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    Sextants' paint color?
    From: Tony Oz
    Date: 2018 Nov 12, 00:50 -0800

    Hello.

    I'm restoring an old C&P clone that was given the SNO-T name.

    As you may surely know - the "T" letter there denotes the sextant's adaptation to the tropical conditions, so on newer SNO-T sextants the paint is "metallic", i.e. more reflective supposedly to make it less susceptible to direct Sun light. I have a FREIBERGER which is also painted "metallic".

    However most sextants I saw on pictures are either black of military-green (as my SNO-T is). Why is that? A tradition? Some [weird] aesthetics?

    Please comment.

    Regards,

    Tony

    60°N 30°E

       
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