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    Re: SNO-Ts on eBay with Horizon Mirror Installed Backwards
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2012 Mar 31, 18:42 -0400

    Alan,
    
    > but why would Russian sextants be assembled in India?
    
    I believe that Russian sextants were made and possibly are made in
    Peterburg, not in India.
    These sextants on e-bay come from decomissioned (scraped) ships.
    There is a place which does this decomissioning in India.
    This explains Indian e-bay sellers.
    The sextants with inverted mirrors were apparently rusty,
    and the e-bay seller, who understands nothing about sextants,
    took mirrors from other sextants and attached it as he saw fit.
    
    There used to be a decomissioning place in Kaliningrad region,
    and there were two Russian e-bay traders there. This is where my
    SNO comes from. They are out of business now.
    
    Alex.
    
    
    
    

       
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