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Solid Brass Military Compass 4"
The Hampton Nautical Solid Brass Military Compass is a true gem for any engineer. The compass card has the standard 0 - 360 degree scale, as well as the 0 - 64 Mil scale (one yard at 1,000 yards). The cardinal points are luminous for easy viewing in the dark, and the compass features a standard glass bezel with two lines at 45-degree angles. The bezel also rotates with detents so you can change the heading reference a known amount without looking at the compass.
The front sight has a magnifier to simultaneously view the magnetic heading when taking a sight. Folding the sight down operates a needle lift mechanism to protect the compass bearing. On the side of the compass is a needle freeze mechanism to hold a reading. The lid of the compass has a glass window with a line etched into the glass for use as a rear sight. The outside of the compass has a brass guard to protect the glass.
The back of the compass can be custom engraved. This is available with a minimum quantity purchase.
- Polished brass housing for compass
- Luminous face cardinal points glow in the dark
- Rotating dial with detents for taking accurate bearings
- Dual scales marked 0-360 degrees and 0-64 mils
- Needle lift automatically operates to protect bearing
- Lensatic site for precise readings
- Custom engraving available on large quantity orders (call us for information)
Give this beautiful vintage brass compass to the explorer in your life, and help them find their way home every time. Used for centuries at sea as well as by adventurers on land, marine compasses have guided the way for every day merchants to historic figures such as Christopher Columbus. This antique compass for sale faithfully replicates classic marine compasses, with a durable solid brass design that has long been a favorite. As the compass uses the Earth’s magnetic field for orientation, it allowed ancient sailors to truly begin to explore the world. Prior to its invention, ships were unable to venture beyond sight of a coastline, or out in inclement weather, for fear of being unable to navigate safely. With the use of marine compasses, however, navigating the open ocean day or night, sunny skies or not, became a possibility. For any friend or family member who loves a good adventure, who explores the world on their own, this beautiful brass compass makes an ideal and thoughtful gift.