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WWII GERMAN ENEMY FIRE FINDER - This is a German WWII enemy fire finder. As issued to military forces in the field. This item was placed in a side pocket of a leather map case. It was employed to detect the location from where the enemy was firing. That information could then be employed to neutralize the enemy fire.

Of metal construction and rectangular shape. Three piece construction. A smaller rectangular piece resides inside a metal frame. The smaller piece is hinged so it can rotate upwards. A white piece of material has been riveted tot the body. One end has a "U" shaped, hinged piece of metal that can only be rotated when the piece it is attached to has been moved away from the main frame. The frame is notched to accomodate the "U" shaped piece when everything is in the closed position.

The following markings are found on one side of the tool "dhq H/6400", followed by what appears to be a serial number. The other side has considerably more text which includes the sentence "Halle knieend Deckungswinkelmesser". The last line appears to have a conversion factor "Strichabstand = 5/5400".

The side of the tool is graduated so it can be used as a ruler on a map.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German collectibles. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German collectible worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the collectibles is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German items in the collector's market is illustrated.

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Many German items are currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of the items. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of a german military collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other collectibles of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German Collectibles identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe), political, civil service, homefront and many more areas.


The value for WWII German military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Value $70.00 $70.00 $80.00 $85.00 $90.00 $100.00 $110.00 $120.00 $130.00 $135.00 $140.00 $140.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade B B B B B B B B B A A A

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Mar 6th, 2017
Germans items that were used at the front during WWII have become collectibles. The item featured here is moderately hard to find. In general the appreciation has been OK. It is expected that this trend will continue.

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