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    Re: help..astra sextant
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2003 Dec 31, 00:29 -0500

    Murray,
    
    I had to do this with a Husun sextant.  The pivot pin for the index arm
    should be a conical-shaped pin that fits into a conical bearing.  On
    the Husun, it was drawn into place and held by a bolt.  This was
    covered with the third leg of the sextant, which screwed off.  I
    removed the leg, loosened the bolt, and put the end of a pencil in the
    leg.  Then screwed on the leg, which pushed the pin out of the bearing
    by pressing on the bolt.  Make sure you have rotated the index arm so
    it is off the arc.  You will probably have to unscrew a stop so the arm
    can rotate off the arc.
    
    It's OK to remove the mirror from the housing, but try not to mess with
    the mirror housing itself.
    
    Hope this helps.
    
    Fred
    
    On Dec 31, 2003, at 12:09 AM, Murray Campbell wrote:
    
    > hi Doug, thanks for the note
    >
    > have already split the handle and tried tightening...i
    > definitely have to get at the screw head under the
    > index arm...it doesn't look like just removing the
    > index mirror will cut it...i don't have a lot of
    > insurance options :-( so i'm probably going to have to
    > do this
    >
    > I don't want to impose on you folks but if you can
    > give me any directions on this it would be
    > awesome...otherwise i will have to try to find that
    > book
    >
    > (an eBay buy...not sure if i'd have much luck getting
    > my cash back now...i think it was in good shape before
    > shipping..was in wooden box but the wooden bracket
    > holding the handle had broken in shipping and it just
    > rattled loose in the box the whole way..)
    >
    > grumbly but hopeful yet..
    >
    >
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