US Navy reflector gun sight

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  1. swampdonkey

    swampdonkey New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I new to the forum and would like some help with a gun sight i've had for many years.
    I have no idea what type of aircraft it might have been used in, i've looked at cockpit photos from us navy planes and havent found one like it.
    I can't quite make out the date on it, it could be 1940 or 41?
    The glass isn't orginal, it was missing when i picked it up so i just had a piece of glass cut to fit.

    If anyone can give me any idea what it would have been used in etc it would be a big help.

    Thank you,
    Michael
     

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    Hi Derek,
    Thanks for your reply.
    Thats correct, the base mark 8 and the dial mark 4. Are these fairly common?

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
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    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that looks really cool. Welcome aboard.
     
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    Good day Michael,

    what you have there is a standard Mark 8 sight used by the Navy from mid WWII onwards equiped with a Mark. 4 Mod. 0 sight head which is the right side up version of the Mark. 7 Mod. 0 head that you can see in the post indicated by Derek.

    Your sight was used in the AF-2S Guardian. Info thanks to a US collector friend.

    Regards,

    Laurent
     
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    Thanks for the info, it is greatly appreciated.
    I don't suppose you would have any idea what it might be worth? I know without the original glass it will affect the value quite a bit.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
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    Michael,

    Yes i do. Private Message (PM) sent.

    Regards,

    Laurent
     
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