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    Re: C.Plath Navistar Classic on Ebay
    From: Jean-Philippe Planas
    Date: 2011 Apr 16, 14:07 -0700
    For this instrument, considering the condition, case, accessories and certificate, I agree 800$ would be a fairly decent price. M.Low Mk 3 are outstanding instruments.

    --- On Sat, 4/16/11, Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski@yahoo.com>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: C.Plath Navistar Classic on Ebay
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 11:09 AM


    Yes that is a good example of a US Navy Mark 3 M.Low. I believe the M.Low was made in the U.S. under an arrangement with C. Plath. I actually have one of these and they are smooth. At some point after 1970 C.Path changed from a long cone index arm bearing to a shorter cylindrical bearing. The Mark 3 has perhaps the best grip of any manufactured sextant as well as extended legs which allows the navigator to grip the instrument while it is still set on the chart table. $800 would be a good price for a complete sextant and notice in the sextant box that there is a second set of mirrors.

    Greg Rudzinski
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