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    Re: Soviet Sextants!
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Jul 31, 11:54 -0400

    Good call Renee,
    
    The Alexey I was speaking of is at this site. www.antiques-marine.com
    
    Yuri as below, as you've read has a reputation of faithful dealing, but I
    've no personal experience with him.
    
    Rene, the parts of the Freiberger and SNO-T are not interchangeable. The
    cost of Freiberger parts in this country is quite high. Check with Claussen
    Instruments. The owner, Wayne handles sextants personally.
    
    IMO, a good clean SNO-T should sell for close to $375-$400.00 with a 4 x 40
    or 3.5 x 40 scope in the U.S.  They're worth less than half that with a 7 x
    scope. If it has two scopes don't add much for the high powered one. So, you
    really need to know the scope situation before you can evaluate the
    attractiveness of a Russian sextant. And then don't forget the mirrors.
    Sextant mirrors are horrendously expensive.
    
    BTW, Mauri had a NEW SNO-T on his site for close to $400.00 which is quite
    high considering the shipping. Everyone knows that in the Cyrillic alphabet
    that S and T are the same?
    
    A good clean Freiberger should bring from $375-$450, so I personally don't
    see much difference between them price wise.
    
    Sextants that are in use, barring being dropped, shouldn't require much if
    any service. The most that needs be done would be to replace mirrors or
    maybe fix the illumination on C. Plaths which is a weak point. You can
    always have a Plath or Tamaya mirror notched to replace a SNO-T horizon
    mirror.
    
    Joel Jacobs
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Renee Mattie" 
    To: 
    Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 11:57 AM
    Subject: Re: Soviet Sextants!
    
    
    > From: Renee Mattie [mailto:reneemattie---.com]
    > Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 9:59 AM
    > To: 'Navigation Mailing List'
    > Subject: RE: [NAV-L] Soviet Sextants!
    >
    > Joel Jacobs said:
    > > I am pasting a representative copy of one of my Russian ebay sextant
    > listings which
    > > discusses the advantages of the Russian SNO-T sextant in particular,
    > > and
    > in general. If
    > > the seller is "ALEXEY" and I think it is, I have dealt with him a
    > > couple
    > of times, and
    > > he is totally trustworthy.
    >
    > The seller gives contact information of:
    > Yuri Margorsky: maur{at}online.kharkiv.com
    >
    > I don't know if he has any relation to the Alexey you speak of.
    >
    > I have a question though:
    >
    > Robert Gainer said:
    > > Because you can buy the Freiberger for within a few dollars of the
    > > Soviet
    > one, what are
    > > you gaining? It's easier to get parts or have the Freiberger serviced
    > > and
    > I would feel > more comfortable with it, if for that reason and nothing
    > else.
    >
    > I know the SNO-T is based closely on the Freiberger.  Can it not use the
    > same parts?
    > Would it be more difficult to get parts and services for the SNO-T?
    > In general, the Freiberger price of a Freiberger on Ebay is at least 20%
    > higher than that for a SNO-T.  I am surprised to see maurnavy selling one
    > for LESS than the SNO-T.  The pictured Freibuger looks perfect (though
    there
    > are no closeups of any of the parts).  The only visible difference is that
    > it has only one scope.
    >
    > Renee
    
    
    

       
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