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    Re: Soviet Sextants!
    From: Courtney Thomas
    Date: 2004 Jul 31, 12:19 -0500

    Joel,
    
    What is the situation regarding service/repair of the CHO sextants ?
    
    If unavailable, I'd guess the Freiberger, though real high, is at least
    available.
    
    Cordially,
    
    Courtney
    
    
    
    Joel Jacobs wrote:
    
    > 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@hotmail.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@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
    >>
    >
    
    
    --
    s/v Mutiny
    Rhodes Bounty II
    lying Oriental, NC
    WDB5619
    
    
    

       
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