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Old 12-10-2012, 06:27 PM
DHCraig DHCraig is offline
 
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Default Pinions, Covers & Windage knobs

Hoping to get opinions on these. First the covers- all are knurled.

http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/elcovers.jpg

The one at bottom left appears blued. Second from top appears grayish, others more dark olive. This shot is a bit better for color.

http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/pin1


Better color in this one, and have a question about the DRC windage knob set apart from the others. It has a thicker knurled surface area than the others:

http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/pinions.jpg


In the one below the DRC knob is on the far left & shows the thickness difference.

http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/pinions1.jpg


Finally the 3 short pinions lined up next to the type III. They meet all the criteria I can think of- 6/40 threads, very short thread shaft (not modified type II/III) and all 6 pinions knurled on both inside and outside contact surfaces.

http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/shortp~1.jpg

Thoughts?
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:00 PM
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I can't speak for the short pinions (don't have a real one to compare) but I think the long pinions, windage knobs and elevation caps look legit. I agree that one of the elevation caps looks to have been polished and blued at some point in it's life.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:02 PM
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Not enough detail in the photo to tell on the short pinions.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:42 PM
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Thanks- here are some others, hopefully with more detail. I put a type III next to them for comparison.

http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/short.jpg

http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/short1.jpg

http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/shortalt.jpg

http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/shorttp.jpg

http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/sideshot.jpg

Hope these are better- I'll try to get a better closeup in a couple views. D2H has a 1.5 to 1 ratio for lenses, makes it a pain.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:00 PM
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Judging by the number of thread cuts on the "short pinions", I am going to say original.....
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:17 PM
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OK, these are about the best I can do. And they are BIG. Thanks for taking the time looking these over!

This one has all 3 short pinions in decent focus with a couple of long pinions above for length/shafted thread length comparison: http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/br.jpg

This one has the flush nuts/springs & the Type II/III (8/36) pinions in best with the 3 short pinions below. http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/both.jpg

Two of the 3 short pinions in pretty good focus with an "almost" focused Type II/III (8/36) alongside + 2 others blurred a bit. http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/big.jpg

This one is pretty good overall: http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/best.jpg

Eight type II lockbars and a lone Type III (using Duff's classification- all are 8/36) that were in the mix. http://www.qsl.net/n3db/garand/bars.jpg
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:53 PM
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Thanks for the input Warbaby! I was quite taken aback when I got a chance at them. Still hard to believe.
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