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garden-valley
11-02-2010, 12:58 PM
Did the Germans actually use these adapters? Would this be an original item or more likely a reproduction?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250709805167&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Hercules
11-02-2010, 03:52 PM
Did the Germans actually use these adapters? Would this be an original item or more likely a reproduction?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250709805167&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

None of these adapters are authentic and were not used in the war in my opinion. There is a reference to them in Law's book I believe, but I think they are a post war invention.

Hercules

Luc
11-02-2010, 04:35 PM
It is fake !!

gergnotwen
11-02-2010, 08:35 PM
Well here's my 10 cents... 99%+ are fakes there is no doubt. I have one in my collection that has some key features that tend to lead me to think it may indeed be an original. Note the machining on the dovetail and the locking lever slot which matches the typical collar type that is soldered and screwed to the barrel. Also note the stamped "3" on the underside, which is a sight height matching number. Look at many K98, G43 and even MP44 sight parts and you will see single digit numbers stamped which indicate the relative height of the sight component. I believe these numbers were used for fitting rear sight components during weapon assembly and were matched to the gun to correct for variations in elevation during production. These ZF41 sight bases as noted in Law's book had to be matched to each gun independently due to variations. Take a look and I look forward to your comments.

Dave Roberts
11-05-2010, 12:59 AM
Those Adapters are the Biggest Crock of Shit I have ever seen or heard of
someone Bad Dream !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But a Bad Dream someone made come True!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mrfarb
11-05-2010, 08:00 AM
On most of these the fake waffenamts give them away.

S/42
11-08-2010, 05:55 AM
Greg, sorry, but I am nearly 100% convinced your "adaptor" is also a fake (cannot even call it a reproduction since these never existed!). The waffenamt is VERY bad on it (look at the lower case a for example). And easy for anyone to stamp a 3 and a 1 on one.

Just someone's wet dream.

1armybrat
10-09-2017, 09:30 PM
I know this is a old thread but so is this book .
I get fantasy pieces but in 1948?
Roy Dunlop author of "Ordnance went up front" describes this adapter as seen in the desert war in 1942.
Is it possible these adapters were tried prior to the solder mount we all know and love?
The picture printed on page 71 does not have any wood removed from the stock. I know the photo is blurie in this photo of the book but I can see it in my copy.
This book is a must for those who do not have it (if you can find it).
Are we open to an opinion from a guy who was put on the front lines purposely to exam as many of the enemies weapons as he could?
Or am I reading this wrong?

Absolut
10-10-2017, 04:09 AM
We know that flat rollers were the very first ZF41 scope rails. If an adapter pre-dates the integrated rails, then it would be an adapter with a flat rail.