so - a short summary of condition:
It is mechanically complete, with the exception of the focuser drawtube and the threaded adapter that attaches it to the end of the focuser
The 6" objective is dirty (dust film and some discrete small particles), and may have small areas of fungus...but otherwise intact. The objective cell is in good shape and comes with its screw-on cover (cover has no "Saturn" tag on it). The finder objective (42mm) is less dirty, but could still use a cleaning.
The OTA tube (which is 1/16"-thick aluminum) has some dents that need to be removed before painting (none look like they would impinge on the light cone from the objective). The rising pier is operational (has a operating crank at the bottom of the pier assembly).
Now to the paint - the OTA looks like it was painted a dark green (looked under the tube rings). Over 50% of the OTA is bare aluminum. The tube cradle, finder OTA, fork, tripod head, and rising pier assembly are painted a dingy black, but again, large areas of those assemblies are bare
The tripod legs still have much of their original stain, but need to be refinished. each leg has a small caster attached...these may not be original.
So, that's where it stands...looking forward to talking with you on this!
Edited by John Higbee, 07 January 2019 - 07:13 PM.