The German ZF-41 Optic



In our continuing occasional series on optical sights, here's a close look at the German WWII ZF-41 optic. It is a scout-style, 1.5x magnification scope, and was the most widely produced and used scope in German WWII service.

Originally intended to be general issue, production limitations led to the ZF-41 being pushed into service in place of the higher-magnification scopes with actual snipers, which led to its less-than-stellar reputation.

When tested for its intended DMR role, it provides a significant advantage over iron sights - you can see us test this out in this video:

Testing the ZF-41

    • Uploaded: 06/03/2015