Pak 43/41 rebuild

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Robert E Morey
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Re: Pak 43/41 rebuild

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Jeff, As always nice work. I love the little pedals to release the pins. The anti-sway cylinder is cool too. Nice details.
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Jeffrey Goff wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:11 pm
Hi does anyone know how the firing mechanism worked on the Pak 43/41, there is very little detail that I can find, I know the firing button was on the centre of the left hand elevation wheel, but cannot see how it activated the firing pin
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Hi Jeff,

it wasn't it the same main gun on the Tiger II,Nashorn, Elefant and Jagdpanther?
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Re: Pak 43/41 rebuild

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Hi Paul good to hear from you, it’s been a few years, thanks for the illustration, it was more of the route from the firing button, but have since found out it was fired electrically, there’s not much information on the 43/41 it seems it was put together using parts from existing guns, and later models had a vertical breech,
would love to find a good reference book on it
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Re: Pak 43/41 rebuild

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bit more done to the fronts of the trail arms, the two large securing bolts have been recessed, and more metal added to the side, plastic capping removed will be replaced in brass
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Only managed a couple of hours this weekend, still awaiting brass supplies, so made the trail capping pieces from steel, these are slightly longer and cover the recessed bolts, also added the circular pattern of rivets
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Hi Jeff
Nice work going on there.

There ia a New Vangard book on the 88 Flack and Pak43 amazon have it.

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Thanks for the info Derek, will give it a look.
still waiting on supplies (uk dealer) might have been quicker to buy from China? so still working my way down the trail arms, the barrel lock arm and brackets had some profiling and the 4 large bolts replaced with rivets
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Well the object for today was to get rid of the 4 bolts/cap heads from the middle of the spade, after removing details from the former build, I checked the spade locking function both inboard and out, this showed that the arms holding the spade would be better if closer together, this is how far I got
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Forgot to show a picture with the arms inset, will get rid of the dome head bolts when I finish detailing
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Still working on the trail arms, the objective is to remove or hide by recessing all the over size bolts, and replace the Allen bolts with rivets
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More work on the trails, spade mechanism fettled and now working smoothly, it was only after fitting the grab bar that I realised that the deployment arm swings above the arm and not under, most of the major work on the trails done, just filling holes and repairing some details
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Finished the modifications to the other trail, and made the spring loaded locking bolts
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Mostly gardening today, but did manage to cut and fit steel side plates to the spades, these are almost finished, just need to sort out and replace any damaged detail on the side of the trails
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Thought I would have a go at the sighting apertures on the shield, these had been worked on in the previous build, so I had to make some alterations, I also elongated the apertures and made them less severe, brass U channel soldered to the back, the 3 spring loaded bolts made but not fitted yet, still some holes to fill
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Sliding doors in the shield needed another thickness, so there is not a gap on the front plate, locking bolts fitted
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