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08-28-2009, 04:37 PM
I am looking for instructions on how strip, clean and reassemble the No32 Mk3 please.
Tks in advance,
Steve H. in N.Y.
08-28-2009, 07:13 PM
You want Peter Laidler's book, "Telescope Sighting No.32", available from Brian at bdlltd.com. A word of advice; been there, done that and Brian had to bail me out in the end. It's a difficult job to do properly, even for a reasonably competent technical person.
08-28-2009, 07:37 PM
You could also just simply look in the Knowledge Library. :)
With thanks to Advisory Panel member Peter Laidler, there's an article presented in two parts in the Technical Articles for Milsurp Collectors and Re-loaders (click here) (http://www.milsurps.com/forumdisplay.php?f=25).
"Phoenix Rising from the Ashes" - Part 1 (by Peter Laidler) (click here) (http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=5744)
This interesting article, the first in a continuing series and accompanied by a detailed photo montage will detail the complete rebuild of a totally unserviceable, scrap Watson No.32 Mk2 telescope.
Article Extract .....
This is the problem. In this case, a crushed ocular end that has taken the ocular lens cell with it.
The front shade has also been damaged. But at least the shade can be repaired!
http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/generalstorage/no32scoperebuildpeterlaidler/icons/tele%201.JPG(Click PIC to Enlarge)http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/generalstorage/no32scoperebuildpeterlaidler/icons/tele2.JPG
08-29-2009, 10:20 AM
BB, The value now-a-days of the No.32 takes it out of the hands of the un practiced. I'm a fairly good tinkerer, sometimes too good for my own sake so I sent mine to, Brian Dick.
08-30-2009, 06:31 AM
I ought to say that there are repair options in the USA and Canada. I'll do a follow up article (almost ready..............) to part 1 as soon as I get a few moments to myself
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