Cased 7×50 Binoculars w/Lens Cover

Condition: Exc

Maker: BEH


SKU: JW3155 Category: Tags ,


Product Description: This is a great, desirable pair of cased 7×50 binoculars. These are German military issue, with the typical “Dienstglas” marking. The large 7×50 size is less commonly seen. The binoculars are a wartime production type with a smooth, painted body. The exterior of the binoculars shows only light wear and retains most of the original painted finish. They are maker marked with the factory code “beh” indicating manufacture by the firm of Ernst Leitz GmbH in Wetzlar. The optics on these are mostly clear. The binoculars retain the original leather strap and desirable lens cover. This gorgeous pair of binoculars is still in the original wartime case. The case is complete, though the detachable shoulder strap is not present. The upper edge of the case is dated “1942” and has a Waffenamt inspection marking. The closure stud on the case shows an old repair or replacement, but is functional. These scarce cased 7×50 binoculars display very well. Overall, the condition rates as excellent.




Historical Description: Learning from their experiences and defeat in the previous war, Germany would develop new strategies for warfare. The result was a hard hitting, mobile warfare, which relied on speed and coordination. It would later be known as “Blitzkrieg”.  This new style of warfare would require changes to be made from how the Generals conducted operations, down to the individual soldier’s equipment.  As the Third Reich began rearming Germany during the 1930’s, due to the economic situation, much of the equipment and gear the fighting forces initially received would be from the First World War. This necessary reissuing of equipment combined with the revolutionary tactics being developed forced the German military to adapt their gear and equipment to these changes. As the German economy improved and more funding was available to the military, new equipment would be developed to replace the obsolete World War One equipment. The outbreak of World War Two pushed the development and issuing of new equipment to German soldiers to new levels. New designs and manufacturing techniques were developed. As the war progressed and fortunes changed, the German Third Reich was forced to cut production time, while continuing to develop better equipment. These changes to production, combined with newer designs, produced a vast array of equipment variants. Today these variants of equipment show proof of the drastic changes made by the German Military during World War 2.



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