MG34/42 Optical Sight Battery Box

MG34/42 Optical Sight Battery Box

MG34/42 Optical Sight Battery Box

 

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.

 

Fieldgrey painted sheet metal construction MG light battery box. Fold back top lid with a bar and hinge to the reverse and a spring loaded closure clip to the obverse. The closure clip attaches to a extended steel stud positioned on the lower front of the box’s body. The lower reverse of the box has dual drilled holes for the plug outlets for the electrical cable to attach it to the MG. One side of the case has a brazed on, extended, slotted, sheet metal panel designed to secure the box to the MG’s tripod. The interior body of the case still contains the bakelite frame. The interior top lid has a glued on protective horse hair panel. Stamped to the steel in the top lid is the partly obscured under the "horse hair" is the manufacturers name KFE.....? And also the year of manufacture 1940. To the other side of the inside top lid is an WaA stamp.  The case is in very good condition and shows minor signs of age and use. The filedgrey paint is still intact to ca 95%!

 

Very hard to find a better one!! 



245.00‚ā¨

MG34/42 Optical Sight Battery Box
[EG18017]