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Can anyone suggest a good, reliable, and trustworthy company or individual who can repair my E. German ZFK scope? The windage nob is frozen and I don't want to mess it up any further!!
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Call the German embassy in D.C., they have a list of employees who will translate the manual. If you can get someone with military experience so much the better....they will be familiar with the terminology. If they can't/won't help you, call the consulate in NYC...I know for a fact they have translators. Try for a German govt employee rather than someone from a "vendors list." The employee will be easier to work with and cheaper.

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If you want to go with a professional translation service, then be ready to pay possibly 2k or more to have the manual translated....Depending on the length of the manual

I would guess your best bet otherwise, is to find someone who repairs optics professionally and see if they can help you. Unfortunately I don't know anyone who repairs optics.
 

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May want to look into an old school camera repair shop. Such places typically do work on oder lenses and understand the sensitivity of the items they repair. The idea is pretty far out there, but if I had no other options, that would be the direction I went.
 

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I have an english translation of the manual, but it does not explain how to fix the stuck windage nob. I think the ZFK 4X25 was contacted out with Zeiss. if so maybe Zeiss USA can help. I really need someone who repairs scopes!!
 

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Well HELLL!!! Contacted Zeiss today, and yes they did the contract work for the ZFK 4X25 for the E. German military. But they don't do repair work on them :evil: I am back to sqaure one again!!! Does anybody do scope repair anymore? Called Parson's scope repair and they don't work on German optics. HELP!!
 

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I asked a German friend of that was a former DDR armorer about your problems he shrugged his shoulders and had no idea how to fix one. He did say though that usually the damage that you speak of is normally caused by a sharp blow/ impact tho the scope or the turret. And that usually- but not always it required parts to be replaced.
 

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asked a German friend of that was a former DDR armorer about your problems he shrugged his shoulders and had no idea how to fix one. He did say though that usually the damage that you speak of is normally caused by a sharp blow/ impact tho the scope or the turret. And that usually- but not always it required parts to be replaced.
Well that sucks, since I've had the scope it hasn't taken any blows. Don't know about previous owner. I just wish i could find someone who does scope repair to take a look at it!! :sad:
 

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If you want to go with a professional translation service, then be ready to pay possibly 2k or more to have the manual translated....Depending on the length of the manual

I would guess your best bet otherwise, is to find someone who repairs optics professionally and see if they can help you. Unfortunately I don't know anyone who repairs optics.
Heck, I'd do it for half that if anyone wants to pony up.

If anybody needs a translated manual (free of charge).. PM me.
 
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