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#1 Inhapi

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 0613 AM

Hello,

 

Someone turned up at an astronomy used market site with a sighting telescope. Maybe someone here knows what it was used for ?

 

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Telescope sighting nr 38 Mk II 
O.S. 76. G.A. 
B.B.Ltd 1942 
Nr 25

 

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 0635 AM

There are a number of references online which suggest that this is a repurposed scope from much earlier than 1942, but no immediately obvious details on what it was for.
For example:
http://www.mapleleaf...ead.php?t=26913
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#3 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 0637 AM

As a pure guess, I would say possibly, Royal Observer Corp?


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 0645 AM

Thanks for the links.

I did some quick searching around, but didn't find these.


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 1848 PM

This chart has all manner of sighting telescopes, from No 22 through No 57, absent is No 38.

http://www.wwiiequip...-data&Itemid=61


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 0136 AM

My guess would be use on coast artillery of some kind.
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Posted 18 July 2019 - 0153 AM

What colour is the box painted? I cant tell if its blue or green.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 1151 AM

Is it not No. 3S rather than 38?
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Posted 18 July 2019 - 1236 PM

Is it not No. 3S rather than 38?

 

Yes that might be a capital S sprayed on with a badly applied stencil. But the scope itself is engraved with Mark 38.


Edited by Panzermann, 18 July 2019 - 1238 PM.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 1522 PM

I found this:

 

"A question about these No38 scopes was raised recently on another forum. The consensus was that although there is little information available online, the No38 appears to be a repurpose/rebuild of the WW1 era No2 scope which was used on Scott-Vickers fire control systems on warships. What it was used for in WW2 I do not know."

 

from: http://ww2f.com/thre...elescope.70785/

 

Marine or coastal artillery seem conceivable.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 1605 PM

What does the reticle look like?


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