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    Re: Kollsman sextant
    From: Ronald P Barrett
    Date: 2009 Sep 29, 06:21 -0700
    The MA-1 Kollsman body as shown in the eBay pictures has the clock (aftbody) removed and the prism optics missing from the aft top side. The "sky-hook is also missing(which one would use in an astrodome configured plane in the 50-s when this type of sextant was in use). So it appears to be a sextant body used for some sort of experimental purpose. Maybe some sort of bench test tool? Only partial optics and no timer/averager; one wonders. Interesting.
    Ron Barrett, AFNOA (www.afnoa.org) Historian

    --- On Tue, 9/29/09, glapook@pacbell.net <glapook@pacbell.net> wrote:

    From: glapook@pacbell.net <glapook@pacbell.net>
    Subject: [NavList 9984] Re: Kollsman sextant
    To: "NavList" <navlist@fer3.com>
    Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 6:31 AM

    Is this the one you are talking about?



    On Sep 29, 12:10 am, <douglas.simpso...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Hi there guys
    > On ebay there is a Kollsman Sextant (not periscopic)that I can't identify. It looks like an MA1 or MA2 (in fact one of the photos has MA1 on it) but again not like any MA1 or MA2 that I have seen before. It seems to have the start of a periscope (projector lens I think) but then stops. The site that it is on ebay follows:
    > http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dllViewItem&item=300302981752&ssP...
    > Any help would be much appreciated.
    > Kind regards
    > Doug

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