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WWII or Not....Binoculars

Article about: I inherited these from my grandfather who was a scout in the army. Have no Idea how he got, I can only imagine. Just need some advice on what to do with them. To sell or not to sell!!! Thank

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    BigMike
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    Default WWII or Not....Binoculars

    I inherited these from my grandfather who was a scout in the army. Have no Idea how he got, I can only imagine. Just need some advice on what to do with them. To sell or not to sell!!! Thanks
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    Personally I would keep them.
    Personal provenance, hand-down from family member PLUS Zeiss optics, (arguably the best optics then AND now!)
    Lovely piece of kit.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy


    PS: As an aside, did your grandfather serve in the Pacific by any chance, because the markings appear, to me, to be Japanese.
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    Mike,

    Look like a good set of binos, I'm guessing some sort of export model judging by the the Japanese or Chinese writing, I don't know which!

    I know the Chinese bought M35 helmets and the Japs were allies.

    I expect someone will know for sure.

    6 x 30s are not the most valuable so I would keep them as part of the family history, do a bit of nature watching or just spy on the neighbours?

    Jock

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    BigMike
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    Thanks alot....I know that the writing on them are japanese and it says somthing like to my love..protect him..... And his name is on here somewhere too I beleive

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    Some markers are in Traditional Chinese (TC),China use Simplified Chinese (SC) instead now.The marker "德國製" means Made in German. "蔡司" is the company name of "Zeiss" in Chinese. But in WWII Japanese also use a lot TC too,especially for something formal or important.
    I am not sure what's the real meaning of "四集", maybe Japanese's last or first name.

    Hope these info help!

    Kevin

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    I need some information .... I do not know if the binoculars was used by German troops in WW2 .

    thanks !!




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    Pewee yours are commercial binos

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    ok ... Thanks, I suspected this myself! ... are made ​​in the 30''

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