USN Mk8 reflector gun sight

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  1. Kingscoy

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    Hello everyone and a happy new year,

    A photo of an USN Mk8 Reflector gun sight. I powered it up, second pic is of the reticle. Still have to find the original reflector glass and the back-up ring sight.
    If somebody needs more photo's please let me know.

    Cheers,
    Sander
     

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    Nice find and great pics!

    Offhand, does anyone know the proper name of the finish that is mainly worn off of the upper housings?
     
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    I think you would class that as a black anodised finish.....feel free to correct me if I'm wrong
     
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    :oops: i just looked at the photos properly!!:oops:
    Ok the underneath metal is black anodised the rest is a crinkle/wrinkle paint in satin black....I use the same stuff for restoring my SCR-522 radio boxes and bombsight parts
     
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    Is there a particular product that you use:?: I always assumed it was a baked on enamel product, akin to powder coating. In my experience, the original product seems so tough and durable. Hammerite paints are pretty tough, but as the name suggests, has a more hammered appearance.Hammerite Hammered Finish They use a chemical based heat reaction to achieve the effect.:twisted:
     
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    Hi, i'm very interested with the USN MK8 pictures , can you send me another?And do you have some technical book or manual about the gunsight?I guess to built an f4u-1a instruments panel;
    Cordials
    Blacksheep57.
     
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    Hi,
    No problem....do you want to see something specific?
    I don't have any manual regarding the Mk8, sorry.

    Best wishes,
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    Hi, sorry for the delay of the answer.
    Thank a lot for the pictures.
    Best cordials
    Gilles
     
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    No problem! You're welcome.

    Regards,
    Sander
     
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    Do you have photos of the electrical connector that attaches to the illumination bulb assembly? I think it is an amphenol three pin female connector but I have never seen a photo. This would be for a F4U-1a corsair instrument panel. I don't know if the connector is a 45 degree or straight. Any info. or photos would be appreciated.
     
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    #11 Kingscoy, Aug 27, 2011
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    Hi,
    Sorry, no I haven't detailed photographs of it. However I do have a photo(source as statet bottom left on photo) of a P-47 panel which shows the connector on a P-47. As it is a Mk8 sight too my guess is that on a Corsair this connector could be the same. Hopes it helps a little...

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