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Optics folks, what do I have here?

#1 Post by NF42 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:28 am

Came across this interesting scope. The quality seems very very good, but I can find absolutely nothing about this. From what I can scrounge up Oigee manufactured scopes often used by WWI snipers, but this one seems perhaps a commercial model for export? I doubt it would say "Made in Germany" if it was for domestic use :P Also cannot find anything at all on "Luxa-Lite"

I figured it might be some kinda counterfeit, but who'd counterfeit a scope most people have never heard of, and if they did they made a damn fine optic in the process.

Anyway, does anyone have any clue in hell what this is?

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#2 Post by foghorn » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:47 am

From an eBay listing:
From 1905 till world war II Oigee was well known for manufacturing optical sights like airplaine scope sights, reflector gun sights for airplane, rifle scopes and military binoculars 6x30.
http://www.ebay.de/itm/oigee-wehrmachts ... 3d09b69d9e
Company Oigee from Berlin produced sporting and target rifle scopes in Germany prior to World War I for use on sporting and target rifles.With the onset of the war, Oigee/Berlin scopes, along with many other previously manufactured sporting rifle scopes, were adapted by the German Army for use on their Scharfschutzen-Gewehr 98 Sniping Rifles and Military training rifles. All Oigee/ Berlin scopes are scarce in the USA.

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Re: Optics folks, what do I have here?

#3 Post by LMoore » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:29 pm

Looks post-war (WWII). Photo shows eyepiece adjustment screw is present which really didn't appear until after WWII.

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#4 Post by Marlene » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:11 pm

Pre war. "Made in Germany" not "West Germany"
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