SF14Z Gi & RK31 Family Group Photo (January 2024)

When searching the sinking old post of my FB Page found nothing of my SF14Z Gi mounted on tripod 31. Also haven’t post its transport case in full gear condition. When the weather was allowed tried to take a group photos so dug out all my tripods, SF14Z in its case, RK31 with wooden and…
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Leather Carrying Pouch for Messkreis?? (May 2022)

This pouch was on eBay the seller listed as ‘Original WWII German transport leather box for aiming circle RK31 1939′. With markings ‘Wamp 1939‘. It needs some stitching when received, there are deep scratches at inside, as it was tight fits to the box.  A shaft stand at the bottom of the pouch. Quiet tight to…
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Messkreis group (January 2024)

The Messkries is always hard to find and expensive. My first one was restored from relic, hardly turning smoothly, later sold. Over the years found couple of good Messkries, mostly German and some French. Sold some and keep some for the optics and as pouch filling. Here are three of it, all German: *bmj may…
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RK31 Richtkreis 31 Completed Sets of Wooden and Leather Carrying Cases (April 2022)

Was not intended to keep two full sets of RK31, as the first scope was almost in relic status but in low price. I was too ignorance to dream of restoring it easily, but it took almost two years to achieved. During this period a good set was found in Norway in very low price…
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RK31 Wooden Carrying Case (May 2020)

The RK31 Richtkreis aiming circle with all its accessories in wooden carrying case. The box been removed all details inside after the war and the optic unit been repainted in Norwegian green. Some said the box should be preserved as it is, but this is not to apply to my collection as the old wood…
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Battle of Authion (June 2021)

My friend sent me pics of his event. Scherenfernrohr S.F. 14 Z Gi mounted on Kleines spreizbares Scherenfernrohrgestell. I was really wished that I could be joint them.

SF14Z on Small expandable scissor telescope frame (Kleines spreizbares Scherenfernrohrgestell) (March 2020)

If the German name is correct this dedicated designed was specially for supporting the heavy SF14Z scissor telescope in more maneuverable way. Playing with it with and without the Messkreis and lighting devices, but once again it was facing the wall in my yard. LOL!!

Restoration of the Small expandable scissor telescope frame (Kleines spreizbares Scherenfernrohrgestell) (February 2020)

This rusty covered little tripod came with a fragile canvas case. It became a beauty after bathed by WD40. It is still robust after decades of negligence. The thin metal rods structure is the highest performant of German engineering and metallurgy. Once tried to cover it in OG to protect the bare metal. But  Glan…
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RK31 on Small expandable scissor telescope frame (Kleines spreizbares Scherenfernrohrgestell) (March 2020))

This funny little tripod was designed for the SF14Z. This was my playing with RK31 mounted onto the Kleines spreizbares Scherenfernrohrgestell on 2020. As long as the shaft and the locking tube are standardize most devices and tripods are matching. It is the results of the German Engineering after all.   

RK31 mounted on Small Tropod 31–Kleines Gestell 31 (February 2024)

Happy to put together of my second RK31 from its leather carrying cases onto the Kleines Gestell 31. Which fulfilled the Waffen SS soldat in the pic. Don’t know where to carrying the Messkreis, may be in a leather pouch like this.