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    Default Old, worn, big and heavy



    I've just managed to acquire a 20mm Type 2 Nagler in an auction, and I'm slightly in awe at it's size and weight. Cosmetically the ep is showing signs of paint wear, a slight tear in the ep rubber, and the optics needed a good, gentle clean. But having cleaned the optics carefully, repaired the tear in the eye cup, used a toothbrush to "scrub" the body clean of some muck and gunk, obviously acquired over the years, and had a quick test of optics, I'm very happy with it. I did have a loose idea in my head as to how big the ep would be, but there's big and there's big........but this is huge and heavy!!. I was going to describe it as a Monster but, no, it's, to me, at thing of beauty. I always get a sense of satisfaction when cleaning up and bringing back any kit to clean and sparkling condition but for some reason it feels even more satisfactory to have restored this Type 2 from reas onably sorry state to looking clean and ready for use again. I think that should I fumble and drop it I'd rather drop it on the thick rubber floor of the Observatory than on my foot as it feel like a brick in weight. I think that only thing that was the fly in the ointment was the cost of postage and import tax that came to nearly half of what I paid for the ep!! I'll probably have to rebalance my 12 inch Meade SCT when using it but I'll do a few "dry runs" while waiting for some clear skies which seem to have become a rare thing here in the UK.
    Has anyone else got one of these Hand grenades and if so what's their experience and opinion of them??
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    Default Re: Old, worn, big and heavy

    When I saw the title of this thread I thought it might be about me.

    Enjoy the Nagler. There is nothing quite like taking something needing some TLC and breathing new life into it.
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    Default Re: Old, worn, big and heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogan View Post
    When I saw the title of this thread I thought it might be about me.

    Enjoy the Nagler. There is nothing quite like taking something needing some TLC and breathing new life into it.

    Naah, Rogan, if anyone is bigger than me, which is not unusual, then I call them "Sir"!! I've got to admit cleaning and restoring this particular piece of kit was very satisfactory and almost therapeutic Anyway, I looking forward to giving the Beast a good test on the first clear night!!
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    Default Re: Old, worn, big and heavy

    I resisted hand grenades for quite a while but now three of my nine are of that size. Enjoy large glass usually give great views
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    Default Re: Old, worn, big and heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by Lola Bruce View Post
    I resisted hand grenades for quite a while but now three of my nine are of that size. Enjoy large glass usually give great views
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    Thanks Lola, I've got the 40mm Pentax XL but the Type 2 20mm Nagler makes it look like a toy against it's size and weight.
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