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    Re: SNO-Ts on eBay with Horizon Mirror Installed Backwards
    From: Zvi Doron
    Date: 2012 Mar 31, 22:49 +0100
    Guys - The Latvian guy did this with his own hands. He received the sextant from Russia in parts and assembled them and admits not being a great expert.


    From: Alan S <alan202---.net>
    To: zvidoron---.com
    Sent: Saturday, 31 March 2012, 22:23
    Subject: [NavList] Re: SNO-Ts on eBay with Horizon Mirror Installed Backwards

    Bill:

    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.

    Alan
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