A good pair of vintage WWII US army M3 6×30 binoculars. The binoculars are in overall good working condition with clear images. Serial number 105863.
Note: The M3 6×30 model was the standard US Army binoculars during WWII by Nash-Kelvinator until 1943/1944 when replaced by the M13 model. It is comprised of various metals, coated in a black lacquer, and finalised with leather and synthetic rubber for ergonomic comfort. it could be worn around the neck on a leather strap or kept in a special holster. Service binoculars were issued to officers, NCOs, artillery spotters, pilots and snipers. Used extensively for reconnaissance, the N-K M3 6×30 proved invaluable in tactical and support roles. A total of 311263 were made at that time at a coat of $71 each. More information can be found here and on this link.
Magnification: 6 x
Objective lens diameter: 30mm
Eye lens diameter: 17mm
Individual eyepiece focusing.
Serial number: 105863
Field of view: 8.5° (148.75m/1000m)
On the left prism plate engraved: Binocular M3 6×30.
On the right prism plate engraved: NASH KELVINATOR CORP. 1943 H.M.R.
Dimensions (when binoculars fully open): 175mm (W) x 120mm (H) x 55mm (D)
The binoculars are in good working condition with correct collimation and nice clear images for their age.
Comes with leather case (straps come off).
Wear and tear to the binoculars body appropriate with age and use.
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