Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/08/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] FS -- very old WWII? Leica binocularsSOLD if you still have them
From: Mark Kronquist <>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 00:31:32 -0700

on 8/28/03 8:35 PM, at wrote:

> What I have here is a pair of very old and well-used Leitz binoculars, 6 X
> 30, standard (not roof) prism variety, small-ish, apparently military,
> individually focusing eyepieces, which should tell you the age.
> very badly brassed (I know some of you like that) and for an extra touch of
> versimillitude, the right side is hazy -- the prison mirroring inside has some
> corrosion. They are usable, but not all that much. Sort of like shooting with
> one of those Ur-Leica reproductions.
> Come in a military-style very hard I am just guessing Bakelite case, or
> something, very sturdy, with a military style clip on the back and snap-type
> stubs 
> on the bottom to fasten down inside a vehicle. All very rugged.
> But, as I say, they are very badly worn, uncoated optics so I am guessing
> probably world war II vintage. I have no idea of their value, mostly I just
> hate 
> to throw away anything marked Leitz.
> So, first $35 to me gets them, and that includes $5 shipping. Offers
> entertained (I do yo-yo tricks, they love that stuff).
> please reply privately as I don't go through digests all
> that religiously.
> Charles Trentelman
> Ogden, Utah 801-458-2151
> danke schoen!
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