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    Re: Sextant on ebay
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2006 Sep 4, 22:25 -0500


    Yes,
    This is definitely an SNO-M,
    silver-painted, with C-Plath logos and
    numbers stamped. Some parts are painted
    "bronze". This is not the first case
    we see such forgery on e-Bay.

    Alex

    On Mon, 4 Sep 2006, jean-philippe planas wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    >   I think it is an ordinary 1960ies or 1970ies Russian SNO-M that has been polished. Therefore there is every chance this sextant is not a genuine WW2 KriegsMarine item.
    >   Furthermore the C-Plath logo on the alidade almost covers the full width of the alidade and is far too big. Real C-plath logos are much smaller and are about half as tall. Therefore this item is likely to be a forgery.
    >   Good (painted) SNO-Ms go for about 200$-250$ on Ebay. Real WW2 KriegsMarine sextants were painted black.
    >   JPP
    >
    >   Robert Eno <enoid@northwestel.net> wrote:
    >           Gentlemen,
    >
    >   Have a look at this sextant.
    >
    >   http://cgi.ebay.ca/Marine-military-sextant-C-PLATH-22309_W0QQitemZ170024496814QQihZ007QQcategoryZ66638QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    >
    >   I have never come across an unpainted sextant (except the cheapo knock off reproductions). It looks like the WWII type used on U-boats (aluminium) but the U-boat sextant was painted black. Also, note the two objects on either side of the alidade.
    >
    >   This sextant looks like it is made out of stainless steel.
    >
    >   Anyone know anything about it?
    >
    >
    >   Robert
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > JPP
    >
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    > >


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