Here we have an exceptionally special and completely untouched US veteran bring-back pair of Carl Zeiss ('blc') Rm. F (Richtungsweiser-Fernrohr) 12x60 binoculars, which were used in conjunction with the large 4m R(H)40 rangefinder. Initially factory finished in the early to mid-war grey paint, this particular set was to go on to receive a brush-applied two tone camouflage in tan/green similar to the schemes found in Normandy/Sudfront etc.
As shown, there is also some battle damage/shrapnel hole to the front edges of the folding sunshade. The optics remain clear and produce a very nice image with the crosshair aiming reticle in the right-hand side. There is some relatively minor lens blooming (as pictured), but this does not affect the view in any way at all.The integral sun filter and focussing adjustments all still function. In addition, this set also comes fitted with the extremely scarce Zeiss'blc' marked quick-sight device, mounted on the top aiming rail - which also has remnants of the same camouflage finish and has certainly been part of this set since the war!
This is the only camouflaged example that we have ever had the opportunity to obtain in 10+ years of collecting optics. As such, this one is not to be missed for any collector of such pieces and/or camo equipment as you'll be unlikely to find another!Many thanks for looking and please feel free to check out our other WWII German optics, accessories etc. The item "RARE CAMO WWII German 12x60 Binoculars BLC Carl Zeiss Jena Fernglas Original WW2" is in sale since Saturday, June 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Field Gear". The seller is "pjem218" and is located in Thirsk. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.