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1942 WWII U.S. Army M69C Artillery telescope and sight for the M1, 57mm anti tank artillery gun

The U.S. M1 57mm anti tank gun was a close copy of the British 6 pounder  anti tank gun, and around 16,000 were produced from May in 1941 to war end. They employed my M69C artillery telescope/ sight for ranging and sighting, and these were normally stored in a case, then installed when the artillery was emplaced for use.

1942 WWII Swedish Army Svenska Armén NIFE 6x30 military monocular with graticule / ranging grid and case, Optic property Nr. 1507.

M69 Telescope mount, on M1 57mm cannon

1942 Hensoldt German made Swedish Army military binoculars with graticule, ocular guard, uniform strap, and case.

1942 Hensoldt 6x30 Swedish army military binoculars.
1942 Hensoldt  6x30 jumelles militaires de l'armee Suedoise.
1942 Hensold t 6x30 Schwedische armee militarfernglas.
1942 Hensoldt  6x30 prismaticos militares del ejercito Sueco.
1942 Hensoldt  6x30 binoculares militares del ejercito Sueco.
1942 Hensoldt  6x30 Svenska armens militara kikare. 
1942 Hensoldt  6x30 binocolo militare dell'esercito Svedese.
1942 Hensoldt  6x30 Zweedse leger militaire verrekijker
1942 Hensoldt  6x30 den Svenske haerens militaere kikkert.
1942 Hensoldt  6x30 lornetka wojskowa armii Szwedzkiej.
1942 Hensoldt  6x30 Svedska armada vojensky dalekohled.
1942 Hensoldt  6x30 den Svenske haers militaere kikkert.
1942 Hensoldt  6x30 Sved hadsereg katonai tavcso.
1942 Hensoldt 6x30 ruotsin armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
1942 Hensoldt 6x30 binoculos militares do exercito Sueco.
1942 Hensoldt 6x30 Zviedijos armijos militarie binokli
1942 Hensoldt 6x30 Svedijos armijos karinai ziuronai.
1942 Hensoldt 6x30 Isvec ordusu askeri durbunleri.
1942 Hensoldt 6x30 Sjonauki saenska hersins
1942 Hensoldt Swedish army binoculars.

The Swedish army contracted with the German firm Hensoldt of Wetzlar Germany for my 1942 6x30 Swedish military binoculars which came with ocular guard, a 1943 marked Swedish property marked case, button flap, and have a graticule/ ranging grid. They appear to have Hensoldt serial number 539020 and Swedish optical property Nr.12016. The mismatched case originally had binocular Nr.13646.

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Text Box: WWII ERA SWEDISH MILITARY BINOCULARS AND OPTICS

In September 1939 Sweden made partial mobilizations of troops (Neutralitetsvakten), and on December 1939 Sweden made further troop mobilization and formed a 100,000 man army for Sweden’s NE border with Finland, The rearmament military budget represented 4.6% of Sweden’s GNP by mid 1942. 1,OOO binoculars were contracted from the US in 1940. Quantities of binoculars were contracted from German and Swedish makers in 1941, marked large crown 1942, and delivered 1941-1944 (Info credit: Robert Forslund & Hans Hogman)

1942 WWII Swedish Army Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 military binoculars with graticule/ ranging grid & case. Property Nr.140, serial no. 540440.

Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 Swedish army military binoculars.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 jumelles militaires de l'armee Suedoise.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 Schwedische armee militarfernglas.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 prismaticos militares del ejercito Sueco.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 Svenska armens militara kikare.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 binocolo militare dell'esercito Svedese.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 Zweedse keger militaire verrejijker.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 den Svenske haerens militaere kikkert.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 lornetka wojskowa armil Szwedzkiej.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 Svedska armada vojensky dalekohled.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 den Svedska haers militaere kikkert.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 Sved hadsereg katonai tavcso.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 Ruotsin armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 binoculos militares do exercito Sueco.
Hensoldt Wetzar 6x30 Zviedrijas armijas militarie binokji.
Hensoldt Wetzar 6x30 Svedijos armijos karinai ziuronai.
Hensoldt Wetzlar 6x30 Isvec ordusa askeri durbunleri.
Hensoldt Wetxzlar 6x30 Sjonauki saenska hersins.
Swedish army binoculars.

