7x50 'blc' 7x50 U-boat binoculars

7x50 'blc' 7x50 U-boat binoculars

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A very nice original pair of mid-war Zeiss 'blc' coded 7x50 U-boat binoculars in completely untouched, as found condition. Each U-boat would have carried a complement of 10 of these binoculars for use on watch duties whilst surfaced.

 

Factory finished in the typical KM shade of yellow/green, this particular set retains a the vast majority of the original finish - with the numerous paint/primer layers showing through as a result of (mostly right-handed) use, with thumb wear to the rear. 

 

They also retain all of the period black rubber armour, which remains in great condition with only very minimal age cracking as to be expected. 

 

The fixed-focus and coated optics on this pair are truly stunning, producing a crystal clear image as to be expected from Zeiss optical instruments built to this standard! 

 

As such, not only is this example a greatly desirable and collectible piece of U-boat history, but also one that remains fully functional and could easily rival any modern equivalent today!