WWII German Carl Zeiss Jena 7x50 Kriegsmarine U-boat Binoculars BLC Original WW2
A very nice pair of Zeiss'blc' 7x50 fixed-focus U-boat binoculars, in completely original condition. Finished in the typical KM shade of yellow/green, this particular set retains the vast majority of the original factory-applied paint, as well as all of the period black rubber armour. The latter is in excellent condition, with very little if any cracking, and is one of the best surviving sets of rubber armour we've ever seen on a pair of these binoculars! The optics, whilst still somewhat usable, would certainly benefit from an internal clean to return them to a fully serviceable state, if desired. This is due to some dullness in the image produced, likely also as a result of wear to the objective lens coatings - a common issue with the seemingly less durable rose coloured coating material that was chosen for use later in the war.
Both sides remain in collimation. Overall, a pair which still remains as a superb, displayable example of a highly prized and iconic artefact from the infamous U-boat arm of the Kriegsmarine naval forces!
Many thanks for looking and please feel free to check out our other WWII German optics, accessories etc. The item "WWII German Carl Zeiss Jena 7x50 Kriegsmarine U-boat Binoculars BLC Original WW2" is in sale since Monday, April 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Field Gear". The seller is "pjem218" and is located in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Country/ Organization: Germany
- Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
- Type: Binoculars
- Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
- Service: Navy
- Era: 1914-1945