VIntage 1938 US Navy Sextant, no. 4267, Brandis & Sons

Brandis 4765, U.S. Navy Sextant Brandis & Sons, Brooklyn N.Y. Navy no. 4267 History

This sextant has been in the family since WW-II, possibly before, and in storage for the better part of the last 50 years

Last inspected (according to the tag) Nov. 15, 1938

Scribed "U.S. Navy no. 42.67"


It's got a bit of cooper oxide, and surface rust on steel parts

All moving parts operate smoothly

Mirrors, lenses and filters intact

Will need a good cleaning, but still functional after all these years

Box has seen better days, but still holds together

Lower rear seam has cracked, as seen in the photos

One hinge has come unscrewed, screws are missing

Carrying handle and closures intact

The wood itself is solid, not rotted at all

Includes 3 eyepieces, 2 extra mirrors (one w/poor reflector material), 1 square socket adjusting thimb screw, and screwdriver.

Lock key is missing

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Delivery 9 lbs. shipping weight. Parcel Post or Priority mail calculated below.

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