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    Re: SNO-Ts on eBay with Horizon Mirror Installed Backwards
    From: Alan S
    Date: 2012 Mar 31, 14:22 -0700


    As you note, reputable makers are certainly capable of making mistakes, but why would Russian sextants be assembled in India?

    Also, and I admit to being rather LESS than a sextant expert, reversing of the horizon mirror seems hard to take, assuming, and this might be a giant "leap of faith", people with proper mechanical skills, and some knowlege of what a properly aassembled sextant looks like were involved. Then, what of what passes for quality control in the assembly plant, and finally assuming that an easily detectable problem got through, what sort of less obvious, but serious defects might there be? Who knows, but given that these instrruments, these days, bring pretty good prices, along with hefty shipping charges, are they any sort of a bargain?

    I don't know, but I do wonder.

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