UK Telescope sighting No 9 Mk III- lot 0250

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  • Margin
  • Buyer's premium 16.5 % of the hammer price and VAT according General Conditions
  • Location: Nederweert The Netherlands
  • Estimated Price: Euro 150,- Euro 300,-

Telescope, Sighting, No 9 Mk III. 1944
Manufacturer: OS United Kingdom
Dimensions: (L x B x H) 64 x 11,5 x 8,5 cm.
Weight: approx. 14 kg.

History / Summary
The No 9 Mark III telescope is made from brass tubing and fittings with multiple coated glass lenses in tube. The eyepiece is offset at 45 degrees. The focus ring has a variable magnification ring up to 16 power magnification. The tube is colored gloss black with the markings ‘TELESCOPE SIGHTING NO 9 MARK III, O S 877 G.A. 1944 No 43'
The No 9 Mark III telescope was used by the British and Australian Army and Navy heavy long range artillery units during the Second World War for coastal defense installations.

This box held a telescope (OS 877 G.A.) manufactured at OS in 1944.

Considering the year of construction, the condition of this telescope is excellent. It gives a very clear image, and all settings still work properly.

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