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    Re: Suitable Sextants
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2005 Nov 16, 21:39 -0500

    Frank wrote:
    
    Just be
    > aware that something like 80% of the "sextants" for sale on  ebay are
    > display
    > items and reproductions. Some of these look really nice and  even the
    > people
    > selling them are sometimes unaware that they are not functional
    > instruments.
    >
    
    Robert comments:
    
    So very true. Generally though, the reproductions are unpainted, raw brass
    and therefore easy to spot. Also their very low price is a dead give away.
    
    I strongly suggest that any prospective buyer wishing to purchase a sextant
    on e-bay, consult the Nav-L list. Certainly there is enough expertise on
    this site to provide sound advice.
    
    Having said that, even the most experienced navigator cannot be 100% sure
    that what he is getting, sight unseen, is a quality instrument. Although I
    have been sorely tempted to bid on some of the German sextants I've seen on
    e-bay, I would much rather purchase a used sextant from a reputable dealer.
    Bruce Bauer covers the topic of used sextants quite nicely and also has a
    list of dealers in one of the appendices.
    
    
    

       
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