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Re: U-Boat binoculars?
Posted by: Rutger de Lange ()
Date: October 21, 2012 02:02PM
The serial number in combination with the Leitz name as oposed to the beh marking seems to indicate a postwar production. Although Leitz used to assign batches of numbers for a particular production run, numbers over 480000 seem to be post war. If there are no signs of military engravings or stamps you have a MAROCTO if it is IF or a MAROCTIT if it is CF.This bino was produced from 1932 onwards in civilian as wel as military guise.The serial seems to indicate a production around 1950.