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British Army Issue Bino's?

Article about: Heres something from my dads childhood, he got them from an army surplus shop. Markings: BINO PRISM No5 MkIVa x7 1943 theres a few more symbols on them. So does anyone have any info on them?

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    Default British Army Issue Bino's?

    Heres something from my dads childhood, he got them from an army surplus shop.

    Markings:

    BINO PRISM No5
    MkIVa
    x7

    1943

    theres a few more symbols on them.
    So does anyone have any info on them?

    Thanks

    Danny
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    Default Re: British Army Issue Bino's?

    Hi Danny,

    The bino's you've got are engraved'BINO PRISM No.5 Mk4, x7,GRATICULES 1/2 degree APART AND 1/4, 1/2 AND 1 degree HIGH.'

    They are based on the Ross 'Stepnite' design of 1930. They have individual eye piece focusing, and ports for nitrogen purging, to prevent moisture or mold build up. The resolution is 7 x 50.

    Although probably not maker marked, they were almost certainly made by the Ross Optical Co. at 'The Optical Works, Clapham Common, London S.W.4.'

    Their value is between 10 - 35 Pounds depending on condition.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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