M-73 Francis Barker Tritium Liquid-Damped Prismatic Compass is
considered by many to be the best hand-held military compass in the
world. The M-73 Liquid Damped Prismatic Compass is a robust, precision
instrument made in the United Kingdom for military use. The compass is
fabricated from solid brass, aluminum and glass to withstand the most
severe conditions. These compasses are also part of history: They were
used by Dr. David Livingstone on his Africa expeditions, and by
noblemen since the company was founded in 1848. They have been issued
to officers of the British Army for generations, and they are currently
used by a number of military forces throughout the world.
The heart of the compass is a high quality precision sapphire bearing for accurate and reliable results. This compass comes with the popular 0 - 360 degree dial. The M-73 compass features a prism sighting system for amazing 1/2 degree accuracy. The compass is liquid damped for rapid sighting, and features five tritium light sources for both day and night use. These Tritium light sources provide readability in total darkness for 10 years without external power or the need to "charge" using a flashlight. Every component of the M-73 compass can be replaced for many years of continuous, reliable use.
To operate, the lid opens and the front prismatic sight folds upward to function as the front sight. The prism has a magnifier to allow viewing the compass card and the object being sighted simultaneously. The height of the front prismatic sight can be adjusted to focus the compass card. The compass bezel rotates and can be secured in place with the locking screw. The lid has a precise scribed line in a glass window to serve as the rear sight, and the glass is protected by an exterior guard.
This is a full MILSPEC military compass and cannot be exported outside the United States, except for U.S. military units or installations overseas, unless the buyer has the appropriate valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of State as prescribed in the International Traffic in Arms Regulation. The black M-73 Francis Barker Compass is supplied complete with leather pouch and full instructions. The compass has a beautiful black finish and the compass measures 2 3/8 inches (60 mm) in diameter, 3 3/8 inches (85.6 mm) in length, 3 3/8 inches (34.5 mm) thick, and weighs a solid 7.8 ounces (221 grams).
|Size||85 x 60 x 34mm|
|Operating Temperature||-30°C to +55°C|
|Graduation||Degrees (360 Divisions)|
|Night Illumination||5 Tritium Light Sources|
|Accuracy||One half of one degree (10 mils)|
The Francis Barker Black M73 Prismatic Pocket Compass comes in a quality leather case, handsome gift box with detailed instruction manual, and sells for $495.00.
We also offer the Brass Version of this Compass, the similar M88 Green Prismatic Pocket Compass, an inexpensive solid brass reproduction of this compass, a U.S. Issue Mil-Spec Tritium Illuminated Military Lensatic Marching Compass, the high quality Francis Barker Surveyors and Artillery Prismatic Compass, and the Francis Barker NATO Survival Compass.
FRANCIS BARKER M73
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