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I am trying to gather any info on this scope. I'm not familiar with older WWI era scopes. Can anyone provide info on this scope and its markings. Even though it looks rough from the outside the glass is crystal clear. It has the standard German post type reticle.
 

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the photos are to dark for me to make out the eyepiece marking or the serial number on the side of the elevation housing.
it looks like a model G4x.the little tab on the top of the elevation housing was used on early scopes,before about 1910.so the eyepiece marking should have the Berlin W50 marking rather than the later Charlottenburg marking.this change also took place about 1910.
the scope was made before 1910.
it looks like the Gerard Company was "taken over" by Zielfernrohrhause,Berlin in the early 1920s.they sold gerard scopes but some models were dropped and others added.the style of the markings changed and G Gerard was the only marking on the eyepiece.
the last i see on the gerard scopes is about 1930.
 

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The markings are as follows.
G
D.R.G.M.
DR. W. GERARD
CHARLOTTENBURG

The numbers on the side of the elevation housing are 9389.

There are no other markings on the scope that I can find.
 

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thanks for the addional info.it must be a transitional scope or have an eyepiece from a later scope.
i would still put the scope date at about 1910.
 

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What do the initals D.R.G.M. stand for?? and what is the "G" .

Would this be a civilian scope or could it have been used as sniper scope?
 

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the G is the model letter.every model gerard scope had a model letter.
B 3x
C 4 1/2x
D 7 1/2x
E 2 3/4x
G 4x
K 5 3/4x
L 4 3/4x
M 4x
 
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