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    Default DSM-34 (Waffenstadt Suhl) Stock Refinishing

    Got this 1935 Waffenstadt Suhl a few months ago for a pretty good deal. Several problems: 1) Everything is covered in a heavy could of gloss varnish 2) It's missing it's handguard 3) The stock is warped--when I fit another handguard from a different rifle it makes it so tight that it bends the barrel.

    You can see some pictures of the rifle here:
    http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....ffenStadt-Suhl

    Before I start the refinishing process I want to remove all metal from the stock. Can anyone tell me how to remove 1) the sling stud AND 2) the take down disk? See attached pictures:
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    The TD disks are not removable The stud has that nut on the left side that is threaded onto the stud's stem. Use care to not bugger the slots, as that is one of the tell tale items I look at to determine how "untouched" the rifle is.

    They make an attachment in my 'smithing tool set that makes this easier. It's u-shaped with prongs that engage the slots.... though the prongs needed to be filed down slightly to truly fit.

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    don't bother.. just use stripper it wont hurt the metal anyways. more damage can be done trying to remove them.. Lez in Poland makes great drop in hand guards and send him a clear shot of the wood color and grain and he can match it. The hand guard might just need to be opened up on the inside a bit.

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    That stock is severely warped, Iíve seen a couple k98 stocks like this too. It either sat apart from the action for a long time experiencing extreme changes in humidity or was still too ďgreenĒ when it was made. Nothing you do to the handguard will fix that, thatís a bad warp. I agree with the others, I would not bother removing the takedown disc, while it is removable it would take some special tooling to do and itís not available. They are a flared tube at a minor angle, somewhere around 10-15* There are some truly bubba ways to do it Iíve seen people mention online, please donít try those. For the spanner nut on the stud, as mentioned these tools are available, but finding the correct size will be difficult, the cheap easy solution is to buy a set of hollow ground screw driver tips and find the one that is the closest in width and thickness for the slot and then grind the center away for clearance. I keep a set around Iíve modified for certain spanner
    sizes on rifles over the years. Worst case drop me a PM and Iíll modify one and shoot it over.

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    One question, that doesnít happen to be a repaired duffle cut does it? Iím guessing not since itís also warped behind the rear band.

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