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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianAR View Post
    It would be dumb to further invest in guns here in my opinion. I have a lot of nice ones and Iím not bailing on them, but adding more isnít prudent sadly. But luckily I like a lot of different stuff lol
    I'm feeling the same way. Letting go of C&R and replacing with antique or blades (or medals, helmets, uniforms, books, steins, pipes, ).
    Very nice pieces btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianAR View Post
    I picked up a tan one of these last year at SOS. I must have done well as a lot of people have tried to buy it. Iíve been researching them and saving photos of downed planes with these removed some vet photos with their prize. Anyways I had the itch, and knew of this one tucked away but available from a friends friend.

    Anyways, itís a late G type of more likely Bf-109K wooden stabilizer section. Late G series planes got a redesigned tail that was larger and made of wood. They are well documented. Itís a thin laminated wood, with bonded gussets or transom or what have you. Itís a nice medium grey, with the edges of some camo splotches. The camo is a dark green. Again a well documented late war pattern.

    The story with this piece, is just a story. It doesnít add any value so I believe it at face value. Itís not even a cool story from a combat perspective. The picker would found this wouldnít give up the name of the vet for obvious reasons. Anyways I digress. Story is the guy was a forward air pilot flying in supplies to areas reached by troops but not supply chains. At the edge of an airfield he landed at were some fighters parked amongst the trees. He removed this from one of them. Apparently they were near new. Neat but just a story.


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    ďAnyways, itís a late G type of more likely Bf-109K wooden stabilizer section.Ē

    Itís a shame the k model came too late to have any real impact. That k variant finally had use of all that displacement and could finally run good manifold pressure with their poor octane fuel. I donít know of any surviving k models, thatís is an important piece of airplane you have there.

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    Andrew here is a photo of your K4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturmgrenadier View Post
    Andrew here is a photo of your K4.
    Good find Damien! That’s a sweet photo.

    I have found quite a few photos of F/G types downed in the desert like my first one. But I have only started searching up later ones.

    Maybe I’ll add some to the other thread
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    Thatís a great find Damian, as unlikely as it is, they only made so many K models so the chances are pretty good really, better than a raffle at a TX high school game actually. Your section is a left side judging by the clearance cut around the mass balance.
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    Yea, itís a left side. You think thatís the one? I think from the size of period photos it would be tough to ever get a good look at the details in that area.
    Looking for 10" cleaning rod, early style e/214 #91, nazi style e/26 #04

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    Probably not, and given the modular construction and assembly of these the tails seem to be very consistent as far as the camoflauge patterns, being painted one after the other. There are pictures of racks of tails at sub assembly locations in forests where each tail shows the exact same pattern so that couldnít be definitive either.
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    This was thoughts as well, that itís nearly impossible. Also it looks like mine had the edges cleaned probably post war or removal. Which seems to be very very common on the wooden pieces. My desert one looks like the guy used a bayonet, and brute force and was never touched up despite being jagged AF. But the wooden ones I can see being a hassle with torn edges
    Looking for 10" cleaning rod, early style e/214 #91, nazi style e/26 #04

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    Captured Me-109 vertical stabs never installed:
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    Wanted: K98 Dou-42 bolt 5235b, and Port. bayonet G19383

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsmgguy View Post
    Captured Me-109 vertical stabs never installed:
    Awesome photo. Here is a snip I took just so more people can see it. Some may be hesitant to click on a .pdf. Hope that is OK.

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