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    Re: Ebay Sextant?????????
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2004 Nov 10, 21:04 -0500

    Alex-
     Regarding "tropic resistance"...that can be a funny kind of catch-all. I
    suppose that if the standard Soviet sextants were assembled with a grease
    that would not freeze up in Arctic use, that grease might be unsuitable in
    the tropics, i.e. migrating too much, so something as slight as the grease
    might be changed. I've seen the Freiberger (presumably original) grease
    migrate and stain the "white" enamel, even though it could stiffen horribly
    in the cold. Dunno, but it certainly would be curious to find out what the
    Soviet Navy considered "tropical".
     C&P seems to think black paint is "right" to prevent reflected
    glare--except for white paint for tropical use. Maybe the color of the
    sextant?
    
    
    

       
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