ZF41/1 K98k sharpshooter's scope 'eso'
A superb original ZF41/1 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 ZF41/1 scope was produced under the maker code 'eso', which denotes manufacture by Optische Werke G. Rodenstock, Munich. This represents one of the scarcer makers of this particular optic, with only 23 examples recorded as surviving.
The blue (+) lubrication marking dates the production of this example to some time during 1943, as well as indicating the suitability for use within cold environments.
The scope also still retains its original mount which is in similarly good, used condition. This part is clearly marked 'duv WaA214' to the right arm for Berliner-Luebecker Maschinenfabrik, Lübeck - which was the facility where all of ZF41 mounts were made throughout the war.
Rather unusually for a ZF41/1 scope, the optics and reticule remain very clear and usable!