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    Whats this......a spy scope!

    Got this from I do not know where and it has alluded all identification it is pictured next to a 17HMR to give scale to the piece.
    Believe it or not it is quite well made and the view you get with it belies its size even with it being a single draw.
    It reminds me of something as resistance fighter would have or an OSS agent sadly there are no makers marks on it has anyone a clue as to what it is.
    It may be a childs toy but seems too well made for that and would easily be lost or wrecked with a child.

    TIA
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    Cinders,
    I sell reverse door viewers and this is what I thought it was initially, but decided with the single drawer its a simple monocular my old friend IMHO.
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Thanks Gil think I will put it to use hunting as its allot lighter than throwing the rifle up to look through its scope

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    So the puzzle is solved from another site the explanation and link to what this really is;
    Link - monocular, miniature | Imperial War Museums

    Explanation (plus some more pics from the IWM & other forum) ~ It is a WW2 MI9 produced 'baby telescope' / mini Monocular / telescope. A very small telescope which is shown and identified in Per Ardua Libertas as for Post Capture use 'for watching guards, etc'.

    See post #149 in my thread:
    Escape and Evasion / Survival aids - Silk maps and Escape Compasses + more!

    These are relatively rare and quite desirable.Pictures # 1 - 2 from IWM # 3 - 4 are from persons private collection.

    Thanks to those that replied cannot remember what I paid for it but it wont be going anywhere well not until I am flashed & ashed
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    Cinders,
    So it was a puzzle............whats the prize, I nearly said 4.5 X as well?

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