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    [Fwd: [Sextants] MK III mod 1 US Navy Marine Sextant]
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2007 Jun 27, 11:26 -0700

    The following message went out to the Yahoo Sextants group, but I
    haven't seen it on the Google NavList.
    
    Back a few years ago when I was still in the military, I looked up the
    mil spec for the Mark III. It was pretty interesting, including all the
    accuracy requirements (with and without shades) and the test procedure.
    One thing I noticed was that the spec seemed to be deliberately written
    to match only a C. Plath or clone.
    
    But now we hear that "This product has become all but obsolete in the
    past few years."
    
    
    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: [Sextants] MK III mod 1 US Navy Marine Sextant
    Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 14:30:46 -0000
    From: thomasburaczewski 
    Reply-To: Sextants---groups.com
    To: Sextants---groups.com
    
    Good day group members.
    
    My name is Tom Buraczewski and I am one of the owners of Scientific
    Instruments located in Milwaukee, WI.  For many years we manufactured
    the MK III mod 1 Sextant used by the US Navy.  This product has become
    all but obsolete in the past few years.  We have ceased its manufacture
    and looking for someone who might have interest in the surplus parts as
    well as the C. Plath Collimator used to determine the corrections along
    the arc.  I wanted to put out the word with the hope of finding some
    interest within the Nagigation community.  I can send phots if you wish
    to contact me.  If anyone has interest, or knows someone who might, I
    would appreciate a call.
    
    Thank you,
    
    Thomas Buraczewski
    thomasburaczewski---.com
    414-881-9890
    
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