German WW2 ZB26 & ZB30 Antiaircraft Sight Set : Front & Rear
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Original Item: In WW2, one of the taskings of the light machine gun was to provide antiaircraft fire, and most countries provided special sights for this purpose. The front sight of the pair was typically a spider sight, so-called because of its resemblance to a spider web. The rear AA sight may be a separate device that attaches to the receiver, or it may simply be the regular rear sight, set at an assigned elevation angle for use with the front spider.
When Germany took over Czechoslovakia at the beginning of the Second World War, it acquired large stocks of all models of the fine Czechoslovakian machine guns, including accessories such as tripods and AA sights. Numerous period photographs show the Czech guns in use by German troops, and German commentaries testify to how well-liked these guns were.
IMA used to offer a set of antiaircraft sights for the ZB26 and ZB30, but we thought they were all gone. Recently, a small quantity was found. Item number XG2601 consists of a set including a front spider sight and an interesting, complicated rear post sight. To use the rear post sight, make sure your receiver has the appropriate socket, as shown in the photographs. We have found that receivers from different countries may or may not provide the rear sight socket. Whether or not the rear sight socket is present, we’ve found that the mount base…