A very fine and superb condition example of this field telescope, as used by British Snipers, during the 2nd WW. It has all the standard features, and is of brass, with the main body and sliding sunshield, covered in fine, smooth, tan coloured leather, with sound stitching. The 3 brass draws, run smoothly, and are to a fine, dent free patina. The Objective lens measures 2.00 inches, and focus and optics are sound and clear. The eye piece has the standard rotating filter cover.The 3rd tube signed; “Tele.Sct. Regts Mk11s/H.C.R.& Son Ltd/OS 126 GA/NO 7858/WD arrow”. Complete with an original 2 piece leather case, now to a fine smooth, patina, sound stitching, and blemish free, and in fine condition. The closing tab is complete with it’s buckle. The complete leather shoulder strap is in very good condition, as is the closing buckle, and is probably original. C 1944. The o/a extended length is 30″ [76cms], and when fully closed …10.5″ [26cms].
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I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days in the 1950s then university at Guys Hospital, London, where I qualified in 1961, and then working as a Dental Surgeon, until retirement from that profession, in 2004.. My antiques business was set up 45 years ago, having followed in the footsteps of my father. Throughout this time I have dealt in scientific instruments, mainly of a military connection. This includes military instruments, microscopes, compasses, Nauticalia, Telescopes, large and small, Binoculars, especially of the German and British Naval forces of the 2nd WW, general optical items and even writing cases.
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