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    Re: Any experience with a C&P "Special" sextant?
    From: Luc Van den Borre
    Date: 2021 Nov 10, 12:10 -0800

    It's an Aßkamp (or Asskamp) sextant. I wrote a bit more about them here:
    http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx/Bobby-Schenks-Golden-Sextant-LucVandenBorre-aug-2020-g48311

    The 'CP' in the logo is a marketing trick, I presume. The full name of the company is 'CP Nautische Instrumente R. Aßkamp'.

    It is however a very good sextant, still sold, with additional shades, by Cassens & Plath (they acquired Aßkamp).

    You can just make out 'Wes' on the right of the arc, part of 'Made in West-Germany'. So that fits with the 1985 date you mentioned.

    As to having only 2+2 shades: the C. Plath Navistar Professional, released in 1977, also had 4 shades. Good enough I suppose?

    Luc

       
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