Type II ZF41 K98k sharpshooter's scope 'cxn'
A superb original ZF41 (type II) model 1.5x sharpshooter's scope for the K98k rifle. As a scope, the ZF41 and all of its variants were used relatively widely between 1941-1945. The benefit of both acquiring targets at longer ranges, whilst also increasing the accuracy of fire at such distances, proved significant.
This particular example of the ZF41 scope was produced under the maker code 'cxn', which denotes manufacture by Emil Busch AG, Optische Industrie, Rathenow.
Of note, is the fact that this scope represents one of the very last variants produced by the Emil Busch plant. This is typified by the use of two lubrication markings '＋△', which are coloured in blue to indicate the suitability for use within cold environments, as well as the serial number positioned on the ocular end.
According to the ZF41 database, this scope is 1 of just 7 examples of this variation which survive today!
The scope also still retains both of the original rainshields, as well as the mount which are in similarly good condition. The latter part is clearly marked 'duv WaA214' for Berliner-Luebecker Maschinenfabrik, Lübeck - the facility where all of ZF41 mounts were made throughout the war.
Optically, there is some dust and debris which appears to be resting on the inside of the ocular lens. However, beyond this, the view appears sharp and the optic produces a bright, usable image with a clear reticule!