Collecting Military Binoculars

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6 x 30 Mark XXIX mod. 0 US Navy BU Ships  Universal Camera Corp. N.Y. 1942

 

 

No: 16905

 

A lot of Navy binoculars were model  B&L 7 x 50.  But there were also smaller 6 x 30  B&L model bino's for the Navy, most of them without reticle, like this MK XXIX mod. 0 (only built in 1942 ). I don't think it was waterproof. There are only 2 screws in the cover plates. To make it waterproof, one should redesign the cover plates to provide for the use of a synthetic rubber gasket and a greater number of fastening screws. Also a good wax for sealing the objective lens and objective assembly is necessary.