ARMY SURPLUS MILITARY COMPASS TYPE 4/54

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THIS GUIDE IS TO HELP YOU BUY AN ARMY SURPLUS SILVA  TYPE 4/54 COMPASS
This compass was in use with NATO Forces since the 1970s .  The compass has markings for mils and degrees .
 
THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR WHEN PURCHASING A USED COMPASS. I have listed 3 photos with arrows on to enable you to understand what to look for :-  Please look at the 3 examples below .

EXAMPLE 1
  
Please note the arrow pointing at the read out area is nice and clear.  The overall condition of the compass body is good with clear bold markings.

EXAMPLE 2
 Please note the arrow pointing at the read out area. The Night Glow Material has darkened making readout difficult.

EXAMPLE 3

Please note arrow indicating a BUBBLE in the capsule , this often occurs , however a bubble larger than a 1/4" will affect the accuracy .

I hope you found this informative .  Thankyou for looking at my guide to Buying A Compass

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