Just in time for the Holidays comes an opportunity to possess what has to be one of the rarest and best made binoculars to be offered by the famous importer JASON (Jake and Son).
Sporting Bak-4 prisms this unusually wide 12 degree has also got to be The Widest reverse Porro design binocular to hit the market. Reverse Porro places the oculars higher than the objectives and offers a sleek, ultra modern look. As well, it has a front focusing barrel. And proportioned projecting objective bells so that the ring and pinky finger grasp the body while middle fingers can spin the focuser. Slim screw up plastic eye cups nearly disappear when in the down position.
JB-22 produced probably in the 1980s (if any one could comment, I'd appreciate any input), this example is in Sterling shape. Optics are pristine as is the cosmetic and mechanical condition. Its JTII inspection sticker is intact and still legible.
Views are startlingly wide, bright, and crisp! If you've never used a vintage wide angle, no less a super/ultra wide such as this one, you will simply be amazed. I routinely get "WOW!" out of folks who've peered through eleven degree wonders I've offered them here at the house, or in flea markets at which we sell.
Comes with all accessories pictured: Case in fine shape, both original carry straps, all four logo lens caps and original cleaning cloth.
I'm starting the auction at the price set for a minty example also being sold here that is 8 degrees/420' @ 1000 yds. This gorgeous bin is 1/3 again wider at 12 degrees 630' @ 1000 yds. and even rarer.
Good luck and have a very Merry Christmas.
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