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German WWII High Turret Sniper Scope Case for Mauser 98K Rifle - High Quality Reproduction

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Only one available: This high quality reproduction of the German WWII 98k Mauser turret sniper scope can is in good condition. It holds the paint color of the Afrika Korps, and the paint has just some signs of wear to it. The can bears two different markings, “JVB” and a German Waffenamt to give it a more authentic WWII feeling to it. The sniper scope can is made for the model Zf. 39. High Turret. This scope was used by the Germans in WWII. It was usually mounted on the 98k.

Immediately after World War I ended, Germany began a clandestine system of rearmament called ‘Aufrüstung’, quietly flouting the restrictions placed on it by the Allies at Versailles in 1919. This was hugely expanded after the NSDAP came to power in 1933. A small part of this was the limited issue of telescopic-equipped rifles, mostly left over from World War I.

In 1939, the OKW allegedly issued a directive to begin a sniper program. This program resulted in the turret sniper. The turret system was the first specifically designed scope mounting system for the K98k. The Zf.39 was the name given to this new sniper system. In late 1943, the low turret's front base and front scope ring were modified, resulting in the high turret. This simplification was almost certainly done to produce a more cost-effective, easier-to-manufacture sniper system. The front turret is 4mm taller as a result of this simplification. The terms "low" and "high" turrets are all collector's jargon. The only designation for the turret system during the war was Zf. 39.

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