Home made wooden ZF4 scope box

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Thanks mate more to come.

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I have now made the holder for the spare lenses and improved the piece in the lid that forms the lid once the top is closed.

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I have now added the block that sits in the bottom for the scope mount to sit on . Nearly there just need to make the D rings and mounts for number two and sort the spring latches and were then ready for painting :) Oh and then fix the belt loops to the boxes after painting.

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Here is the scope box now . I just need the latch , paint and fix belt loop to box 1 for box 2 same and add the D rings and mounts.

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Estimated price for buying one from you?
"Klagt nicht - Kämpft!"

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Hi have PM ed you

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Back on this now the West German canteen set has come . I removed the spring latch and straightened the kink and reduced in length the top holding . I then made a holding plate the same as the original . This then screws to the box. The part it latches on to I used the one that the strap attaches to rather than the designated one . Reason for this is it has a better piece around it that when altered resembles the original mounting plate . I had to alter the lump piece. This latch is to big but I cant find a more accurate one size wise.

Please ignore the colour it is actually duller than the photo and is Humbrol dark green. But I'm changing this to a darker colour possibly using the RAL system to match the original one bellow.

I'm also going to alter the pull cord. And realy need thicker material for the 'D' rings. The mounts look bulky in the picture , but that's just the picture.

Box No.2 is un painted and awaiting the latch. The mounting piece is made ready for it.

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An original showing the smaller latch.

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in black and white

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Andy

WOW looking good

Just the D rings in my opinion.ill look what Ive got in that way at home

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Thanks mate . The problem we will have is the thicker D ring will foul the latch (see how close they are) If we had smaller latches thicker d rings would work . See what you can find and we can take it from there .I'm sure I can make it work. If you Google them there is loads on the net some as picture frame mounts .

Andy :)

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Here is an improved D ring thicker material sorry the pictures a bit blurred.

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Ive improved the spring latch mount . The D rings still need altering more of a round shape .


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Improved top mounting .
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original , the proportions look out as the latch on my box is to large.

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Latch locking dimple.

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This is now corrected spring latch moved (again :roll: ) and improved shape to the 'D' ring which is actually more of a rounded shape than a 'D'

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Just the over sized West German spring Latch that makes it look incorrect.

Box No.2 also has improved 'D' rings fitted :wink:

Also ordered some small fixings to hold the belt loop on . If these don't work I have another idea

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Original box.

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Box number two now ready for spraying :wink:

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I think you need to start a production run! If you ever did I'd buy one from you :D






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I have now made three of these two in ordnance tan and one will be in a Luftwaffe blue colour . I have now added the vinyl tab with the two flat rivets . The picture is a little out of proportion.

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