Wehrmacht 1 meter optical range finder and carrying harness

Wehrmacht 1 meter optical range finder and carrying harness

Code: 10524

€1,650.00

A cased Wehrmacht 1 meter optical range finder Em.1m R.36.B with its carrying harness. This type of rangefinder was used with artillery including the famous 88mm Flak gun. It must have been manufactured as the factory was changing from dark grey to ordnance tan finish, as the storage box is finished dark grey on the inside, ordnance tan on the outside while the rangefinder received two coats of paint (ordanance tan over dark grey) before leaving the factory! Not all accesories are left in the box, but some colour filters, the battery box, handle and rain covers are there. It does come with the rare carrying harness which supports the rangefinder in front of the user's face. Conversely, the box of the carrying harness has received a period repaint in field grey over its orignal ordnance tan. I have had the complete setup displayed on a Luftwaffe Flak gunners dummy for years and it looks spectacular. Overall in very good condition, maker marked and 1943 dated on the rangefinder.