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    otto nebel

    I have a Wehrmannsgewehr rifle that is complete except for the loading block. I understand that the loading blocks were frequently made of oak and I feel as if I should complete the rifle by making one. I wonder if anyone could provide a picture or drawings of the loading block? I also wonder if the loading block replaced the standard M-98 follower or was simply held in place by the follower and spring. Finally, does anyone know if these rifles underwent modification of the extractor to allow it to more easily slip over the rim of the 8.15X46R cartridge? My rifle hasn't had any modification to the extractor.

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    Otto,
    I got your email with this question. While I was working on a reply, some kind of virus took it over. I was afraid that if I sent it to you, it would infect your computer also. Now to the question: I don't know the correct answer to your question, but there are others here specialize in these rifles. I suspect, however that different systems were used. If you make one ,held in place by anything convenient( if you don't have a follower and spring), it wouldn't hurt at all since you could remove it at any time. You could make it to be held in place by interference with the feed rails. It would be made so the cartridge is "centered" in the action, and lower in the back, so it would slip under the extractor when the bolt is moved forward. Maybe someone here will post photos of one. Sorry about the delay.
    Mike

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    Otto,
    There were indeed various styles and methods used on these. I will try to attach a photo which compares the 98 magazine to the Wehrmanngewehr (one example). A very useful resource for information on these can be found at www.feuerbixler.de for more info.
    Steve

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    Mike and Steve.
    Thank you both for your replies.
    Steve.
    Your picture was exactly what I was after. The link was also excellent.
    I wonder if you could provide the length of the trough and the depth of the rear radius, in the center line. It would save some trial and error.
    Thanks
    Otto

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    Otto,
    Would be glad to do so, but unfortunately the rifle in the photo is not currently in my possession.
    Steve

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    I have emailed some pix and a drawing. Fred

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    Thanks to all who responded to my request for information.
    The pictures and drawing made this an easy project.
    Otto

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