A German Gunner's Range Finder
Lot 241
A German Gunner's Range Finder
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 5,000 - 6,700
Auction Details
Lot Details
A German Gunner's Range Finder
Maker's Mark ME, Crowned, Dated Anno 1686
Of brass, comprising a flat bar incised on one side with numbered scales each marked 'Zoll', adjustable central bar pierced with a vertical line of pin-hole sights and with pierced shaped finial, and integral plum-bob scale on the right to 45, on slightly arched base pinched in at the centre on both sides
12.2 cm. high


  • For an almost identical example see Jim Bennett & Stephen Johnston, The Geometry of War 1500-1750, 1996, pp. 36 and 39, no. 24, fig. 33
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