The 'phantom' scopes: Zf42 and Zf39. Any info?

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The 'phantom' scopes: Zf42 and Zf39. Any info?

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I keep seeing on various sites about German sniper rifles mentions about Zf39 and Zf 42 (5x scope) being used with the KAR98K rifle in the sniper role. However, when i try to find details about them (including pictures), it is impossible. All i get is Dyalitan, Zf41,Zf4, Kahles, etc. On another specialised forum, no one even heard of a Zf 42. Can someone clear these out? (btw , i tried even on auction sites, but no effect)

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Zf 42 had a 5x magnification and Zf 39 had a 4x magnification.

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red,
Perhaps the "Zf42" is mistaken for the "ZFG42" (Voigtländer, 5X) for the "D" and "E" type FG42?
Just an educated guess...

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You might be right, but they keep saying that a certain ZF42 5x scope was used on the KAR98K rifles. I saw that on many sites. (it's also true they copy/pasted the text from one to another in some cases)

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Hello to all :D; as per the source, just a picture here.........................

Zielfernrohr ZF 42.

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German soldier cleaning his K98k with 4xZeiss ZF42 telescopic sight...........................

Source: http://www.wikingeretow.com/german-sold ... pic-sight/

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I try again
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Hello to all :D; more...................................

Assault troops in wooded area!

Source: https://lomax-militaria.de/original-mil ... 1942?c=165

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Waffen SS assault troops move in a wooded area; The soldier in the foreground carries a rifle with a telescopic sight (ZF39 Scope?)...................................
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Hello to all :D; about the previous photo...................
The soldier in the foreground carries a rifle with a telescopic sight (ZF39 Scope?)
it is actually a Hensoldt-Wetzlar DIALYTAN 4x. But someone pointed out to me that the weapon has a folding monopod..........was this type of support, artisanal adaptation, common? Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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