HP 3805 distance meter

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mbstanton
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HP 3805 distance meter

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This is an HP 3805 Distance meter is excellent condition, complete with case and manual. This was state-of-the-art in 1976. Perfect for your survey museum.

Price $5.00 (firm) and you pay shipping.

Call MBS Land Surveys
805-594-1960

or info@mbslandsurveys.com

(rescue it now, or it will go into the dumpster in 30 days)
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The number is a little blurry? How much? Does it still work?
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Re: HP 3805 distance meter

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We couldn't find the 12 volt charging cable, but you could probably fire it up with Alligator clips to the plug on the bottom of the unit.
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Wow, that is pretty awesome for me to see again. I used a HP3808 and a 3810 early in my career. The 08 could measure further than we could see with a naked eye. The peep sight did not have any magnification. We duct taped a 4x Weaver rifle scope to the top to find our tripod and glass.

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Shipping cost to 95616?
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When those were out, we had four person crews. One of the four crewmember's sole job was to pack that thing for the day and take field notes. It was not a glorious job.
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The shipping weight according to the original specs is 35lb. So shipping may range from $80 -$100

Let me know the address and I'll send out!

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I have a bad habit of collectiing useless old survey gear, but I'm afraid this one just isn't worth the ship cost. I bet there are some local high school kids who would love to tinker with the 3805, and they could pick it up without handing over a large sum to UPS.
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