Product Description: This ZF41 Mount is a nice and tough to find accessory. It would be used to mount a ZF41 scope on a K98 rifle, for use by a sharpshooter. It’s typical wartime German quality, made of steel, with some of the marks from machining still evident. The bluing is original and over 95 percent intact, with only very minor wear to edges. This original piece is well-marked, with a maker code “duv” indicating manufacture by Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik. It’s also stamped with a “WaA 214” Waffenamt inspection stamp, and the serial number “6780 b.” The pieces that would hold the scope are both stamped “151,” and also marked “7070” with electropencil. It’s also marked “K98k – Zf.41” indicating the rifle and scope for which this was made. This ZF41 mount is complete with all of its original screws, which show some wear. It is functional and could still be mounted on an appropriate receiver. The condition rates a strong 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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