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c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son
  • c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son

c1970 British Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant by Hughes & Son

Price:

£445.00


Product Description

A mint unused example of a British Royal Navy issue Admiralty Type 491 Cased Sextant.

The sextant is made of platinum bronze, lacquered over in standard Navy grey. It has been engineered by the renowned makers Henry Hughes & Son, of London, and the design has not really changed since the middle of WWII. The stock numbers on the sliding arm reflect the modern NATO (OTAN) National Stock Number: 6605-99-522-6963, whereby 99 represents Great Britain. This example’s serial number 47154 is both stamped on the arm and on the arc. The arc consists of an inlaid silver 130° scale (-5° to 130°) on the bronze, with 1° divisions and an aluminium drum micrometre reading to 1’. There are 6 sliding shade filters (4 mirror and 2 horizon) in varying dark greens. The case contains 3 sets of lenses, all in fine condition, with the reference cross lines intact. The mirrors are in excellent condition. Both the filter lenses are also included, still in their original wrapping paper. Also in the box are the brush, oil bottle, mirror adjuster and the case locking key.

The sextant handle can carry 2 batteries to light the light above the angle scale. Finally, the sextant comes with a white lanyard to keep it attached to the user. The sextant comes in a sturdy mahogany box with brass fittings. There is a presentation plaque on the top with: PRESENTED TO LT M.R. THOMAS FROM LANE DIVISION OCTOBER 1970. The cost, originally, to the Ministry of Defence was £3,725 per sextant.

Size case: 27 x 28.5 x 14 cm (10 5/8 x 11 ¼ x 5 ½ inches)
Weight: 4705g

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