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    Re: Sextants on Ebay
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Dec 20, 23:40 +0000
    Hey Doug,
    You missed the mint Leupold and Stevens I sold earlier in the year. There is a picture on this page. http://landandseacollection.com/id2.html     I hope you noticed the U.S. Navy Ball type sextant that sold last week.It was also mint. Went for $375.00 which is cheap considering its condition and case.
    The link you listed indicates there was a serious problem with the listing.
    Merry Christmas to all,
    Joel Jacobs
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    -------------- Original message from "Royer, Doug" <doug.royer@REMEC.COM>: --------------

    > There are some really good sextants for sale on ebay right now. 7 pages
    > worth.
    > 2 really nice Tamaya models.$750.00 for the MS-733.
    > One that caught my eye was the Aldo Leupold + Sons 1944 Maritime Commission
    > sextant.I wouldn't mind owning that one. If the scope's optics quality are
    > anything like their rifle scope's optics quality that may be a good
    > buy.Mirrors are a little small.
    > Alex, here is the link to one that made me think of you.What
    > kind(make,model)do you think it is?
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&catagory=4399&item=37699437&rd
    > =1
    > We just got back into San Diego yesterday after spending 3 weeks
    > backpacking,horseback ridi! ng/packing from Brawley,California to
    > Tucson,Arizona.Took my Astra IIIB(packed on one of the horses as I'm not
    > carrying it) and my Bris along and had a blast taking sights and reducing
    > them for pos and just doing general land navigation (yes we had gps units
    > along). What a trip. I'll post some data from the sights when I have time to
    > sit and write them next week.
    > Alex,the Bris didn't do all that well in the accuracy department.Very poorly
    > as a matter of fact.While useing it along the Colorado River Basin (one
    > can't use it with a AH I found out.I'll explain later) we (more then 1
    > person tried it so it isn't all personal error) could only get around a 5
    > mile accuracy.The Astra did well in that department though.That's a
    > tough,rugged piece of equipment.It had to be constantly checked before use
    > though as the horses were not gentle on anything.One check it was out + 17 > min of angle from the last time we used it (about 6 hrs before). What a fun
    > trip.Now I have a better understanding of what Thompson,L + C and others
    > accomplished and experianced.
    > Tomorrow we're scheduled to take a group of students out for STCW
    > certifacation so I'll not be able to write any data untill next week
    > earliest.
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