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    Re: A Good Sextant Buy
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2004 Mar 25, 11:21 +0000

    If only I had known!  I sold my Frieberger some time ago, however, if I
    ever see another one, I will have to have a look at it.
    
    Cheers,
    
    Robert
    
    
    >Robert,
    >
    >There is a little known adjustment screw on the trommel's backside just
    >behind the
    >quick release clamp that allows you to make adjustments for the symptom
    >you describe. A tiny turn of that screw make a big change so be careful.
    It
    >may have a tiny plastic cap over it.
    >
    >Freiberger in no way is a premier brand, but at $300 represents an
    >exceptional value when some Davis sextants are selling for over $200. ;-)
    >
    >Joel Jacobs
    >
    >
    >----- Original Message -----
    >From: "Robert Eno" 
    >To: 
    >Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 8:45 AM
    >Subject: Re: A GOOD SEXTANT BUY
    >
    >
    >> 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" 
    >> To: 
    >> 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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