Zeiss 'blc' 7x50 U-boat binoculars

Zeiss 'blc' 7x50 U-boat binoculars

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

 

Finished in the typical KM shade of yellow/green, this particular set still retains 95%+ of the factory-applied paint, as well as all of the original black rubber armour. These parts are very rarely found in such excellent, cosmetic condition!

 

Whilst the optics remain clear and certainly still more than usable as they stand, it is also likely that this set would benefit from an internal clean/service to return them to a fully serviceable state, if desired. Both sides remain in full collimation.

 

The binoculars are also still fitted with a correct, original thick/reinforced model of leather neck strap which is seldom seen! 

 

Overall, a pair which comprises a great example of a highly prized and iconic artefact from the infamous U-boat arm of the Kriegsmarine naval forces!