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dienstglas covers - any basis in fact?

Article about: There is an online seller peddling these camouflage covers for dienstglas ( field binoculars ) Now I KNOW they are fakes so don't beat me up about it but my simple question is - do these hav

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    There is an online seller peddling these camouflage covers for dienstglas ( field binoculars )
    Now I KNOW they are fakes so don't beat me up about it but my simple question is - do these have any basis in fact?

    I haven't seen originals nor photos of them being used - I see the practicality ( to a point, unless you want to focus the item ) but I would like to know if they are fake or true fantasy items......

    Anyone know?

    Cheers, Dan
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    I have never seen a photo with them in use, not something I would buy

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    Thanks - i have no intention of buying them, the question is only if they originally existed or are they a figment of someone's imagination.
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Although a little snug, they would make an excellent posing pouch. Where can you buy these....., it's just that a friend of mine is interested.
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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Although a little snug, they would make an excellent posing pouch. Where can you buy these....., it's just that a friend of mine is interested.
    Innocent fellow that I am, I thought they looked like shorts for a teddy bear, but as always, Ned's imagination is more colorful than mine.

    Speaking of bags:

    I remember having seen a photograph of an Jochen Peiper who had wrapped his binoculars in what appeared to be sackcloth.

    So, the wish to camouflage binoculars was certainly there and I wouldn't completely rule out that such covers, even though they were not issue items, were made by individual soldiers or unit tailors, using surplus camouflage material.

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    Hello,
    Period photos do not show such an item used by WWII german soldiers. The latter mainly used plain or camouflaged hessian cloth to cover/wrap their binos, but i've seen pieces of Zeltbahn, a net mosquito and even a woolen sock used for that purpose...
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    Thanks JP, Andreas and Mr Pants Man!
    So they are someone's wishful thought, not even useful for a dedicated reenactor .....

    Cheers Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    I've seen one period image of this sort of thing been on a set of bino's . I've been looking for it and can't find it . But you can get them for dragon in dreams action figures and they are normally historically correct . I'd say they where made out of the original zeltbahn apart from the pea dot one.

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    I have a couple of these covers - Erbsentarn and Blurred
    edge 'fall' pattern - that came with two surplus Czech
    D-6 binoculars ( one from the 1954, and the other
    from 1980 ) They fit nicely on these, but don't fit
    so great on standard 6X30 Dienstglas.........
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 05-13-2016 at 08:32 AM. Reason: Corrections.....
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    I have a couple of these covers - Erbsentarn and Blurred
    edge 'fall' pattern - that came with two surplus Czech
    binoculars ( one from the 1953, and the other from
    1980 ) They fit nicely on those, but don't fit that
    great on standard 6X30 Dienstglas.........
    Can you post up some pix Steve?
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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