Kriegsmarine 10x80 observation binoculars 'eug'
A stunning example of the highly sought after Kriegsmarine 10x80 (80 degree) observation binoculars.
This set remains untouched, with nearly all of the original grey paint remaining to the binocular. Likewise with the cradle mount, which is factory finished in a contrasting shade of brown.
The early style Kriegsmarine property and maker markings are situated on the right-hand prism plate. Unlike on many, these remain completely intact, with the 'eug' maker code denoting manufacture by Optische Prazisions-Werke GmbH, Warsaw - a subsidiary of Carl Zeiss Jena.
They also come with the original rubber eyecups (these show some age related wear and tear, but remain useable) and the scarce Zeiss 'blc' quick-sight optic mounted on the top rail - all of which are again very often missing from such sets.
This model of binocular is widely regarded as one of the best produced during WWII, and this attribute is showcased wonderfully by this particular pair. The view through the optics is truly excellent, producing a bright and sharp image. The circular aiming reticule is also still present within the right-hand side.
Both the interocular dial and the independent focussing adjustments continue to operate perfectly, with very smooth action. The lenses are coated and all remain in excellent condition, with only a few very minor spots of delamination/peel to the lower part of the objectives (pictured). This does not affect the image in any way.
They are currently mounted upon an original wooden tripod, which has a contemporary 20mm diameter steel spigot (this part may require some further adjustment to enable full rotation on a level plane). This very scarcely seen model of Gestell tripod retains 95%+ of the original green paint, and is nicely maker marked 'Busch Rathenow'. Again, as with the binoculars, all adjustments function as they should.
Overall, a truly amazing piece which would make a top addition to any Kriegsmarine or optics collection!
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