Boxed MG34/42 MGZ40 Lafette optic 'cme' + collimator + filters

Boxed MG34/42 MGZ40 Lafette optic 'cme' + collimator + filters

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A superb mid-war, boxed example of the MGZ40 model optic - and very rare collimator attachment - as used in conjunction with the MG34/42 when fitted to the heavy Lafette tripod.

 

This particular example is finished in the more scarcely seen field grey paint, and is clearly maker coded 'cme' to denote manufacture by Hilderbrann Wickmann Werke. 

 

The optics remain very clear and still retain the internal V-shaped aiming reticule. 

 

All adjustment dials still function as they should, and the rubber eyecup is also an original example without any perishing. 

 

The box retains all of the internal fittings to hold the optic, as well as the collimator and both sun filters etc. To the exterior the original 'M.G.Z.40' model designation is stencilled to the top, as well as a clear Waffenamt stamping. The case is also still fitted with the original canvas belt loops (fully intact) and a canvas shoulder strap, as shown. 

 

Overall, a wonderful set which is sure to be a showpiece item within any MG/optic related collection, and would certainly complete any MG Lafette display very well indeed!