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Hello,

I have been sitting on these binocs for about 15 years now and I really dont know how much they are worth.  I have seen some go for as much as 2200 US dollars on ebay.

Mine are in very good condition.  The leather strap however is not attached anymore, but I have it.  The paint is chipping in just a couple of spots and it's very minor and also there is minor cracking on the rubber peices, hardly noticeable.  

The markings under the rubber pieces are ...
7x50 46184 BLC

I tracked that serial number to either 1911 or 1912.

Again, I am wondering what these could sell for.  I am planning on selling these in the VERY near future.

Thank you,
Shawn
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zeiss ´  blc code did came in  february 1941
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This is confusing.  I keep finding contradicting information on the serial numbers. 

This website dates them to early 1900s

Here is a picture of the binoculars I own that I found on the Internet...  http://www.trinitymarine.co.uk/products/132/2898/good_pair_of_kriegsmarine_7x50_u_boat_binoculars/

Any idea how much these could fetch at auction?
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Those are 1940s binoculars. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/01/2012 at 13:11
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1911 - No way.
 
 
zeiss did make 2  series with serialnumber in the ww2
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Ok great.  Thank you for clarification.  What are they worth?

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