Lot 784

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French "rabbit ears"-style trench periscope, 10 1/2" long, with dual eyepieces and periscopes, a folding handle and a leather neck strap. The periscope "stalks" are marked: "8 x 24 Decigrades / M.G. / S.R.P.I. / No. 10148". "S.R.P.I." indicates that they were manufactured by the "Societe de Recherches et de Perfectionnements Industriels" ("Industrial Research and Development Corporation"), while "M.G." stands for "Ministrie de la Guerre"("Ministry of War"). The optics shows considerable fogging and fungus growth, and the reticule is badly misaligned. One eyepiece cup is missing, and all adjustment knobs are frozen. The green paint is badly crazed and flaking, just good overall. These periscopes were manufactured throughout World War I and World War II, and were used by the French, Belgian and German armies.

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September 14, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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