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Hi guys.

I have what I believe to be a army range finder. Here is the case. It is almost exactly 24" long

Any info on who used, how rare, etc.

Thank you

Jim

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Here is the unit. It is almost the same size as the case.

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Writing on top of case.

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You can see the condition is excellent. It has only one missing part I know of. The small bolt that attaches the range finder to the case (I assume to use as a stand).

Some markings

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Other markings bad photo

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Operating mechanism

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More markings

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Cap where bolt goes.

I ahve more photos but you get the idea. The inside of the case has all the felt.

Comments please, including range of values if someone would venture a guess..

Jim

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Dear Jim, not many collectors for Japanese optics. They usually are a hard sell. You at least have a complete example including case/straps etc.I will forward this post with a link to my friend who is much more knowledgible & can provide a value.

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My friend Takehito Jimbo provided this additional info..Army type 92 periscope, made by Nihon Kogaku (Nikon)dated Dec. 1941.

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Hi Jareth, thank you.

I had never seen one of these and was quite surprised by both the complexity and the condition.

I appreciate the specifics.

Jim

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Awhile back I look at a Japanese artillery binoculars. With a grid tranposed on the lens. I was surprised how clear and bright they were.

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I wqas at first surprised by both the external ind internal condition of this range finder parascope. Now that we know it is NIKON, it makes sence. I listed this on Ebay. My friend needs the money.

Jim


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