Stores Reference 8B/2483. 1943 dated. This classic Reflector Gun Sight was partially developed by S/Ldr. R.P. Beamont as a modification of the MK.II* and incorporated an adjustable angled glass reflector screen. By turning the knob on the right side of the sight, the screen angle was changed between 0 and 5 degrees. This could be used to compensate for the drop-off when rockets were fired. Used on such aircraft as Spitfires, Hurricanes, Typhoons and Beaufighters. Complete with wiring loom/plug and bulb holder and non original bulb.
The paintwork is very good although a little grubby. The original glass is in extremely good condition and the rubber cushion remains complete and undamaged. The wiring loom, plug and bulb holder are all equally good. Unfortunately the knurled range-setting rings are absent (range can be set without them via the small protruding pins - see photos) and the screen angle adjusting knob doesn't move. The side-plate of the gunsight on this side has 3 screws missing allowing easy access behind. It is easy to see the angle adusting mechanism so perhaps this could be fixed? The sight has a well marked data plate with 1943 dated serial number. Comes in its original wooden transit case with leather carry handle and data plate. In complete condition this would sell for £1000 or more and whilst the sight has a few issues it still displays very well and is priced accordingly. Stock code M27429.