This one extends to 17 inches (43 cm) from a compact 6.5 inches (15.5 cm).
A bit too large for most of today's pockets, these spyglasses fit nicely in the over-sized pockets of yesteryear's caped greatcoats and duffel coats. Military officers could tuck them into a haversack or saddlebag. This one extends to 17 inches (43 cm) from a compact 6.5 inches (15.5 cm). Probably once wrapped in leather, it is now completely brass. The majority of leather-wrapped scopes quickly lost their coverings in use. Most of these smaller instruments were made in France for export. This one is unmarked and probably dates to the late 19th century. It has its sliding cover in the eyepiece and a brass cap to protect the objective lens. It has good, clear optics and a nice even draw action.
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