My 1942 German made Swedish army 6x30 binoculars serial #540440, with Nr.140  optical property number; has a right ocular graticule/ ranging grid; ocular cover; Swedish crown property mark, and mismatched 3 crown marked 1942 case. It has a replaced right ocular plate replaced with a Zeiss Silvamar plate. According to Robert Forsland, the 1942 dated 6x30 binoculars from all makers including Hensoldt, Zeiss, Busch, Nife, Aga contracted to have interchangeable parts. The ocular cover is soldier marked FK Nilsson Frywman.

WWII Bausch & Lomb U.S. made 6x30 Swedish Army military binoculars with graticule, ocular guard, and number matching case.

Bausch & Lomb 6x30 Swedish army military binoculars.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 jumelles militaires de l'armee suedoise.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 Schwedische armee militarfernglas.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 prismaticos militares del ejercito Sueco.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 Svenska armens militara kikare.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 binocolo miliare dell'esercito Svedese.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 Zweedse leger militaire verrekijker.k
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 den Svenske haerens militaere kikkert.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 lornetka wojskowa armii Szwedzkiej.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 Svedska armada vojensky dalekohled.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 den Svenske haers militaere kikkert
Bausch & Llomb 6x30 Sved hadsereg katonai tavcso.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 ruotsin armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 inoculos militares do exercito Sueco.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 Zvedrijas armijas militarie binokli.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 Svedijos aqrmijos kariniai ziuronai.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 Isvec ordusu askeri durbunleri.
Bausch & Lomb 6x30 Sjonauko saenska hersins.
Bausch & Lomb Swedish Army binoculars.

The Swedish army contracted with the U.S. firm Bausch & Lomb in Rochester New York in 1941 for my 6x30 Swedish military binoculars serial no. 252580, and Swedish army optical property Nr 5186 which came with an ocular rain guard, and Bausch & Lomb brand Swedish property marked case with matching number Nr.5186

Carl Zeiss Jena German made 8x30 Deltrintem Swedish Army Military Binoculars pre 1942

Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem Swedish Military Binoculars.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem Jumelles Militaires Suedoises
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem Schwedisches Militarfernglas
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem Binoculares Militares Suecoso.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem prismaticos del ejercito Sueco.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem Svenska armens militara kikare.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem binocolo militare dell'esercito Svedese.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem Zweedse keger militaire verrekijker.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem den Svenske haerens militaere kikkert.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem lornetka wojskowa armil Szwedzkiej.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem Svedska armada vojensky dalekohled.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem den Svenske haers militaere kikkert.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem Sved hadsereg katonai tavcso.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltintrim Ruotsin armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem binoculos militaeres do exercito Sueco.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem Zviedrijas armijas militarie biniokli.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem Svedijos armijos karinai ziuronai.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Dektrintem Isvec ordusu askeri durbunleri.
Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem Sjonauka saenska hersins.
Carl Zeiss Jena Swedish binoculars.
Carl Zeiss Jena Swedish military binoculars Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 Deltrintem Swedish military binoculars.

My Carl Zeiss Deltrintem 8x30 binoculars are center focus (unusual), and do not have a graticule ranging grid, and I believe they represent a substitute standard contract purchase by the Swedish military of an available binoculars model in the rush to obtain optics in WWII mobilizations. They are marked with a Swedish crown government property mark, and optical property Nr.1039. Thanks to Robert Forslund for personal help confirming identification.

I would like to highly recommend the book “Swedish Military Binoculars” by Robert Forslund as being the foremost resource on this topic.

C.P Goerz German made 6x Swedish Military Binoculars with Ranging Graticule. optical property Nr 358.

