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Terrylee. Would you be willing to take a moment and measure the thickness of the wood and take a few pictures of the inside and outside along with a couple of close up shots of the inside and outside corners please. Any reference shots I can get will be very appreciated...
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No problem. I'll give it a go tomorrow when the light is better. 
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I'm jealous of your marching compass.
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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MJ11 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2018 at 8:50am
Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:


Happy Tuesday people!!!


Happy Tuesday back at ya.



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Shamu, Some more British compasses. WW I, WW II and the Falklands.  I find it interesting that the basic design remained the same.






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Goosic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2018 at 12:25pm
MJ11.
Showed this to my girlfriend and she couldn't tell them apart,even after I laid mine down right in front of her.
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I had the black circular one 2nd from the left for decades & loved it.
By comparison the U.S "Lensatic" one is just not in the same league, particularly if you're sighting with it.
I looked at the German-made K&R Meridian Pro & it was a close second, but I couldn't find one anywhere.
I ended up with 2, a Brunton (NOT my favorite) & a Suunto "matchbook" which is nice, but still not in the same league.

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wow , you guys got into stuff i never even saw here , i like it , i do have the GPS things tho , 
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Goosic, I have taken your photos and have sent you a P.M. concerning how to get them to you.  In the meantime I can confirm that the case is constructed out of 15.6mm planks and the movable brackets of 19.5mm.  I attach a photo of the wood which appears to be representative of that used in construction. I expect that somebody who knows something about that field will have no difficulty in identifying it.  Terry

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We used to say there was nothing as scary as 2ed Lt. with a compass.

Nice collection Terry.
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Originally posted by A square 10 A square 10 wrote:

wow , you guys got into stuff i never even saw here , i like it , i do have the GPS things tho , 

I hear quite a lot about GPS or map & compass navigating. Its usually an either/or discussion. Personally I find a use for both.
in a way they are different & if you learn to use the difference between them its greater than the sum of its parts. Basically one (GPS) tells you where you are & the other, a compass tells you which way you're facing. A compass can't (directly) track & return, & a a GPS can't navigate in unknown territory as it needs "way-points" previously stored to be useful.

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GPS isn't effected by metallic ores in the ground or metal carried.
Compass doesn't "loose the satellites"
Compass with a clinometer lets you "see" grades, which GPS doesn't really.
A good compass has "obstacle detour marks" GPS doesn't.



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my new GPS has built in maps - roads and lakes , it can pinpoint me fairly close at any given point and allows mo scan about for where i want to be and go there , my older one needed the waypoints but could take me there and back accurately , mounted on the boat and a mobile i take in the car 

i still have my compass , an old boy scout version with the map application scales and such , it works great when ive used it in the past , i also have a set of binoculars with compass and stadia lines for establishing distances , ive used it quite a lot on my boat , 
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It sounds like you're pretty well set.

Some like the map compasses with the clear back card, & others like the marching compass with the sighting option. The Brunton I bought tries to do both, kind of just misses at them both by trying to be everything at once.
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It has a base, a cover, a back cover (which is also the instructions but for a different model??), a sighting flap & rear cover that clips the whole thing together! The biggest problem is that to switch from sighting to map you have to reverse everything 180 degrees & swap( mentally) the reciprocal bearing card for the direct one & vice versa.
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sighting configuration on the left, mapping one on the right, one is of course backwards depending on what you're trying to do
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