Used on U-boats and other surface vessels. Hese were captured at the end of the war. The German Army and Navy used a wide variety of optical equipment, including a 6×30 (6 power magnification with 30mm objective lens), 7×50, 8×30, 8×60 10×50 and others, being the standard issued optics used by all branches of service. This specific binocular was used by the U-Boat commander. Made of solid brass and steel, by “blc” (Carl Zeiss Militarabteilung, Jena), these 8 x 60 power binoculars are in EXCELLENT used condition! The lens bodies retain about 98% of their original, rough textured, tan/grey finish, and end piece fittings are 100% intact! The optics are still VERY CLEAR and SHARP with no spotting! The view is a bit hazy, but it does not detract, and one could clean them, if they wished. The right side is body marked 8×60, the 3-digit code of “blc” , the serial number, “49688”. Though not marked as such, the optics also appear to be coated. It is missing the strap, but one can easily find a replacement. The flip-up eye cups are a bit loose, but that can be tightened via the retaining screws. Slight marks, scratches, and paint chips throughout… A VERY NICE example, 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. ABOUT ME. 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. The free listing tool. The item “WW2 German Kriegsmarine 8×60 Zeiss blc U Boat Commander Binoculars VERY RARE” is in sale since Friday, January 08, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Other Naval Collectibles”. The seller is “messerschmitt*109″ and is located in Studio City, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia.
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