way, the oculars are well-sealed.
The item "German WWII U-boat Binoculars 7 x 50 Carl Zeiss" is in sale since Monday, May 20, 2013. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Other World War II Militaria". The seller is "smudge_texas" and is located in Highland.This item can be shipped worldwide.