Lot 1408    

[Cameras] Japanese World War II Rokuoh-Sha Machine Gun Camera
12/10/2012 - Stereoviews and Early Photography / Goldszer Collection: Timed Online Auction
Rare Japanese Rokuoh-Sha Type 89 machine gun camera by Konishoruko (later Konica), used to train aerial machine gunners during ca 1931 through the end of World War II.  This unit, modeled after the British Thorton-Pickard Hythe camera itself modeled on the Lewis Gun, would be mounted in a Mitsubishi Zero or other attack aircraft during training, allowing the operator to be tested for accuracy before being sent into combat with live ammunition.  Fitted with a Rokuoh-Sha F4.5, 75mm lens. 

Condition:  
Scattered nicks, scratches, and paint loss.  Missing sights.  Edges of sight barrel dented.
Sold: $470.00
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