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    Quote Originally Posted by BSchiebs View Post
    I have a cag zf 41/1 sn 4715 with a blue cross under the cag. duv eagle/214 mount. un-serialized.Attachment 165687Attachment 165688Attachment 165689Attachment 165690Attachment 165690Attachment 165691
    Nice cag
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    Quote Originally Posted by kentomon View Post
    Nice cag
    Thank you! My grandpa bought it in the 60's for next to nothing and gave it to me when I got my rifle. It's in remarkably good shape

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    This one came on a rifle that we are trying to authenticate in the Rifles sub-forum. Seems to be very similar to another ddv ZF41 posted in this thread on page 10. Thoughts? If she looks good feel free to add it to the database.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth2a View Post
    This one came on a rifle that we are trying to authenticate in the Rifles sub-forum. Seems to be very similar to another ddv ZF41 posted in this thread on page 10. Thoughts? If she looks good feel free to add it to the database.
    Very nice early ddv!
    If the mount is original to the scope, it should have rifle serial number near the duv on the rear arm.
    If there is no number, the mount was not used with the scope during the war.
    This does not mean the mount is repro or not good, means the mount is original but not to the scope.
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    Hello,
    I have decided to add rifle Serial# on the mount in the list of my database.
    Please understand this is only for study and not for finding a scope to make a matching set.
    I can not help anyone on that.
    http://zielfernrohr.b.la9.jp/ZF41database190105.pdf
    Last edited by kentomon; 02-01-2019 at 07:52 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kentomon View Post
    Hello,
    I have decided to add rifle Serial# on the mount in the list of my database.
    Please understand this is only for study and not for finding a scope to make a matching set.
    I can not help anyone on that.
    http://zielfernrohr.b.la9.jp/ZF41database180903.pdf
    Great!
    Thanks!

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    Default 43 on 42 base

    having served ,its prob a field repair.bud broke itand had itreplaced with spare.also hav a z41 type 2 that dabrought back with can.lol,although he was always pissed off he cut the strap off when all he had to do was unhook it.but he daid he was in a hurry.no doubt

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    Default The origin of ZF41

    Here is my latest acquisition. It is the earliest example of ZF41 Type1. In fact, it is not ZF41, being made much earlier than its official introduction (14.7.1941). Of course, it is not marked “ZF40” neither, and is only marked “Z.F.”.
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    This is the only type marked with marker name “Busch” (Emil Busch, later coded cxn) and the marker location “Rathenow”. All other makers use codes without exception.
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    From this one can assume the scope was made pre-1940 and the development of ZF41 was done by Emil Busch.

    The development of ZF41 began before the war. General Leeb, the last chief of Heereswaffenamt, wrote a book “Aus der Rüstung des Dritten Reiches” on Heereswaffenamt after the war in 1958.
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    On page35, he wrote the order for a rifle scope was made around 1938. While the HWaA suggested one with 4 power, the higher authority demanded one with 1.5 power and that was introduced. I guess the Emil Busch company had a strong connection with the Party. Even so, I am thinking that was not the only reason.
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    Great information Ken. Love learn new information about the ZF41. Thank you for sharing. And great scope!

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