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    Default Ulm / Depot V Restoration

    Hi All,

    I first shared this barrelled receiver maybe 5-6 years ago. It was a lucky pick-up on GunBroker and I believe one of only two known from this location. The receiver is spare Walther with a MB barrel and rear sight base. The rifle came as an ugly mismatched RC-- as in someone took more desirable parts off, reassembled with other RC parts and resold (Funny, they left the desirable receiver!)

    Over the years, I've amassed a pretty big collection of armorer's spares, so I elected to "restore" the barrelled receiver with unnumbered or unused armorer parts. I had most of what I needed, but did need to improvise in a couple places. I know it's not a perfect restoration, as the parts would be serialized, but it's close and turned out well.

    I was originally going to use an e/18 Menzel stock on this, but that went to an Lza4 project. I was able to purchase a really nice Erma elm armorer's stock from Flynaked. It's been around the block and I've seen it referenced on the forum before. It really looked nice all told. I had a spare walnut handguard in my bin that had an "elm-ish" look to it. I'm not holding my breath on finding an elm handguard, unless someone is sitting on one.

    The preponderance of parts are MO armorer spares, which include rear sight components, bolt shroud, cocking piece, firing pin, safety, extractor, trigger group, bayonet lug, bolt release, follower and band spring and rear screw.

    The bolt body is e/26 marked one I've had in my box for a while and was either scrubbed very well or was actually a unnumbered spare . I can't quite tell.

    Trigger guard is an unnumbered Gustloff "d" one I've been sitting on and will use until I find something better. The Floorplate came off a czech 98/22, but had the correct SN so it's on until I find a better alternative. Front screw is simply a later unmmarked one. Lock screws are e/63.

    Anyway, it's not a perfect restoration, and but one that at least makes sense and brings a little more life to a pretty scarce barrelled receiver.
    Last edited by chrisftk; 12-01-2019 at 09:25 AM.

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    Beautiful stock Chris!

    I love the depots. Well done

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    Excellent job on the restoration. She's a real Looker !
    Tks,
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    It looks great!
    Thanks for bringing it back from the dead.

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    Yeah that's a very nice hunk of lumber. Good job with this one. A worthy candidate!
    "Wen Tausend einen Mann erschlagen, das ist nicht Ruhm, das ist nicht Ehre, denn beinsen wird's in späteren tagen gesiegt hat doch das Deutsch Heer. Podest nicht die Paten der Soldaten doner die da Sterben sollen, soll man geben was sie wollen, sahs sie Herzen, sahs sie Küssen, den sie wissen nicht wann sie sterben müssen"

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    Nice work! It's a tough job rounding up appropriate armorers spare parts. Looks great!
    WTB: Unnumbered MO bands, both KM and standard type, MO KM stocks including an unaccepted one, MO bands and stock 5897, upper band 0643

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    Wow Chris I'm quite impressed great restoration work my friend.
    "Don't use your musket if you can kill 'em with your hatchet"

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    Great job. I like the depot rifles as well. Nice restoration.
    Thanks, Lee

    Looking for the matching stock to my S/42 1937 sn.5199 q. It was sold on ebay 2014. WTB or WTT for it.

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    Yes great work but another giant plus is this won't show up as '100% MATCHING, EXACTLY AS FROM THE FACTORY' $4595 BIN
    "Wen Tausend einen Mann erschlagen, das ist nicht Ruhm, das ist nicht Ehre, denn beinsen wird's in späteren tagen gesiegt hat doch das Deutsch Heer. Podest nicht die Paten der Soldaten doner die da Sterben sollen, soll man geben was sie wollen, sahs sie Herzen, sahs sie Küssen, den sie wissen nicht wann sie sterben müssen"

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavy_mech View Post
    Yes great work but another giant plus is this won't show up as '100% MATCHING, EXACTLY AS FROM THE FACTORY' $4595 BIN
    Haha! Yeah, from my cold, dead hands.

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