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    Plastic Sextants, again?
    From: Scott O´Connor
    Date: 2011 Feb 8, 07:16 -0800

    Recently I acquired a Davis Mark 3. The sextant looks great with no apparent damage, however, the index arm seems sticky. Not ever having handled one, I am not sure how sticky or stiff the movement should be. Do they ever need lubrication, and if so, how? It is hard to get a nice smooth movement when taking a reading.

    Also, I am looking at 2 Ebbco sextants, one has round horizon mirrors and one has square horizon mirrors. I am interested in the difference. Is it model,or year, or other?

    Thanks for the help. I really appreciate and enjoy the Navlist. Scott
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