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German Goerz Berlin Binoculars for Army?

Article about: Hi I was told this is an original WWII German Binoculars. But not sure it's for army or for citizen ? There is marker "C.F.Goerz Berlin" on the left side. "4 1/2x Neo Universa

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    Default German Goerz Berlin Binoculars for Army?

    Hi
    I was told this is an original WWII German Binoculars. But not sure it's for army or for citizen ?

    There is marker "C.F.Goerz Berlin" on the left side. "4 1/2x Neo Universal" on the right side. Serial no. "596432" in the front.
    Case has marker "C.F.Goerz Berlin" too.

    Any common will be appreciated,thanks a lot.
    Kevin
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    Default Re: German Goerz Berlin Binoculars for Army?

    Hi Kevin, they are not military issue.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: German Goerz Berlin Binoculars for Army?

    Hello Kevin,
    If the 6x30 binoculars don't bear the marking "Dienstglas" on the right hand side, they have little chance to be meant for the Army
    On the military issue, there's no toothed wheel in the middle part to adjust optics...left and right optics can be adjusted separatly by turning the base of the eyepiece.
    As you can see on both pics below
    Thanks
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    Default Re: German Goerz Berlin Binoculars for Army?

    The key to distinguishing military from civilian is the focus type. The center focus type known sometimes as Deltrintem are civilian. The single eye focus is miltary - at least in this size of binocular. Some civilian manufacture binoculars were used by the Wehrmacht. I bought a set of Deltrintem for $20 thinking they were post war. Turns out they were made in 1937 and some were actually purchased by the Army. If you can find a manufacture date based on the binoculars serial number there may be other info available too.
    Cheers, Neil

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    Default Re: German Goerz Berlin Binoculars for Army?

    Hi Philip & Neil
    Thanks a lot for your kind help. The info I can find is "Neo Universal 4.5 x 20 ~ 1924 FF" ,Hope this help.

    BTW, IS this set worth $100? Thanks again.

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    Default Re: German Goerz Berlin Binoculars for Army?

    More pics here, I am not sure is it single eye focus style or not.
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    Default Re: German Goerz Berlin Binoculars for Army?

    They are center focus civilian binoculars. The 1924 manufacture date puts them squarely in the Reichswehr era. I doubt they were used in the military but who knows? As for value, I would think a set like this with matching case in good condition would be worth at least $100 - possibly more. If the optics are nice and sharp without any fuzz, cracking or distortion then they must be worth more than $100. I hesitate to suggest a hard and fast value on such things because there are several factors in play such as condition. A nice set to be sure. In the attached photo you can see my 1937 Deltrintem with repro strap. I use these at reenacting events. They are identified as a type issued to the Heer prior to WWII. Neil H.
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    Default Re: German Goerz Berlin Binoculars for Army?

    Hi Neil
    Thanks so much for these helpful information.You look like an real Heer Commander in the pictures. Sooo Cool. Hope I have chance to be equipped like that.
    Cheers
    Kevin

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    Removed & moved, sry for resurrecting the thread
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