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    Very Rare Brass Civil War U.S. Issue Stadia Sight. These instruments, used to quickly calculate range to a target, were produced in very limited quantity, and were often awarded as prizes to the unit's best marksman, with brass sights such as this, awarded at the company level. This example is missing only the string plumb bob, and the tiny screw on the right side of the sliding gauge is broken, easily repaired, else about perfect complete condition. The obverse marked "U. S. Stadia" at the top and "FRANKFORD ARSENAL" at the bottom and calibrated for range finding by infantry. The reverse is calibrated for cavalry and maker marked at the bottom "GEO W. SIMONS & BRO / MANFrer PHILA.". Exceptional example and rarely offered.

    From the estate of Houston collector Brent Burg.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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