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    Re: Kollsman sextant
    From: Douglas Simpson
    Date: 2009 Sep 29, 22:29 +0800
    Thanks for the info Ron - it certainly had me guessing!
    Regards
    Doug

    On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 9:21 PM, Ronald P Barrett <ronaldpbarrett---.com> wrote:
    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---.net <glapook---.net> wrote:

    From: glapook---.net <glapook---.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?

    gl



    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300302981752&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.com%3A80%2Fi.html%3F_nkw%3D300302981752%26_sacat%3D0%26_trksid%3Dp3286.m270.l1313%26_odkw%3D300302981752*%26_osacat%3D0%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1

    On Sep 29, 12:10 am, <douglas.simpso...---.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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