Optics Collection

German S.F.14.Z.Gi, H/6400, German artillery, periscope type ranging optics, maker marked beh ( E. Leitz, Wetzlar ) these optics were developed by Carl Zeiss, Jena.

German S.F.14.Z.Gi, H/6400, German artillery, Scherenfernrohr periscope type ranging optics.

German S.F.14.Z.Gi, 10x50 Artillery optics Makers mark beh. The letters beh tell me that they are made by Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar, Germany.

German SF14 10x50 Artillery optics Serial number. The "Gi" means that the optics have a grid plate or grid graticle used for ranging

The tripod is maker marked with the code ( dqc ) for "Metallwarenfabrik Eugen Ising, Bergneustadt/Rhld. " one of the less common makers.

This tripod is the standard wood & alloy type, with the all important leveller & spigot, so when the optics are mounted and the tripod is on a slope, adjusting the lockable adjuster rings will keep the optics straight, whatever the angle.

Shot of the illuminator rig and leather battery box

1937 Carl Zeiss stamp and waffenamp.

The alloy fittings have original field grey paint finish for Army use, which my optics are. The tripod is made from alloy and wood so as not to interferer with compasses, that can also be fitted to this tripod.

The left lens has no grid and is cloudy.

You can just make out the ranging grid through the right lens, a bit cloudy and in need of cleaning. I don’t like to used them a lot because I find they give me a headache with prolonged use. I will have to have them cleaned.

After cleaning, you can now see clearly through the left lens as well as focus it in, 60 years of grime and it was slightly out of alignment.

You can now see the ranging grid clearly, Tony Kay repaired them for me and I think he has done a superb job, you will soon be able to find his site from my links page, but until then search for Optrep.

Again a Periscope in use, the S.F.14.Z.Gi, H/6400, artillery periscope was used from the commanders cupola on some tanks. I think they are Panthers in this photo.

Here you can see a photo of the periscope in use with some very relaxed Wehrmacht soldiers, notice the camouflage wading.

The transit case for the S.F.14.Z.Gi optics.

Shot of the inside.

The contents list.

Flakglas Tripod

Maker Marked CLL for August Baumgart Feinmechanik & Prazisionmashinenbau, Rathenow

Turntable for Flakglas

Maker Marked CLL for August Baumgart Feinmechanik & Prazisionmashinenbau, Rathenow

Flakglas Cradle

Maker marked BEF for Clemens Riefler, Fabrik Mathematischer Instrumente, Nasselwang/Bayern

10x80 Flakglas maker marked DKL for Jos Schneider & Co, Kreuznach, Germany

Here is a Em 0,9 mR, it is almost complete, unfortunately it is missing its sun shades! You can see the battery dimmer box, with the illuminator cables fitted.

Specific feature: used with the air force as well as in the Jagdtiger Sd. Kfz.186 and in the Jagdpanther Sd. Kfz.175.

Here you can see the identification plate, marker marked blc for Carl Zeiss Militarabteilung, Jena, Germany. It also has a blue + to denote it can be used in extreme cold. Notice the three holes, not sure what is missing from there.

View through the left optic, it has an arrow pointing down, with an adjustable scale under it.

View through the right optic, as you can see it is still in very good condition.

Em 0,9 mR transit case, it needs re-painting.

View inside the case, all the wooden supports are in place.

Entfernungsmesser-1m-R-36, or Artillery Rangefinder from 1937, made by Emil Busch A-G, Optische Industrie, Rathenow.

Here you can see the words Em-1m-R-36 m.f.M Vergr 6x, It also has the letters SA stamped on it, that’s because this optic was supplied by Germany to the Finnish army during the war.

I am looking for a new or replacement rubber brow pad, If you have any spare parts you want to sell for this or any of my other optics, please contact me.

A Berichtigungslatte (Correction slat) for the Em 1m R36 make marked SAG, this was used to calibrate the optics. Also a 20m D.R.G.M. tape

Entfernungsmesser Em 1m R36 B, cxn (Emil Busch A-G, Optische Industrie, Rathenow) from1943, I think it is Luftwaffe due to the colour grau-blau (Gray-Blue)

Entfernungsmesser Em 1m R36 B, markings with one of the new features.

CXN is the code for Emil Busch A-G, Optische Industrie, Rathenow. See foot of this page for more three letter optic codes.

Second new feature is this Trocken-Luft or Dry air, it was used in conjunction with a pump, and the idea was to stop condensation in the optics

Here’s a nice shot of one of the new features, they have added a dial to the Entfernungs-Berichtigung or Distance correction dial.

It has two missing parts, first it has a missing illuminator cover.

Second, the knob has broken off the Berichtigen nach latte/ Messen switch I maybe able to repair it but it would be easier if a complete unit could be found. Can you help

I am looking for a new or replacement rubber brow pad, If you have any spare parts you want to sell for this or any of my other optics, please contact me.

View through the optics, you can clearly see the ranging grid

This unit makes “dry air” by recirculation it through cartridges that absorb humidity. It is a unit that was used for all kinds of optical equipment, binoculars and rangefinders etc.

Unfortunately this unit isn't mine, someone sent me the photos.

Kreigsmarine Entfernungsmesser 70cm, if any one can offer any more information on this please contact me

This Entfernungsmesser is marked with a Kreigsmarine eagle and 0,7 Rf Vergr. 7,8x Nr.2778 Lattenabstand 1650cm

Made by Carl Zeiss, Jena, serial number 146596

At this end is the letter E which stands for Entfernungs-Berichtigung or Distance correction, it also has a scale of 1-30.

After removing the cap you can now see the dial to alter the distance.

At this end is the letter H which stands for Hohen-Berichtigung or height correction, unfortunately its scale of 1-30 is missing.

After removing the cap you can now see the dial to alter the height.

View through the lens of the Kreigsmarine 0,7 Rf.

Berichtigungsoptik for the KM rangfinder Em 07,Rf.

All I know about this instrument is that it for adjusting/ calibrating the KM rangfinder Em 07,Rf. Maybe someone out there knows how to use it?

Kreigsmarine Coastal Artillery10x50 binoculars, they are marked with a Kreigsmarine eagle and swastika, as well as Dienstglas.

Here you can see the eagle & swastika with the letter M more clearly, the fancy N with the number in this case means serial number.

On this side, you can see the word Dienstglas, which means Service glass; then 10x50 the power; then another serial number, then the make mark blc for Carl Zeiss, Jena, Germany.

10X50 binocular case

Another pair 10X50's

This time marked Dienstglas, 10X50, serial no, and maker marked beh (Ernst Leitz GmbH, Wetzlar, Germany)

Great pair of binoculars, they will be better when I get them cleaned.

The real thing. A pair of 7X50 Kreigsmarine binoculars, note the rubber eyepieces.

Unfortunately someone has rubbed all the enamel from the top covers. This side is marked ARTL and serial no.

This side has an M to denote marine, then IV/1, then a T with Carl Zeiss Jena and D.F. 7X50. Not sure what the IV/1 and the T stand for!

You can see the crosshairs clearly, but the desperately need a clean.

After cleaning

A nice pair of Hensoldt dienstglas 7x56 dialyt.

A nice pair of Hensoldt dienstglas 7x56 dialyt with its case.

Maker marked bmj, with Dienstglas 7x56

Case is also maker marked with spare tinted lenses