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Hey guys,
Here are a few more interesting parts. The first is a sight/aiming mechanism of some sort. Initially I thought it was for a machine gun but now think it may not be. It is milled, very heavy, very well made, and only marked B.& C. When looking through the glass lens all you can see is an arrow rather than a reticle. Any ideas?
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The other is again a aiming device of some sort. It has no markings other than matching numbers on the base and top portion. Maybe recoilless rifle?
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All help is greatly appreciated.
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2nd Looks like survey equipment, soike in ground.
 

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Some thoughts

The first sight , with arrow, appears to be a collimator type sight
for a Bofors style sight base. My guess is that is may have
been used as an emergency sight when the issue sight was
lost or damaged. Most likely an Anti Tank gun.

The second metal sight, with scale, could very well have been a
windage sight for a locally made WW1 trench mortar.

Boremax
 
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