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German trench scissors binoculars query
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 01:40 PM UTC
Anyone(um hum,Frenchy) have a pic of the case for these binos? They are the kind usually seen mounted on a wooden telescoping tripod. The tripod has a canvas case but the binos have a box-like case. I need to know what this case looked like with its' straps,etc.
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HermannB
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 04:56 PM UTC
While it`s not a Wehrmacht Scherenfernrohr, the cases might be similar.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Periscope_binoculars?uselang=de#/media/File:Delostreleckyvycvik-002-sw-lay.jpg
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 05:25 PM UTC
In the Tamiya Steyr they offer the binocs with tripod and a wooden case of about the same size as shown in the photograph that opens from one end.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 05:31 PM UTC
Some pictures:

https://www.lauritz.com/en/auction/tysk-militaerkikare-wehrmacht-scherenfernrohr-sf14z-gi/i3462059/

HTH
Bonaparte84
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 10:47 PM UTC
Hi Jerry,

here are two more links:

http://www.obzolete.com/German-World-War-2-Hensoldt-Scherenfernrohr-scissors-Rangefinder

https://www.quoka.de/alles-moegliche/alles-moegliche/c0100a227073293p212498826/fernglas-binoculars-scherenfernrohr-hensoldt-bmj.html

As always, there wasn't just one type of scissor binoculars in use, nor were they only German made, cf. e.g. optics made by Huet, Paris.


I wonder how this will fit into the "running the wire" theme, unless you're on to something new?
white4doc
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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 01:45 AM UTC
Jerry, Tristar had a kit of the whole setup; I have one somewhere in the shop, it's the WW II version but it doesn't look very different from the pics I've seen of the scopes in WW I. The kit pops up on eBay from time to time.
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 02:14 AM UTC
Here are a few WW1 case ("Lederköcher") pics if you need some....









(from this page )

H.P.
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 02:44 AM UTC
Wow! Thanks for the huge response guys! I did not expect nearly as much info as what turned up. Nice!
I am always tickled by the real pics of things that were basically shown as "blobs" in some of the older kits. Well...even some newer kits! Heheheheh
The pic here with the tripod and also the binos leather case will be suitable for my vignette I think.
Nicolas,yes,this will fit into my"wire" vignette. I decided to make my one guy already built into an officer "forward observer" for the arty and have the rest of the team running his phone line as he advances to a position that has been eliminated by British arty strikes. There is a new minion being built that will be hauling the sensitive binos and tripod because heaven forbid an officer would haul his own stuff! Hahahaha.
Thanks again fellas for the excellent intel offered up here.
J