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GEW 88/05 Issue.....

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GEW 88/05 Issue.....

#1 Post by ffuries » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:08 pm

Doing another post Hurricane Micheal gun cleaning, first one was a quick oiling and storage, this one is a major breakdown inspection, cleaning and oiling of the guns (12 done 28 more to go). Found this on my 1890 Danzig GEW 88/05, this is in the chamber area. Sad part is I've have shot this rifle and never seen this before, I've always shot commercial ammo through it.

My son took it out shooting not too long before the storm, and did the cleaning. You shoot it, you clean it.

So I'm assuming this is now regulated to wall hanger status or parts gun.

Sorry for the picture quality, they were taken with the cellphone.
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Re: GEW 88/05 Issue.....

#2 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:28 pm

Wow that is a bad break.. Do not know if I would have shot commercial out of her.. Considering the spot maybe a little spot weld to reinforce it..??? Do not know how dangerous it would be to shoot then???. But it does show the metal is aging in receiver.

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Re: GEW 88/05 Issue.....

#3 Post by ffuries » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:10 pm

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Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Wow that is a bad break.. Do not know if I would have shot commercial out of her.. Considering the spot maybe a little spot weld to reinforce it..??? Do not know how dangerous it would be to shoot then???. But it does show the metal is aging in receiver.
Commercial isn't loaded as hot as modern, per se, milsurp 8mm ammo. I've always been told to fire commerical through it and not milsurp. I keep the two ammos in separate cans, and sent commerical ammo when he took it shooting. The outing before that, this damage wasn't evident, so don't know what happened.

Metal fatigue due to age?
Someone shot milsurp thought it at the range?
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Re: GEW 88/05 Issue.....

#4 Post by Airforce1 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:33 am

It is not a crack. It is a seam from the conversion process. Basically a small sheet of steel was used to fill in the slot where the original enbloc clip would go.

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#5 Post by indy1919a4 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:32 am

Airforce1 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:33 am
It is not a crack. It is a seam from the conversion process. Basically a small sheet of steel was used to fill in the slot where the original enbloc clip would go.
Well that is sounding better, so do you even think a repair is needed..??? I looked at a couple Turks and did not see any seams like that??

So is it even and issue to Weld that or just leave it alone???

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#6 Post by indy1919a4 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:41 am

ffuries wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:10 pm


Commercial isn't loaded as hot as modern, per se, milsurp 8mm ammo. I've always been told to fire commerical through it and not milsurp. I keep the two ammos in separate cans, and sent commerical ammo when he took it shooting. The outing before that, this damage wasn't evident, so don't know what happened.


I just avoid using commercial or surplus on the older guns,, and get downloaded shells for them.

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Re: GEW 88/05 Issue.....

#7 Post by Airforce1 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:17 am

indy1919a4 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:32 am
Airforce1 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:33 am
It is not a crack. It is a seam from the conversion process. Basically a small sheet of steel was used to fill in the slot where the original enbloc clip would go.
Well that is sounding better, so do you even think a repair is needed..??? I looked at a couple Turks and did not see any seams like that??

So is it even and issue to Weld that or just leave it alone???
Personally i do not. My 88/05/38 is identical.

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Re: GEW 88/05 Issue.....

#8 Post by vandle » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:35 am

Airforce1 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:17 am
indy1919a4 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:32 am
Airforce1 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:33 am
It is not a crack. It is a seam from the conversion process. Basically a small sheet of steel was used to fill in the slot where the original enbloc clip would go.
Well that is sounding better, so do you even think a repair is needed..??? I looked at a couple Turks and did not see any seams like that??

So is it even and issue to Weld that or just leave it alone???
Personally i do not. My 88/05/38 is identical.
I'll have a look at mine to see if it has a seam as well
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Re: GEW 88/05 Issue.....

#9 Post by vandle » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:10 am

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although difficult to see, my 88/05/38 seems to have the seam as well.
I can feel it when I run my finger across it.

There you go :D
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Re: GEW 88/05 Issue.....

#10 Post by ffuries » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:55 pm

Good deal, I was worried as hell. Now I can rest easy. Thanks guys.
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Re: GEW 88/05 Issue.....

#11 Post by indy1919a4 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:28 pm

ffuries wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Good deal, I was worried as hell. Now I can rest easy. Thanks guys.
Something changed to make that chip???, (I assume that it was not in there before)

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Re: GEW 88/05 Issue.....

#12 Post by vandle » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:25 pm

im not sure if its a chip as mine is the same.
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Re: GEW 88/05 Issue.....

#13 Post by indy1919a4 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:49 pm

vandle wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:25 pm
im not sure if its a chip as mine is the same.
OK, I am blind I do not see your chip???

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Re: GEW 88/05 Issue.....

#14 Post by ffuries » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:14 pm

Could be that it's been so long since I've taken it out shooting, that I just didn't recall it being there. Wife is making fun of me now, she told me to make a note of it in my gun book, just incase I forget about it.........
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Re: GEW 88/05 Issue.....

#15 Post by indy1919a4 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:39 pm

Well I guess its not as bad as walking out to the driveway and saying hey where's the Chevy and hearing you have not had it for years...

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