Please help identify bomber part

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  1. SSCGirl

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    #1 SSCGirl, Jul 27, 2011
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    Hi- I am new here, so please forgive me if I posted this in the wrong area or if you frown upon this kind of thing.

    I have a part here that I no idea what it really is. I have been told it is off a german bomber plane and is either a gyro directional or an electrical compass . The dollar value people have been throwing at me ranges from $50 - $2500. I have no idea what it is and would appreciate any well informed input. Thanks for your help!

    It is marked L1 on the body and L3 on the end.

    See pictures for description DSC05528.JPG DSC05525.JPG DSC05526.JPG DSC05530.JPG
     
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    #2 Wurger, Jul 28, 2011
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    PATIN PFK-f2 F├╝hrertochterkompa├č - pilot's repeater compass. This was used for most of single engine WWII Luftwaffe aircraft, such a Bf 109F, G, K, Fw 190 also bombers Ju 87 and many others.
     
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    That is indeed a Luftwaffe repeater compass Fl. 23334 as equipped on most German fighters such as previously mentioned. I would be interested in buying this item off you so please send me a PM (private message).
     
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    The variations in value could be based on whether or not it is functional. I think whoever made the lowest valuation either doesn't know what they were looking at, or were trying to grab a bargain at your expense.
    If it were mine, I'd take it to someone who specialises in WW2 memorabilia, for a valuation. They should be able to give you a reliable value on it.
     
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    The instrument is more then likely in the 1000-1300 euro (1300-1700 USD) range, possibly a bit more if functional sound. I believe it would be hard to properly test without the Mutterkompass (master compass) though.
    Please contact me if you are interested in selling or would like more information.
     
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    Great score, and great info here guys!
     
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    Thats about what I would have thought (having no knowledge of German instruments).
     
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