The German Navy Sextant was used by crew members for long range map calculations. It provided accurate reading, using sidereal (star) navigation.
Made of brass, aluminum, and steel. This is a VERY GOOD German Sextant in all original condition, COMPLETE with it's original box! Plath variation, this was manufactured by Georg Hechelmann, Hamburg..
He inside lid features the original label/card, and clearly indicates the manufacture, as well as the date of production being, July 1939. The sextant itself features some very minor marks and scratches, but nothing that takes away from the overall appearance.11.5 in length, and retains MOST of the components and accessories. Optics are clear, HOWEVER, it appears someone was in the process of repairing or restoring this.
As such, there are some broken and missing parts. All colored filters and mirrors are also present. Brought back by a US veteran, it would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection, or display! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage.Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period.
Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW2 German Kriegsmarine Navy Navigational Sextant GEORG HECHELMANN RARE" is in sale since Monday, October 7, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear". The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Malibu, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.