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    HENSOLDT-WETZLAR 10X50 with case

    Vet pick up of a pair of HW's 10X50's, nice 1945 dated case, frn42 dated latch, serial number is 35286. They needed calibrating so I repaired them myself, kind of a hobby when I get a pair messed up, keeps me sane! Enjoy and please comments are welcome! Thank you. Dave.
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    Good job! I find a great satisfaction in resurrecting old optics. What's the discolouration on the case and does it peel off like a plastic coating? I have a Leitz case from the same period similarly discoloured (and peeling) and wondered if it was a rudimentary waterproofing.

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      Sgt. Bilko
      Yeah it looks like a clear plastic maybe varnish for water proofing, I think your right. I was really happy when I opened the lid and saw a 1945 date!

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        #4
        Thanks for that - little by little we build up more info. My Leitz plasticised case is a late war one too.

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          #5
          My pleasure, like you say 'little by little we build up more info'. We all learn from oddities! Also, when I first got these, the optics are clear, but I had to readjust the prisms inside, not an easy task, HW's have complicated adjustments, patience is the KEY!

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            #6
            I think you have more patience than me - I tend to avoid HW roof prism adjustments like the plague. Even fiddling with cemented Porro2 prism systems like Ross No5's and Zeiss 8x60 tall's are preferable to me.

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              #7
              Thank you for the info, and yes, I prefer working on war time 6X30's, all makers, but 10X 50's or 7X50's I avoid to a point. If there cheap enough, what the heck!

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