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    Lattey Galilean Sights

    Just stumbled across these sights coming up at auction tomorrow (10th Feb) in the UKicon.

    These are not something I've seen or noticed before as my interest has been 4Ts and later. I've no connections or interests in the item but they seem to be rare by all accounts and may be of interest to SMLE & sniper collectors on here.

    Auction link - https://www.wilson55.com/auction/lot...pp=96&pn=1&g=1

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    We've discussed them at different times here...presently 2600 GBP...Good-god!
    Regards, Jim

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    I didn't notice the bids, I only saw the estimate which, of itself, I thought was pretty steep.

    Now up to 4100 GBP and the live auction hasn't started yet!

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    I'm pretty certain those are post war commercial sights, not even the military version

    A fool and his money are easily parted

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    They pulled that link or auction PDQ!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surpmil View Post
    They pulled that link or auction PDQ!
    When the auction went live they removed link with the pre-auction bids.

    Here's the link to the completed sale for the sights - hammered at GBP 4100 so total GBP 5002 including buyers commission!

    link - https://www.wilson55.com/auction/lot...ts/?lot=155336

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    Quote Originally Posted by desperatedan View Post
    total GBP 5002 including buyers commission
    8,627.99 Canadianicon Dollars. Geeze...! Two little parts.
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    At that price, it shouldn't be long before they start appearing again - as fakes!

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    Not the sort of thing I'd want to find out too late was spurious.
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    Give those in India time they'll be coming..............just sayin'.

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