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    Help..astra sextant
    From: Murray Campbell
    Date: 2003 Dec 30, 19:08 -0800

    Hello..new to list and to celestial nav, so apologies
    if my question is uninformed...
    I bought an old Astra (Nova GLH130-40).  Looks like it
    was in great shape to start with but packaged poorly
    and knocked around quite badly in shipping :-(
    The upper screw holding the handle on is loose.  It
    looks like the only way to get at it is to take off
    the index arm, which scares me.  Is this something
    that can be done? There is a plastic cover over a
    large screw, also a collar threaded on with three
    holes to turn it by...
    The pieces of the horizon mirror have slid around a
    bit too, i will try to read up on how to adjust it and
    then check the index error..everything else seems to
    move freely and work...should i be really upset about
    this or will this sextant still be functional /
    accurate?? what else should i be checking?? the optics
    and filters and mirror silvering all seem good and the
    mic turns almost perfectly freely
    thanks so much for your help....murray
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