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    Re: Davis Sextants
    From: Bill Murdoch
    Date: 1999 Jan 26, 6:41 PM

    I have a Davis 25 ($100 or so when it was new).  The shades on my sextant did
    not pivot easily, and I found that the index error shifted after I changed
    shades probably because I bent the frame a little moving them.  The fix was
    easy.  I put a little toothpaste on the hinge, sat down, and moved the shades
    a hundred times or so to polish up the pivot.  I rinsed the toothpaste off and
    all has been fine since.
    I also have a Freiberger Drum Sextant bought about the time the wall came
    down.  The optics are not at all hazy.  I own both a split mirror and a whole
    horizon mirror for the instrument.  The split mirror does a little better with
    poor light.  The whole horizon mirror is easier to use.  Pick your poison.  By
    the way Freiberger has a web site http://www.fpm.de.
    Bill Murdoch
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