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    Bearings in their lugs? Iíve never seen them before, hoping Kelly might have them in trends.

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    G41s have them. I've never seen a G/K43 with them.

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    I meant to specify I haven’t seen another G41 with them that I recall, sometimes it’s hard to see in pictures taken from the side since they don’t protrude that far however. What time frame do these show up? My BLM for sure didn’t.

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    Here is a late 1942 rifle that has them. Not sure when they stop. This rifle is after they dropped the (W) from the receiver but before they started adding a date.

    G41 1942 Walther 2 (3).jpgG41 1942 Walther 2 (19).jpg

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    Thanks Matt, thatís good confirmation. My early ac43 does too so itís obviously sometime after that.

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    Sorry as I haven't kept up with that information. That might be something to start looking at and recording though.

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    While we're at it, here's another odd ball: One of the earliest Walther-made G41 bolts without the dimple in the cutout for the right hand side locking lug. On this bolt, left and right hand side locking lug can be switched. Later rifles had a dimple punched into the edge of the cutout and the RHS lug received a notch to clear the dimple.

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    Another odd ball: Drilled for a ball but no circular punch mark around the hole for securing the ball in place and keeping it from falling out. Walther 359 proof, S/N 3028. Maybe transitional?

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    Ahh interesting thanks! These are the details of manufacturing I love looking into. Yeah I would agree the one with no bearing was likely already drilled before heat treat and then consider superfluous in the manufacturing by the time it was assembled.

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