USGI Phosphorescent Lensatic Compass, Model 27



  • Easy Storage Pouch
  • ALICE Compatible
  • Mil Measurements
  • Degree Measurements
  • Map Scale On Side

Issue Type: USGI

Manufactured by:

  • Cammenga

Country of Manufacture: USA

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This is a lensatic compass that is used in the US Military. This model has phosphorus inserts in the compass for low light use. The compass folds out and has a rotating bezel with both Degree and Mil measurements for direction. A magnetized needle sits in the bezel that shows North, East, South and West and there is a declination adjustment on the bezel as well. The top of the compass when folded out has a thin strand of wire for accurate direction finding that is used with the fold out lens that also has a notch. On the side is a 1:50000 Meter map scale tool for distance measurements on similarly scaled maps. On the housing of the compass is a lanyard loop, lanyard included, for easy carry and securing the compass to you. Overall these compasses are sturdy and ready for hard, accurate, use.

Pouches will vary between ALICE and MOLLE compatibility. Used & Defect Condition: DOES NOT include carrying pouch!

Due to unknown age of Used & Defect compass the inserts may not glow or have much life left in them.


  • Easy Storage Pouch – This item includes a pouch for easy storage and transport.
  • ALICE Compatible – This item uses the ALICE, All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment, system. This system was used by the US Military starting in 1973 and was replaced with MOLLE gear. The system uses simple metal clips (slide, belt keepers) to mount pouches and accessories to webbing on gear and equipment.
  • Mil Measurements – Has measurements in Mils for either direction or range estimations. Mils are better than degrees, fight me.
  • Degree Measurements – Has measurements in Degrees for either direction or range estimations.
  • Map Scale On Side – Has a scale for measuring distance on maps. See description for corresponding map scale szie.

Manufactured by:

  • Cammenga – The manufacturer of government issue compasses for the last 60 years.

Country of Manufacture: USA – This product is manufactured in the #1 country, the USA.

Issue Type: USGI – These are genuine US government issued items made to military specification (mil-spec).

Additional information

Weight6.7 oz

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US Military clothing in general runs in BDU sizing. If you are unsure about your proper size for clothing this chart will help you find your general size across all clothing, unless otherwise noted in the description.

XSR29-3267-7124 1/4
SS33-3663-6723 3/4
SR33-3667-7124 3/4
SL33-3671-7525 3/4
MS37-4063-6724 1/4
MR37-4067-7125 1/4
ML37-4071-7526 1/4
LS41-4463-6724 3/4
LR41-4467-7125 3/4
LL41-4471-7526 3/4
XLR45-4867-7126 1/4
XLL45-4871-7527 1/4
XXLR49-5267-7126 3/4
XXLL49-5271-7527 3/4
3XLR53-5667-7127 1/4
3XLL53-5671-7528 1/4
4XLR57-6067-7127 3/4

XSR23-2729 1/2 - 32 1/2
SS27-3126 1/2 - 29 1/2
SR27-3129 1/2 - 32 1/2
SL27-3132 1/2 - 35 1/2
MS31-3526 1/2 - 29 1/2
MR31-3529 1/2 - 32 1/2
ML31-3532 1/2 - 35 1/2
LS35-3926 1/2 - 29 1/2
LR35-3929 1/2 - 32 1/2
LL35-3932 1/2 - 35 1/2
XLR39-4329 1/2 - 32 1/2
XLL39-4332 1/2 - 35 1/2
XXLR43-4729 1/2 - 32 1/2
XXLL43-4732 1/2 - 35 1/2
3XLR47-5129 1/2 - 32 1/2
3XLL47-5132 1/2 - 35 1/2
4XLR51-5529 1/2 - 32 1/2

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