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they're not really decorative

July 20 2003 at 6:56 PM

ei8htohms  (Login ei8htohms)
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Response to I believe all the 96s calibres have these decorative jewels...(nt)

Hi Guys,

The three extra jewels found in the LUC calibres do not qualify as functional jewels because they don't meet the criteria laid out by the NIHS, but that does not mean that they do not serve a function. They do in fact reduce friction on the minute wheel as shown in this picture from Walt Odet's review of the LUC 1.96:



If I were writing the standards for what is or is not allowed to be called a functional jewel, I think I'd label these as such. Alas, noone has asked me to update the NIHS standards yet.

_john


 
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