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    Re: Current Sextant Manufacturers
    From: Zvi Doron
    Date: 2012 Mar 30, 15:10 +0100

    Hi Alex
    
    I mainly saw UK shops advertising them on the internet and that was some
    time ago. The only time I actually handled one in a shop was back in 2003 in
    a marine chandlery / antique kind of shop on the way to the village and
    river of Hamble in the south of England, where many boats are moored. He had
    a few SNO-Ts, they were packed in brown greasy paper inside wooden boxes
    that were grey on the outside and yellow on the inside and looked to me like
    new old stock from the USSR days. I ended up buying a Cassens & Plath
    Professional he also had there, after a long and exhausting haggle.
    
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 2:26 PM
    To: zvidoron---.com
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Current Sextant Manufacturers
    
    
    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
    > To: zvidoron---com
    > Subject: [NavList] Re: Current Sextant Manufacturers
    >
    >
    > 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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