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    Re: Current Sextant Manufacturers
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2012 Mar 30, 09:24 -0400

    Zvi,
    When you see them in a shop next time, would you please look
    at the metal plate on the back of the frame showing the year
    of manufacture?
    Does the plate say "Russia" instead of "USSR"?
    (I have never seen one "Made in Russia").
    Do you know such shop in London? Soon I will visit there,
    and I am very curious to see it.
    
    Alex.
    
    On Fri, 29 Mar 2012, Zvi Doron wrote:
    
    >
    > I have seen them in shops in the UK, brand new in the box. Physically they
    > look like a copy of the Freiberger drum sextant.
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Alexandre Eremenko
    > Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 11:31 PM
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    > Subject: [NavList] Re: Current Sextant Manufacturers
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    > Zvi,
    >
    > On Thu, 29 Mar 2012, Zvi Doron wrote:
    >> Russian navy or not - the UK is flooded with SNO-T sextants.
    >
    > These probably come from e-bay. I have never seen one on e-bay made
    > after 1990. Some of them are NOS (New Old Stuff, that is old but never
    > used). So the question whether they are still made or not remains open.
    >
    > Alex.
    >
    > P.S. I also noticed that their price increased and is about the same as
    > the price of used Freibergers and Tamayas now. Perhaps this is the effect
    > of Bill Morris books:-) He says repeatedly that "probably this is the
    > best sextant ever made". As I already mentioned, I tend to agree with this
    > statement.
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