WW1 Cased, German Fernglas Pattern ’08 Non Commissioned Officers Field Glasses, With Original Leather Case
Stock Number: 20190910A
Offered for sale are these Antique WW1 German Non Commissioned Officers Fernglas Pattern '08 Field Binoculars. In general o/a good working condition, with good optics, in a limited field, and it's original and complete leather belt case, with instructions, in German, to the lid interior. C 1908-1919
Height 2.99 inches, Width 4.84 inches
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Offered for sale are these Antique WW1 German Non Commissioned Officers Fernglas Pattern ’08 Field Binoculars. With a Galilean Optic system, alloy cast body, covered by textured green paint. With an objective diameter of 1.54 inches, and a field of view of 4.4 degrees, or 77 meters @ 1000 meters. This particular example is in generally good condition, with comparatively minor wear of the paint finish, considering age and use. The simple optics are good, with individual eye focus to L @ R eyes, with provision to alter to the correct interpapillary eye space. This was the most frequently issued “enlisted” German soldiers Galelean field glass of the Great War. It’s main problem was the small field of view. Manufactured by many German Optical makers, this pair marked “Rodenstock Munchen No23936”. There is provision for a necksling [ missing]. Complete with it’s original classic leather case, with a leather hinged lid, waistband straps, closing tabs, and metal catch. The interior of the lid has an original paper label , printed with instructions, in German … now worn in places. C 1908-1919.
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