CP Goerz 6x Swedish Army military binoculars.
CP Goerz 6x jumelles militaires de l'armee suedoise.
CP Goerz 6x Schwedische armee militarfernglas.
CP Goerz 6x prismaticos militares del ejercito Sueco.
CP Goerz 6x binoculares militares del ejercito Sueco.
CP Goerz 6x Svenka armens militara kikare.
CP Goerz 6x binocolo militare dell'essecito Svedese.
CP Goerz 6x Zweedse leger militaire verrekijker.
CP Goerz 6x den Svenske haerens militaere kikkert.
CP Goerz 6x lornetka wojskowa armii Szwedzkiej.
Swedish Army binoculars.
CP Goerz 6x Svedska armada vojensky dalekohled.
CP Goerz 6x den Svenske haers militaere kikkert.
CP Goerz 6x Sved hadsereg katonai tavcso.
CP Goerz 6x Ruotsin armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
CP Goerz 6x binoculos militares do exercito Sueco.
CP Goerz 6x Zviedrijas armijas militarie binokji.
CP Goerz 6x Svedijos armijos kariniai ziuronai.
CP Goerz 6x Isvec Ordusu Askari durbunieri.
 CP Goerz Sjonauki sarnska hersins.

My C.P. Goerz binoculars have a right ocular military ranging granticule or grid, so would have been from an original military contract, and are marked with a large Swedish flat bottom crown (stora riksvapnet) government property mark over H.T., believed to likely be a branch of service abbreviation, since similarly marked “A” for Artilleriet and “I” for Infanteriet are know to appear on Swedish binoculars, bayonets and other military equipment. However, I have been unable to identify H.T What appears to be an original engraved property number was crossed out and Nr. 358 added. My binoculars are believed to be a C.P. Goerz Armee-Trieder model, which Goerz actively marketed as a military contract model.

1942 Nife 6x30 Swedish Army monocular.
1942 Nife 6x30 monoculaire de l'armee Suedoise.
1942 Nife 6x30 monokular der Scwedischen armee.
1942 Nife 6x30 monocular del ejercito Sueco.
1942 Nife 6x30 Svenska armen monokular.
1942 Nife 6x30 monocolo dell'esercito Svedese.
1942 Nife 6x30 Zweeds keger monoculair.
1942 Nife 6x30 Svensk haer monokulaer.
1942 Nife 6x30 monokular armii Szwedzkiei.
1942 Nife 6x30 monokular Svedske armady.
1942 Nife 6x30 den Svenske haer monokulaer.
1942 Nife 6x30 a Sved hadsereg monokularis.
1942 Nife 6x30 Ruotsin armeijan monokulaarinen.
1942 Nife 6x30 exercito Sueco monocular.
1942 Nife 6x30 Zviedrijas armijas monokulars.
1942 Nife 6x30 Svedijos armijos monokuliaras.

The Swedish brand Nife (a subsidiary of French owned Swedish firm SAFT Aktiebolag at the time), produced optical military equipment in the 1930’s/ 1940’s in addition to batteries. My Nife Swedish army 6x30 monocular and case are both Swedish crown military property marked, both dated 1942, and both marked with an apparent matching Nr.1507 military optical contract  item number, and they have their original straps, leather ocular cover, and yellow ocular filter. The Swedish army is known to have also purchased 1942 dated monoculars from the German firms of Busch, Hensoldt, and Spindler & Hoyer.

1941 WWII SAFT Nife 5 x 25 Swedish Army Svenska Armén Optical Gunsight for Kulsprutam M/36 8x63 mm Machine Gun, with optic property Nr. 2267.

1941 WWII Nife 5x25 Swedish Optical Gun Sight for machine gun.
1941 Nife 5x25 viseur de canon optique suedois pour mitralleuse.
1941 Nife 5x25 schwedisches optisches visier fur maschinengewehr.
1941 Nife 5x25 mirino svedese per mitragliatrice.
1941 Nife 5x25 mira de canon optico sueco para ametralladora.

My 1941 Nife Swedish medium machine gun optical sight is unusual in several aspects. First of all “Nife” was a trade marked brand name of SAFT Aktiebolag since 1916, and both this Swedish subsidiary and it’s French parent firm were primarily battery makers (and still are), and so all their various optical products produced in Sweden were almost an ancillary wartime product line. Optical sights on medium machine guns have never been commonly used elsewhere. The reason that Sweden put an optical sight with very complex compensating adjustments on their model 1936 Kulsprutam 8x63 mm Browning design based water cooled machine gun is because the Swedish military at that time were quite interested in indirect or plunging long range fire. (Medium and heavy machine guns are normally considered direct fire weapons).