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    So it’s actually a G date, comes with just the...

    So it’s actually a G date, comes with just the one matching mag, and the right side of it has a little flaking but it’s not bad. (Not bad compared to what my 1917 looked like, anyhow)
    Closer...
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    https://luger.gunboards.com/showthread.php?39876-O...

    https://luger.gunboards.com/showthread.php?39876-One-*HAPPY!*-1917-DWM

    ^ My thread detailing the work I did on a very ugly nickel plated/rusty 1917 DWM a few years back. I got that gun for dirt...
  3. Sent you an email. Thanks!

    Sent you an email. Thanks!
  4. WTB wartime Mauser HSc right side wood grip

    found!!

    Thanks
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    Well it shoots better now. A pair of cheap eBay...

    Well it shoots better now.
    A pair of cheap eBay grips I spent hours working on turned out not too bad. 12 yards again after a little internal tweaking and it shoots much better. This is 3...
  6. I just realized I never added to this thread last...

    I just realized I never added to this thread last year when I got a few parts for a P.08 restoration from GT. He is a pleasure to deal with! Would recommend highly.
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    I live less than a mile from the ocean. Rust is a...

    I live less than a mile from the ocean. Rust is a real concern. I use CLP (applied with a damp piece of cotton, and slathered pretty thick), constant inspections and a dehumidifier when needed. All...
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    So some of these parts definitely lost a little...

    So some of these parts definitely lost a little material and may have to be replaced. Trigger, trigger bar, and side plate may be the culprit in why the trigger needs to be squeezed way too hard to...
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    Not too shabby huh? For a first time amateur...

    Not too shabby huh? For a first time amateur refinish anyhow.
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    This is it folks! The final step before...

    This is it folks! The final step before re-assembly and a range session in all it's new rust-blued glory.

    The humidity here on the Cape shot up drastically in the past few days, and with each...
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    The whole thing with buying stuff like this where...

    The whole thing with buying stuff like this where the collectors' value is gone but it still may be a nice shooter, is getting it for the right price. This rig at $200 was a decent deal. Although...
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    Thanks, it’s amazing how easy it actually is once...

    Thanks, it’s amazing how easy it actually is once you have the details/ timeframes nailed down.
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    Got the upper back from G.T. yesterday. I...

    Got the upper back from G.T. yesterday. I applied the first coat of blue to the barrel extension this morning. I'm leaving the barrel as-is. I'm not sure how it will react if I start to apply my...
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    Just a thought: if you’re going to shoot that...

    Just a thought: if you’re going to shoot that as-is, might want to check headspace since the train was replaced.
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    A friend said he will give me a set of repro...

    A friend said he will give me a set of repro grips to put on it. It does look better with wood than the dark Bakelite.

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    If you paid someone here on the forum for a part...

    If you paid someone here on the forum for a part they said “I have in stock and I can ship immediately!”, and they didn’t bother to send you the part until a month later, you’d be fine with it?
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    Finally got my new parts from “Lugerman” a month...

    Finally got my new parts from “Lugerman” a month after paying for them. (By the way, do I leave him positive feedback for that? If I took a month to ship something I would first of all ship it for...
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    A little late to the party, just seeing this now....

    A little late to the party, just seeing this now.

    Can you post better pictures of the sights? Just curious how it was done. It looks at though there may be soldering at the base of the front...
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    It’s Pilkingtons rust blue. Research told me...

    It’s Pilkingtons rust blue.
    Research told me used motor oil was a good curing final step. Like everything else on the internet, take it with a grain of salt. I’ll post pics of the receiver again...
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    After 24 hours soaking in used motor oil: ...

    After 24 hours soaking in used motor oil:

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    13 minutes exactly... NICE.

    13 minutes exactly... NICE.
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    Right. I'm going to try the ejector and safety...

    Right. I'm going to try the ejector and safety in the oven tonight for about 13 minutes and see what happens. ;)
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    I will probably try the oven one more time and...

    I will probably try the oven one more time and dial back the time spent in 450 degrees, and see how that goes. I would assume with torching you would need to keep it uniform by moving the flame...
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    Thanks Jerry I may try that. I have a plumbers...

    Thanks Jerry I may try that. I have a plumbers torch here in the shop, mainly for de-freezing the outside gate padlocks in dead-of-winter Cape Cod weather. ;)
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    This was two days ago on the 3rd bluing cycle of...

    This was two days ago on the 3rd bluing cycle of the receiver. I finished the 7th and final bluing on it today and now it's soaking in used motor oil. I'll pull it, wipe it and post pics tomorrow...
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    I bought my replacement barrel from Lugerman. I’m...

    I bought my replacement barrel from Lugerman. I’m having a local gunsmith install and headspace for me.

    I have no idea who G.T. is either.
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    They are accurate little guns. I can...

    They are accurate little guns. I can consistently hit a gong at 100 yards with any of my three Maks (2 EG's and 1 Bulgarian)
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    Jeez I've been here 10 years and never bothered to post my WWII gun!

    41 byf, 4873u E/655 E/655 LTP
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    Once I realized the existing barrel is a...

    Once I realized the existing barrel is a paperweight, I did not care about marring it upon removal. The barrel extension already had slight marring marks at it's front edge (whether that was done...
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