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1938 British Rangefinder Sight Made By C. P. Goerz?

Article about: Hi all. I picked this sight up out of curiosity as it is not a type I have seen before. Admittedly it is in poor condition but I am intrigued by the fact that just a year before the outbreak

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    Default 1938 British Rangefinder Sight Made By C. P. Goerz?

    Hi all. I picked this sight up out of curiosity as it is not a type I have seen before. Admittedly it is in poor condition but I am intrigued by the fact that just a year before the outbreak of war a German company was supplying the British Army with gun sights. I know that the optics were exceptional quality but its not something I have come across before. Does anyone know what this would have been used on? Any comments would be appreciated. Cheers.
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    As to what this is for, im afraid i cannot help, but you may find that this may be an explanation for the company:

    The C.P. Goerz American Optical Company was established in 1899, in New York City, as a U.S. subsidiary of the German Goerz company (Optische Anstalt C.P. Goerz).
    In 1926, the German firm merged with Contessa-Nettel, Ernemann and ICA to form Zeiss-Ikon.
    However, the New York division remained an independent company and still produced optics under the name C.P Goerz
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Thanks for the info. That seems to clear it up.

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