These were heavily used by personnel in the airborne divisions due to their excellent magnification, light weight, and compact size. The German Wehrmacht used a wide variety of optical equipment, including a 6x30 (6 power magnification with 30mm objective lens, being the standard issued optics used by all branches of service). Though this type was the standard, specialized personnel required stronger optics (such as this 10x50), and were issues to personnel on a limited basis. Due to their great magnification, compact and lightweight design, this style was favored by most paratroops. Made by Schneider-Gottingen of a lightweight tooled alloy and aluminum construction, these 12 x 50 power binoculars are an AMAZING piece of history!The lens bodies retain about 90% of their original black finish, and the eye sockets and eye cups are intact with no breaks or cracks! Some slight scratches and wear throughout, but nothing that takes away from the overall appearance.
The focus adjustments are 100% functional and the optics are still VERY CLEAR with NO spotting! Sadly, the optics are slightly out of alignment, so they would need to be serviced if they are going to be used regularly. Ey are marked the impressed designation, Schneider-Gottingen; No.
There is one scratch on the left eye piece (see 5th photo), but it may be possible to buff it out. I have shown these in use in the last photo. A SUPERB piece of WW2 History, it would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage.
Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. Use is solely based on my authorization only. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear".
The seller is "messerschmitt_109" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.