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    Posted 4 years ago

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    My exciting $6 purchase.

    After the photos, I dismantled it as far as I could to clean every lense with a very little dab of Windex and a paper towel, then a dry, a lot of clean forced air to remove the dust, and a final polishing with cotton cloth. Plus, I cleaned out the tubes. So.... it's pretty dust-free now.

    Missing cap, which likely had the maker's mark. No mark on it anywhere.

    Age and maker possible to identify? Made of brass, glass, and animal flesh (leather).

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    1. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 years ago
      Blackbeard's Arrrr and a belly full of rum
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      You're picking up some good kit lately.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Looks like quite the find.
    4. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Political Pinbacks, no, that's my arm and a dog full of trouble. :P

      Blunderbuss2, thank you. It's only due to the findings getting better as summer arrives.

      Fort Apache, thank you.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Summer or not, you're on a roll.
    6. Hamish Hamish, 4 years ago
      So that's about £4 in my money, which is utterly disgusting. How can you find such a great thing for stupid money! As ex Royal Navy I would love to get some items like this but the good ones are damn expensive. It's a lovely thing.
    7. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Blunderbuss, at the same time, I call most all my stuff junk as we can't take it with us! LOL.

      Hamish, if you go to, you can sort by price and search till you win a low-priced auction.

      It works well too, for what it is at least.
    8. VikingGirl VikingGirl, 4 years ago
      Cute dog :)
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      I would LOVE to have one of these!!! I have never been able to see right through binoculars.
    10. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Viking Girl.

      Share Ur Passion, most are adjustable for how far they are between your eyes, and each lense should be individually able to focus on a good pair.
    11. Coopergirl Coopergirl, 4 years ago
      Great find!!
    12. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Coopergirl.

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