Axis History Forum

This is an apolitical forum for discussions on the Axis nations and related topics hosted by Marcus Wendel's Axis History Factbook in cooperation with Michael Miller's Axis Biographical Research, Christoph Awender's WW2 day by dayand Christian Ankerstjerne’s Panzerworld.

Skip to content

If you found the forum useful please consider supporting us. You can also support us by buying books through the AHF Bookstore.

Question about German Binoculars and case - History?

Discussions on other First and Second World War militaria and collecting in general.
Hosted by John G & William Kramer.

Question about German Binoculars and case - History?

Postby Hudsonhacker on 23 Feb 2013 14:51

I have been searching for some info on some binoculars i have. They are Dienstglas 6x30. My questions are:

1) Any idea of year of manuacture based on the serial # 131504
2) Is the case time appropriate? Trying to determine i it is the original case
3) The case is marked with what appears to be the owner's name:
Otto Koberstein
Landsberg a.W.
1936
Any idea what the above refers to?
4) The case seems to also have the markings of a bird, with the numbers 6494 underneath. Hard to read these, so not sure if this is accurate.

Let's see if the photos re small enough to add: no!

I have uploaded pictures to photobucket i it helps.
http://s1238.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... binoculars

any help appreciated
Hudsonhacker
New member
Canada
 
Posts: 1
Joined: 23 Feb 2013 13:54

Re: Question about German Binoculars and case - History?

Postby John G. on 24 Feb 2013 12:22

Hudsonhacker,
Binoculars and case are German WW 2......the Case appears earlier than the binoculars.....but that wouldn't be unusual.....There is a detailed list of German Binoculars, types, numbers, dates, etc. under the "other equipment" listing.....that will answere your questions.

The markings on the case is the maker and year of manurfacture.....the small markings are "waffampts" which are more or less "inspectors" marks.....the binoculars are painted "Odnance tan" (usually called "Afrika Korps tan")....which didn't become common paint for equipment until mid-war....that's why the Binocs probably didn't originally come in this case....but it's possible....the serial #s will tell you that. These 6x30 binoculars are "very common"....so condition, optics, and "completeness" make a big differance.....

Check the "other Equipment" thread....your answeres are there...
John G.
User avatar
John G.
Forum Staff
United States
 
Posts: 4349
Joined: 25 Apr 2006 18:56
Location: USA


Return to Other WW1 & WW2 Militaria

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 0 guests