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I just got a Rheinmetall 7.65 Model pistol. I know that these are rare and I've never seen one in 30 years of collecting before I got this one. I bought it from this picture below...
The gun is now here and in pieces on the dining room table, finally... The pistol looks MUCH better than the picture I posted (from the seller). His lighting made it look like there was no blue left when there is over 90%! The bore is absolutely perfect. The seller stated correctly that the trigger did not function but the $88 price was WAY too cheap to pass on!
However, the trigger transfer bar is MISSING, which made disassembly a matter of guess, hope and luck (and the EXACT sized and shaped screwdriver by chance!). My thought is that someone removed the transfer bar to disable the gun when they brought it back after the war.
(it's in a WW2 officer's pigskin Sauer Hsc holster, and the wear pattern inside shows it's been there a long time.) And since, it's passed into other hands without the bar following with it.
Now, WHERE THE HECK AM I GONNA FIND A RHEINMETALL TRANSFER BAR!!!!!!! I've never even seen another pistol before in my life, just pics.
I'd try to make one but it looks like a complicated shape, so that's out. If it's metal and you can't make it with a hacksaw, file and big hammer, I'm over my head.

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Well, I haven't figured out how to get a pic on this forum yet so imagine a shiny gun!
Never Mind! got it!!!
 

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Hi Tom,
For the transfer bar, try Jim Shaffer at 412-672-6830 or David Rachwal (sorry, I can't find his number right now).Don'y call after 9:00PM EST. This weekend he is set up at the Allentown Pa. Gun Show.

Dave
 

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Give Tom Heller a try?..You might just get lucky!

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tell him I referred you!!




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Tom said he knew the gun, had one himself in fact, but had no parts. Actually, he stated that I was the first person in 30 years to ASK him about parts for a Rheinmetall!!
I think I'm gonna have to talk to my miracle machinist. He once made me an extractor for a Werder Lightning rifle for me without ever seeing what one looked like, just by having the receiver and thinking what it HAD to look like!
 

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Sorry that Tom did not have it....you never know what shows up in parts as many police departments are destroying the frames on evidence/confiscated guns but allowing the other parts to be sold.

Ask the guys to take a few photos of their</u> gun..and make a simple drawing, too.

Your machinist friend could then proceed with an idea of what he needs to do...and it will cut down on the "cut and fit" work.

Orv

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360 245 3492 tel
360 245 3702 fax
360 520 6520 cel
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quote:Originally posted by Olefogey

and YES he has the transfer bar!!! Give him a shout at 412-672-6830

Dave
HOLY COW! I love this forum!!! I have not had a chance to call him but I WILL tomorrow. Thank you!!!
 
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