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    Re: A Good Sextant Buy
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2004 Mar 25, 08:45 -0500

    I owned a Frieberger sextant some years ago. Nice instrument but there is
    one feature about it that I found to be a significant problem. The release
    mechanism is constructed such that aluminium pivots on aluminium. After a
    while, the whole mechanism bids up and then you have to take the bloody
    thing apart to unstick it.  I paid $400.00 Cdn for mine but given a choice,
    I don't think I would buy one again.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Keith Williams" 
    Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 8:32 AM
    Subject: Re: A GOOD SEXTANT BUY
    > Could you comment, tho, on the other stuff he has for
    > sale - every sextant is "calibrated" even so-called
    > "lifeboat" sextants for 50 bucks? Difficult to know
    > which statements to trust with such a range of goods on
    > offer from one person..Keith Williams

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