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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 16:30 pm 
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I aquired this periscope a few years back, and I have no idea what it is.

It can't be more than 12 inches or so long...

At the top on the left side it has these markings:

A. PX. 1916
No 8843

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(It's had an eye protector, looks like rubber but it's long gone. The dial is numbered from 2.5 to 25, unfortunately it dosen't turn, any help in this department would be appreciated too...)


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The view looking through the scope, no numbers or graduation...



I know it's way before WW2, but the reason I'm posting it here is that it looks very much like the periscope on the German AT guns of WW2, and I was wondering if someone could steer me in the right direction...

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Could it be the one from the MG34 ?

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Nope, the lafette sight is much more compact, it's not like the scope for the WW1 Maxim either...


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It looks like the perescope that sticks out of the top of a Tamia PZ4 turret or stug top deck.

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Aye thats what I thought. Looks like you've got one of the periscope parts, should be another one and a frame to support the whole thing on so you can see over walls and overe parapets without getting you head taken off. Course I'm no expert on German equipment, sooo.

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Not long enough for a periscope really is it?

2.5 to 25 doesnt sound like a range finder either, no graduated reticle either kind puts a sight out of question too? Also, the "crosshair" is very low for a sight too?

How about surveying equipment of some kind?

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Yeah, too short for a 'protective' periscope I would think.

Speaking of the dial, if it was for a howitzer of some kind it wouldn't have to go from zero, because it's indirect fire

(I'm trying to get my scanner working to show how much it looks like a PAK sight, though they have more adjustment points, though this one is dated WW1, so I would expect it to me more rudimentary)


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