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#1 bookworm14

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:18 PM

Are these saddle blocks? Or something else?

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#2 EricCCD

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:23 PM

The two big black blocks are Losmandy Dovetail Adapters (DA's for short). You can use them to piggyback a second scope on top of your main scope (the main scope will need either a Losmandy DMM or an upside-down DUP plate on top).

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#3 bookworm14

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:56 PM

Thanks. What are saddle blocks? And where can I find a picture of one?

#4 Luigi

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 07:04 AM

I'd call these saddle blocks or saddle plates as it's descriptive of their function. Whether that's what Losmandy calls them, I don't know.

#5 LLEEGE

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 07:19 AM

They are dovetail adapters as Eric said. What you are missing are the rings which is what the delprin tipped thumb screws would go into to adjust and hold the scope. Losmandy DA's Losmandy Rings

#6 WadeH237

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 09:55 PM

Here is a picture of a pair of them with 3-point rings mounted on my C8's top rail.

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