FRENCH WW2 TRENCH PERISCOPE
WW2 Era French Ministry Of War Military SRPI GT-6 Micro Grades Extendable Trench Periscope With Original Hard Leather Case.
This is an original WW2 era French Ministry of War extendable trench periscope. It is in unused excellent condition with fully functional graduated optics. It measures 16” closed, with handle folded and 27 ½” extended . The alloy metal work retains its original green paint. It has a Bakelite eye piece adjustable for focus and folding wood handle. The periscope tube is marked There are no signs of damage or repair. The periscope is marked ‘MG’ (Ministère de la Guerre) and maker marked to Puteaux above and below number 51/2077. The periscope is complete with its original sturdy brown leather fitted carry case. The scope fits snugly into the case which has a full hinged lid with side strap missing. The rear of the case has 2 belt loops. A large quantity of these periscopes were captured by the Germans during WW2 who used them for their own use. This example has never been issued due to its condition