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Lafette 53....need help

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Lafette 53....need help

Postby bergflak » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:55 pm

I am writing on my next article about the Lafette, and it will be the definitive guide to the bolt box. Unfortunately I have no access to a Yugoslavian "Lafette 53" bolt box. I need one measurement, the overall length in cm, and it would be great with a set of pictures of the actual box. But it must be a Lafette 53, not a converted German Lafette.... all info will be credited.
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Re: Lafette 53....need help

Postby 42rocker » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:35 pm

I believe that I have a marked yugo lafette and will be happy to check it out and do photos and take the measurements tomorrow. It's like 10:30 pm here and I had a long day. So will work on on Sunday our tomorrow.

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Re: Lafette 53....need help

Postby 42rocker » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:51 am

Long days at work and did not get things done till today/night whatever.
I believe that the following is a yugo lafette and measurements from the bolt box and a few other pics.

Lafette we are review data plate
43.jpg

Another view note rear weapon mounts, straight in the back not rounded. Also note sight mount, first one that I can recall that was painted green.
44.jpg

Overall view
45.jpg

Open bolt box, showing the double spring.
46.jpg

Closed bolt box
47.jpg

closeup of latch
48.jpg


Fun shoot of German lafette that was sitting next to the yugo one. Note the number and depth of the spot welds.
fun shot note German spotwelds.jpg


Ok, numbers
outside of top 7.027 in - 178.48 mm
outside of bottom 7.016 in - 178.20 mm
inside of bottom 6.868 in - 174.45 mm
bottom outside in.jpg


LOOKING FORWARD to seeing the next part on your website. email me or pm if you need anything else.

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Re: Lafette 53....need help

Postby bergflak » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:25 pm

Great stuff Tim! I'm working on it... [diz]
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