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  1. I just won a Broadhurst Clarkson scope at a London auction. London, Ontario, Canada, that is! At any rate, it was almost given away - no bidders recognized it for what it was. It's a 3" black tube (brass lens cell) with trunnions to fit an alt-az mount (no mount included). The lens is pristine, and the scope came with one RAS-threaded eyepiece, marked 100X. That said, I'd like to do a bit of restoration. The beautiful black tube is quite scratched, so it needs to be re-finished. Anyone with experience in stripping / refinishing a B-C black tube? What type of lacquer, etc.? The finder is missing two of its four screws which hold it to the main OTA. They're "cheese head" types. Does anybody have any to spare? Finally, the finder is missing its eyepiece end (there are internal threads in the finder tube). Does anybody have a similar B-C OTA who can provide details of what exactly fits into those threads? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. Cheers, James
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