It’s complete, ATL on the objective. GEM has both extended slow controls and everything seems to be there except the wooden case has most of the inserts broken and loose, some in pieces.
it needs a good regrease as its a bit hard to turn but focuser is smooth and all axis rotate just fine albeit with a little friction. The kind that just needs grease replaced, not metal on metal.
its is pretty poor shape cosmetically with scratches all over the tube and the spotting scope is really scratched up but no dings.
its a nice complement to my shorter Selsi 60mm.
I was just wondering if I should try and restore it.
Mount is gray wrinkle finish and scratch free. Just the tubes are scraped/scratched all over.
More just curious if anyone can tell me if I was to repaint, do I just take the objective and back off then seal the tube and sand/primer/paint like anything else with rattle cans or is there a trick I should be aware of. Have lots of experience with repainting thing like motorcycle parts but never tried a telescope. I’ve been using the same Selsi for 20 years.(its circa 1965 and was handed down to me.
i’m probably happy to use it as is though too.
thanks for any advise.
Edited by scrufy, 13 August 2019 - 11:45 PM.