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1942 dated 57mm Bore Sight???

Article about: I have very recently aquired this sight, marked 'Telescope Sighting No 7 MKII' dated 1942, in its original box. Its bore diameter is 56-57mm. Has any forum member have any ideas what gun it

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    Default 1942 dated 57mm Bore Sight???

    I have very recently aquired this sight, marked 'Telescope Sighting No 7 MKII'
    dated 1942, in its original box. Its bore diameter is 56-57mm.
    Has any forum member have any ideas what gun it was used with?
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    I think i have the exact same type, but I don't have the case, is yours made in Britain or America? I have no idea what gun it was used for though and i am wondering the same thing.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Hi ya,
    IMHO its made in Great Britain. It does have the War Department arrow on it.
    This one came from an auction, where did yours come from?

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    I am also not sure why this has No 303 stamped on it?

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    Hi, sorry for the late reply, I got my telescope from my neighbour, he got it at a fleamarket years back.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    i think you have the bore sight for the 6 pdr

    eddy

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    Hi Eddy, I have the 1942 manual for the 6prd A/T gun: it only mentions the No.22 C, Mark II. in my edition.

    No idea on this one, sorry.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    hi ade
    i have the 6pdr a/t sight in my collection and it's actually quite small about an inch in dia and about a foot long whereas every single other sighting telescope i have is much larger and all pretty much the same size and shape. what made me think this was a bore sight, is that a 6 pdr shell is 57mm in dia so it would fit perfectly in the barrel. i collect sighting telescopes but unfortunately i'm no expert.
    i have every ww2 british sighting telescope in my collection except the 2 pdr (no.24b) and the 25 pdr how (no.29) so if anyone reading this has these sights and wants to sell them please let me know.

    cheers

    eddy

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