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    [Fwd: Stanley Sextants]
    From: Carl D
    Date: 1999 Feb 15, 15:18 EST

    It's harder to tell, but there are other clear signs.  If it's a box sextant
    it's a little easier.  I have NEVER seen an authentic box sextant that was
    highly polished brass.  Stanleys from that era are usually dark olive green.
    The bits of brass will be burnished and coppery, not polished brassy. The
    screws will have very thin slots and fit the sides of their holes very snuggly.
    Repros have large-slotted screws and there is a lot of space for the screwhead
    in the counter sink.  If there is a leather case, it won't be new! The stalks
    for the shade glasses will also be dark metal, not shiny.  The cover may thead
    on--if so it will be a fine guage thread.  Repros use a coarser thead.  If it
    uses 3 set screws in a twistlock configuration to hold the cover on (and all
    the above stuff checks out) it is probably OK.  I have never seen a repro use
    anything other than a threaded covers.  Modern non-reproduction box sextants,
    such as Francis Barker's, use aluminum and nylon, with no attempt to conceal
    either--the cover uses a center retaining bolt.  New, they sold for $750--and
    that was in the last five years. If you are STILL not sure, spend the bucks and
    buy an authentic, genuine, guaranteed reproduction--ie, sold by someone NOT
    trying to rip you off. Compare it to your model.  The quality of the genuine
    Stanley will be far superior and noticeable in EVERY detail.  After all,
    Stanley was building a tool surveyors needed to be able to rely on--not just
    something to sell.  If yours and the repro look the same...Uh-oh!
    ATB,
    Carl
    Gregory C. Daley wrote:
    > Wow! What a coincidence.  I just bought a Stanley 1912 pocket sextant in
    > Winchester Mass around Thanksgiving.  I've been trying to detemine if it
    > is a
    > knockoff or the real thing.  For the price, I'm supposing it is a
    > knockoff, but
    > one can always hope!  The engraving is not a series of dots. Berfpre I
    > start dancing in the street, is there any other way to tell a knock off
    > from the real thing?
    >
    > The URL provided does not work.  Is there a typo?
    >
    > Greg
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    Wow! What a coincidence.  I just bought a Stanley 1912 pocket sextant in
    Winchester Mass around Thanksgiving.  I've been trying to detemine if it
    is a
    knockoff or the real thing.  For the price, I'm supposing it is a
    knockoff, but
    one can always hope!  The engraving is not a series of dots. Berfpre I
    start dancing in the street, is there any other way to tell a knock off
    from the real thing?
    The URL provided does not work.  Is there a typo?
    Greg
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