1900 to 1918
1915 Periscopic Prism Company Ltd. Sniper scope, used on Enfield SMLE (serial n° 6133 Y) during WW1. Even if several scope models were used by the United Kingdom during WWI, the 1915 P.P.Co was the most used by British snipers.
Below : a black & white picture showing snipers of the King’s Own Regiment in Salonika, possibly June 1916.
This 3x sniper scope was made by Voigtländer in Braunschweig. A lot of these were used during WWI. This one is bearing the rifle serial number 1139 cc but its mounts bears a different number. Below you can see a b&w picture showing a German sniper using this scope in the trenches during winter 1916.
Here is a complete set used by a German sniper during WWI. The scope was made by Oigee in Berlin, model Luxor 3x. The scope, mounts and carrying case bear the G98 serial number 7368 bb. The case also comes with its little cleaning brush and mount adjustement key.
The well-known picture below shows a German sniper aiming through a similar scope from its trench during WWI. Note the carrying case attached to its belt.
ZF39 Leather protection caps
R.Fuess Berlin-Steglitz 3x Carrying case
C.P. Goerz Berlin 4x is an interesting WWI scope because it was mounted on a mount which could be seen as the ancester of the WWII turret mount. This was, with the similar Goerz 3x mount, the only mounts from 14-18 that could be changed from a G98 to another one without modification (having the right bases on it, of course).
C.P. Goerz Berlin 4x Carrying case
C.P. Goerz Berlin 4x Carrying case made during World War I era. The case was originally painted green.
Bavarian type sniper scope made by Dr. Walter Gerard in Charlottenburg. Along with the Voigtländer Skoparette, the Dr. W. Gerard “G” 4x was a Bavarian “classic” sniper scoped used during World War I. Note the Bavarian style meter dial 200m – 400m – 600m.
Pre WWI G.Z.IIII Prismatic rifle scope made by Carl Zeiss in Jena.
C.P. Goerz Berlin 3x scope wearing the rifle number (gewehr. Nr.) 6876. Meter dial is Prussian style 1-10. This mount was one of the first interchangeable models made for sniper use, allowing to mount the scope on any other rifle fitted with the right bases without needing of gunsmith modifications.