Military Surplus Hensoldt Binoculars 8x 30mm
40 years old and still some of the best glass ever produced! True German military surplus binoculars manufactured by Hensoldt Wetzlar in the early 1970s. Rugged metal bodies overlaid with rubber armor are designed to stand up to rain, snow and mud, not to mention being tossed around inside a tank. Everything about these binoculars says “rugged”, yet the Hendsoldt (later Zeiss) glass takes advantage of decades of German glass-grinding know-how. Crystal clear images coupled with great light transmission makes these binoculars impressive even today. Hurry, this deal absolutely won’t last and who knows if we’ll ever get more!
Grade 1: Excellent to New/Unissued – Binoculars will be in excellent to unissued condition. The rubber coating will be in great shape with no marks. The lens caps will be soft and pliable. Lenses are clear and crisp and carrying strap will be present and functional. Focus knobs will have bright white numbering. Light oxidation may be present from long term storage but easily wipes off. Products may be outside of original manufacturer’s packaging but they will show minimal or no signs of wear.
Grade 2: Good to Very Good – Binoculars will be in good to very good condition. The rubber coating will be in good shape with some minor marks from field use. Lens caps will be pliable with some slight cracking but not broken. Carrying strap will be present with all binoculars. Focus knobs will have white numbering and marking. Presence of replacement parts will cause color variations. Moderate oxidation may be present from long term storage but easily wipes off.
Grade 3: Fair to Serviceable – Binoculars will be in serviceable condition. The rubber coating will show heavy signs of use with cracks and gouges in the rubber body. The lens caps may be cracked or show signs of dry rot. Lenses will be clear but may have slight imperfections that do not show up when viewing. Focus knobs will be etched and may still have white paint showing but will still be fully operational. Presence of replacement parts will cause color variations. Heavy oxidation may be present but easily cleans up with proper maintenance.
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