MG34/42 Optical Sight Battery Box, Early Version

MG34/42 Optical Sight Battery Box, Early Version

MG34/42 Optical Sight Battery Box, Early Version

 

 

Both the MG34 and the MG42 came equipped with a wide variety of accessories including assorted optical enhancement devices of which the most common were the "Zielfernrohr 34" and the improved "Zielfernrohr 40" optical sights. Both of these sights came with assorted accessories including an attachable light for use at night. The attachable light came with a specific battery box and cable. The box would contain three small batteries which would attach to the sight by a cable, allowing for enhanced night vision.

 

Here we have an Brown leather construction battery box with steel and brass fittings for use with the Zielfernrohr 34 and Zielfernrohr 40 optical sights. The box has a fold back top lid with a stitched leather hinge to the reverse and a stitched on closure strap to the obverse. The closure strap attaches to a leather reinforced steel roller buckle which is positioned on the front of the box’s body. The left side of the box has a stitched on horizontal loop designed to attach it to the tripod of the machine gun. The right hand side of the box has dual stitched on belt loops with two corresponding horizontal retaining loops. The belt loops each have a cut-out eyelet which secures to brass studs on the bottom of the box. The reverse of the box has a small screwed on tan bakelite panel with two prong holes for attaching the light cable. The interior of the box has a tan bakelite insert with brass terminals and a red/Brown web HBT battery removal strap. When the top lid is open it reveals a couple of markings/stamps in the leather. Year of manufacture "1939", maker mark for "JDEM . WEDEL" and also a "Wa4217" stamp. The box is Close to mint condition just minor signs of age.

 

Impossible to upgrade!!



245.00€

MG34/42 Optical Sight Battery Box, Early Version
[EG18015]