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Re: Japanese WW2 Military Sight Binocular by Nikko
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2019, 09:39:15 PM »
Gents,

I shall pass on this one - I know how it is supposed to look when unaltered, and I like it that way.

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Re: Japanese WW2 Military Sight Binocular by Nikko
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2019, 09:52:16 AM »
I'll pass too Alex. I know how similar ones look but I'm often surprised by previously unkown WW2 Japanese optics that occasionally crawl out of the woodwork.

The Porro2 Toko highlighted recently was unknown until it appeared as was my Tomioka Aseros, Toko "smooth ocular" 7x50's and Japanese 8x50.

If I ever did get my hands on it though - I'd have some Acetone on that black paint in double quick time. ;D
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Re: Japanese WW2 Military Sight Binocular by Nikko
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2019, 02:44:36 PM »
Hi Niall,

This is undeniably true, I have several little known pieces myself, but this one just does feel right.

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Re: Japanese WW2 Military Sight Binocular by Nikko
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2019, 04:39:12 PM »
One should always trust one's instincts Alex - my canny Scots instincts are put off by the price. ;D
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Re: Japanese WW2 Military Sight Binocular by Nikko
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2019, 12:16:00 AM »
Oh you doubting Thomas's. Nikko Nr 477 (original posting showed Nr 722). ;)


https://www.ebay.com/itm/303019820590


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Re: Japanese WW2 Military Sight Binocular by Nikko
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2019, 12:53:34 AM »
This one does look authentic.

The tripod attachment for the previous one certainly does not.

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Re: Japanese WW2 Military Sight Binocular by Nikko
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2019, 09:45:31 AM »
I think this one is a contraption which combines the standard Japanese tube and a European turret (Krauss?)

We can now say they're both totally original optically - welcome proof that there are still unknown Japanese optical treasures to be documented.

In the unlikely event that  I find another online with a tripod attachment, I'll be sure to post it although my own instinct is it's original too.  ;)
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Re: Japanese WW2 Military Sight Binocular by Nikko
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2019, 06:55:04 PM »
Hi,this is the one I have www.monocular.info/nikko15x25x80.htm.
Apart from the tripod mounting which may be substituted and slightly differenteyepieces, the monouclar telescope Rodolfo referred to looks original to me. The eyecups are inscribed with magnification and f.o.v., a fact which is more typical of Japanes production than a French Krauss substitution.
Japanese optics are rarely found and available in Euroipe. They are mostly sold by US eBay and sellers, obvioulsy  taken there after WWII.
There was also one or two pre-war or WWI Niippon Kogaku or Japanese monocular with eyepiece revovlers.

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Re: Japanese WW2 Military Sight Binocular by Nikko
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2019, 08:09:49 PM »
Nice one Uli - I should have known you'd have one! Reticle illumination too? ;)
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Re: Japanese WW2 Military Sight Binocular by Nikko
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2019, 08:18:41 PM »
My model has a reticle illumination (window), but I do not have the lighting unit to attach to  :(