Leica Leitz Elcan 7x50 Military NATO Binoculars Clean Nice
This rare Leica military Elcan 7x50 binoculars are in great condition cosmetically, mechanically and optically. Serial #03485. Military serial #1240-21-863-8282. Comes with original army green strap. Originally made for NATO forces during the cold war. Only 7500 examples ever made. They have two-element air-spaced objective lens to shorten focal length to reduce the size of the binocular. Extremely sharp and fine resolution for long distances. The ocular assemblies are O ring sealed for weather and dust proofing, and it has ports for Nitrogen filling to protect against hazing of prisms and internal condensation. Cosmetically clean; does show signs of moderate use but no abuse. Most of these binoculars are in rough shape with heavy signs of use. 7.5+/10 overall. Glass is clean and clear; no fog, fungus, separation or scratches. A must have for any collector or enthusiast. Desirable Elcan military grade equipment.