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I have a pair of Leitz 7x50beh binoculars which I believe are probably WW2. They are in very good, original condition and have the rubber armour to the eyepieces etc. They have the number 469848 inscribed under the rubber together with 7x50beh. Does anybody know, or how can I find out, the estimated year of production & any other history?
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Talk with Simon S and he should be able to answer some of your questions.
 
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Hi Gretski,
You have the standard Leitz German Navy binocular from WW2.
It is pictured in the monograph by Hans Seeger, "Military Binoculars and Telescopes"  on p 290.
That book has been offered on the Deutsche Optik web site, but is pricey, about $160 if memory serves.
There is some info on the various Leitz binocular models here: http://www.europa.com/~telscope/binotele.htm
but not the production data that you seek,  only for Zeiss.
The beh code was  introduced around 1941-42, so your glass was produced after that.
Note that it has the fittings for the desiccant cartridges next to the eye pieces. It might be worth seeing if they are still there, they can be reused after drying out.
Seeger's writeup notes that this glass is rarely found in good condition, as usually the prisms have chips flaked off  because the mountings were not so well designed.
This glass has not had the fan base that the Zeiss 7x50 and 8x60 naval glasses enjoy, which has driven the price of those glasses up to  the multi thousands. However, it is a valuable collectors item.
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