German MG08 Maxim Indirect Fire Director: WWI Era Issue

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Original Item: These are the original Indirect Fire Directors that were used in conjunction with multiple MG 08 Machines Guns with overlapping fields of fire in WW1. Beautifully made in Germany these actual units were supplied to Germany's then WWI Ally Turkey and bear some Turkish markings although all numerals are readable to the western eye. Constructed from brass and steel with off-set optics, integral compass and level, the entire instrument rotates 360 degrees and comes equipped with special built-in hinged magnifying lens for ease of use with calibrations. The body of the instrument is painted Battleship Grey and traces of what we understand to be maker markings can be seen just under the paint. Not intended mounting on the weapon itself, but used on optics tripod or level surface to co-ordinate fields of fire, this became an essential accessory for trench warfare. Original German made Turkish Contract Maxim MG 08 Indirect fire Directors, only a few sets available each comes in custom leather hard box pouch with remains of leather shoulder strap. Exceptionally Rare.

We have a three with original brass compass covers, if you want a cover please request so when ordering and choose the hand select option.

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