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Japanese Army / Navy binocular or spotting scope......

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    Default Japanese Army / Navy binocular or spotting scope......

    Hi, i've recently inherited what i believe is part of a Japanese binocular set
    or a spotting scope. The only markings i can find on this are what appears
    to me a manufacturers mark "NIKKO" and some Japanese writing above and
    25 x 2. Item is 19" long and 4" across front optic.

    I would really appreciate any help or suggestions you may have on this item,
    as to what period these may be from, Army or Navy etc.


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    many thanks
    Steve.

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    Hi Steve,

    Welcome to WRF.

    What you have is a Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) Type 92 Angle Measurement Monocular (九二式望遠測角機鏡眼鏡).

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    They were use to measure the distance of the enemy by triangulation.

    It's a rather scarce Japanese optic, great condition too!

    Please take good care of it.

    Here is the carrying case. (someone wrote the characters on the case)

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    Regards,
    Taka

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    many thanks for the swift reply Taka, i was wondering why i was having difficulty finding anything on the internet with regard to this item.
    Would you have any idea what this may be worth? i shall make sure it's stored in a safe place now....

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    Quote by chiefie View Post
    many thanks for the swift reply Taka, i was wondering why i was having difficulty finding anything on the internet with regard to this item.
    Would you have any idea what this may be worth? i shall make sure it's stored in a safe place now....
    Anytime, Steve.

    To be honest, I don't know much about the price because not many examples are around or for sale.

    It is very nice to have a inherited piece of history!

    Cheers!
    Taka

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