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WW2 GERMAN CARL ZEISS JENA BINOS HELP NEEDED

Discussion in 'Uniforms, Personal Gear (Kit) and Accessories' started by Byron, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. Byron

    Byron New Member

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    Hello iv been looking trying to find some good info on these binoculars but have had no luck im just trying to find out what the initials H. J. I. mean and i cant find a single bit of info on initials on binocular cases and new info would be great thanks Also i can add some photos if needed
     
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    Photos would certainly help!
     
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    There are a lot of post-war Zeiss-Jena binocs around and they are one of the few commie products that managed to maintain quality standards. They are excellent binocs, but (if post-war) they won't bring the same money as other Zeiss.

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  4. Byron

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    Here are some photos of them sorry about the quality of the photos
     

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  5. thebinoman

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    Hello Byron. Definitely Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas / DF = Doppelfernrohr 6x probably 24 or 30 mm front lenses.
    The initials on the top of the case would be the initials of the owner and not stamped on by the factory.
    The serial number is very low and suggests WWI
    Regards Richard
     
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  6. James Stewart

    James Stewart Active Member

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    These seem to be pre WW2 binoculars, as Richard says 6x24 or 6x30.
    It is possible that Byron's set and case have been matched together sometime in their life, it is unlikely that the set and case started life together.
    A similar model by CZ also pre WW2, these are 8x24 unfortunately the serial number is illegible.
    This set was military issue as it has a range scale in the right side ocular.
    Optically clean.
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