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    P08 takedown lever question . . . .

    Gents . . . .

    Can anyone tell me just WHAT that little “button” is made of, that resides in the back-side of the takedown lever?

    It appears glued into the recess of that portion of the lever...
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    I’m thanking you, gents . . . . This...

    I’m thanking you, gents . . . .

    This information meshes perfectly with my byf/44 P-38!

    I also have a third magazine marked ONLY “jvd”

    NONE of them are serial numbered.
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    P38 magazine markings . . . .

    Gentlemen . . . .

    I have two magazines for the P 38 . . . .both of wartime mfg.

    One is marked on the lower-left side, “P. 38v” with “U” immediately below.

    The back is marked “E/WaA 135”
    ...
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    Thanks . . . . I’m hoping someone knows the...

    Thanks . . . .

    I’m hoping someone knows the month it started.
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    Luger “P.08” marking . . . .

    I have an “l” block, 1940-dated, Mauser-made, Luger . . .

    Also, a “q” block, 41-dated, Mauser-made, Luger . . .

    The 41 is marked “P.08” on the left-side frame . . . the 1940 is NOT.

    Can...
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    Trying for Jan Still’s Luger forum . . .

    . . . . . and having NO success registering.

    Anyone else trying to register? —Jim
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    OK then . . . . I guess what I took for a “g”,...

    OK then . . . .

    I guess what I took for a “g”, is really a “q”. (Is there a chart somewhere showing the complete alphabet? I sometimes have a problem differentiating between an “a” and an “o”...
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    Thanks Bossman . . . . . So I guess I’m OK...

    Thanks Bossman . . . . .

    So I guess I’m OK with my wood grip, “g” block, 41/byf . . . .yes?
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    I’m thanking you, Mauser99 . . . . I’ve found...

    I’m thanking you, Mauser99 . . . .

    I’ve found the same to be true of “Pre-war Model 70 Winchester Super Grades” . . . .there are now more out there than ever left New Haven! —Jim
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    “Black Widow” Luger . . . .

    Gentlemen . . .

    How common, would you say, is a “byf/41” P’08 Luger with WOOD grips?

    Is it true that the more common, Bakelite grips have threaded receptacles inside to “store” the grip screws...
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    Many thanks, you guys . . . ⛄️Merry...

    Many thanks, you guys . . .

    ⛄️Merry Christmas!!🔔 —Jim
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    Please help w/unit marking . . .

    I recently acquired a 1915 Erfurt K98a that went on to become stamped “1920”.

    The tang of the buttplate is stamped “Pw. B.”

    Can someone tell me what Pw. B. might indicate? —TIA, Jim
  13. 1915 Erfurt 98a w/“1920” property mark . . . . .

    Found a “bubbaized” 1915 Erfurt, 98a that was, I believe, re-blued, re-stocked, and had an all-matching (to itself) bolt installed. The excellent-condition, “ding-free”, number-matching stock has NO...
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    Thanks a bunch, Loewe . . . . Got it removed ....

    Thanks a bunch, Loewe . . . .

    Got it removed . . . . . many thanks! —Jim
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    HELP!! . . .I’m stuck!! . . .

    Just picked up an Erfurt K98a . . . BUBBAFIED! . . . . .

    Got ‘er all disassembled, EXCEPT . . . .

    How-‘n-hell to you remove the stacking hook?

    Got the barreled action out, and the bayonet...
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    Dasilva3 . . . Check your “private messages”.

    Dasilva3 . . .

    Check your “private messages”.
  17. Thread: What do I have.

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    Huh?? . . . . A 1/2” what?

    Huh?? . . . .

    A 1/2” what?
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    RG34 contents . . . .

    Does anyone offer new brushes and wipers as would come in a RG34 kit?

    Where would I get such items?

    TIA, —Jim
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    Ah-h-h-h . . . . Now it makes sense to me . ....

    Ah-h-h-h . . . .

    Now it makes sense to me . . . .

    What is commonly . . . and ERRONEOUSLY!!. . . referred to as a “chamber” brush, is ACTUALLY an “oil brush”!!

    It is NOT merely pulled into...
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    Just what the doctor ordered . . . . Many...

    Just what the doctor ordered . . . .

    Many thanks, Grimlin . . . .
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    How do you? . . . (RG34 kit)

    . . . . use the chamber cleaning brush?

    If I attach the brush to the chain, pull it into the chamber for cleaning, how do I REMOVE it?

    Seems a l-o-n-g pair of needle-nosed pliers would be...
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    Just bought a RG34 kit . . . .

    I went over all the component parts and tools with a mag. glass . . . .

    Nothing . . . .absolutely NOTHING . . .is marked with a maker’s mark.

    I’m thinking this kit is a “put-together” post-war,...
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    If that left-most guy fires that rifle with the...

    If that left-most guy fires that rifle with the middle guy squatting where he is, the muzzle blast will put him in the hospital!
  24. Thread: 1936 k98 mauser

    by JimF
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    Although your photo is inverted, I believe the...

    Although your photo is inverted, I believe the lower band is installed backwards. The sling swivel should be on the left side.
  25. After reading “Karabiner 98k”, Page 344 . . .

    . . . dealing with Sauer production, I’m now wondering . . .

    It states the barrel and receiver were blued as a one-piece unit.

    In talking with gunsmiths that blue weapons in today’s world, they...
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