cooke troughton & simms MKIII

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by d lough, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. d lough

    d lough Junior Member

    I have a CTS no 4 MKIII instrument flash spotting binoculars
    Can anybody tell me anything about them?
    Doug
     
  2. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    The set you mention are quite rare , think price wise about £250-300 depending on condition.
     
  3. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Doug/James,
    For the uninitiated would you care to tell us (well ok, me!) what they are?

    Mike
     
  4. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

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  5. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Cheers James, I have no idea what they are or what they were used for, but they sound interesting!!!

    Mike
     
  6. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Mike the main text in HS book is German the caption reads- " Military optic for observing fall of shot and determining position of enemy fire.
    It is a pity that these instruments are polished by dealers and are as such devalued.
    The flash spotter is supplied with a metal case and is screwed to the base plate for transportation. This instrument was also used by the US Army, the designation was M2".

    Flash spotter - the gun flashes of enemy guns.

    On the subject of dealers polishing these and those like them , bloody idiots.
    They sell at grossly inflated prices to rich gormless individuals who want a neat piece of furniture or something to hang their designer jumpers on.

    In "Who do you think You Are" one celebrity was shown at home with a highly polished 10x80 flakglas on a stupid looking polished wooden tripod , fools and their money are easily parted.
    On eBay last week a Zeiss 12x60 polished up for sale at the sum of £1250., about three times what you would expect to pay for it , disgusting and daylight robbery in terms of price.
     

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