A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David Pike
Date: 2016 Feb 4, 08:09 -0800
Fergus you wrote: A Kollsman sextant mount has come up on ebay, in case you are interested, David. It includes the hatch assembly.
Thanks Fergus. This is about the fourth time it’s come up in the last couple of months. If you look closely, you’ll see it’s really bashed about. I emailed the company and, against my better judgement, offered £50GBP for it, but they never replied. If I’ve got to pay £180 like they’re asking, I’ll wait until a good one comes up. Before Christmas, I only paid £70 for a pristine Bundeswher 3V Kollsman pendulous reference sextant from a similar surplus organisation in Poland. It's got that lovely whiskey/pipe tobacco smell you can't resist when you open the box. DaveP