652 is the code for Metallindustrie Schonebeck AG, Schonebeck/Elbe, Friedrichstrasse 27, Sachsen-Anhalt
Decided to start on the 34 Lafette restoration. I started on the easiest section (yeah, right) which is the lower tripod. I tried to just remove the Norweigan green paint, but found that there really wasn't much left of the orig. paint in area's. So I chemically stripped as much as I could off, and then glass bead the rest. The lower tripod is the most difficult, and had to drop to 80 grit alum. oxide. One more trip in the blast cabinet with 80 grit and I should be done with all the stuborn paint in the nooks and crannies. Then I will go back up to med. or fine glass beads.I used extra fine glass beads on the hardware as they are going to be blued.
I have been able to save the orig. leather pads.(orig.?) But I am debateing on removing them for ease of painting and re-sewing them back on. I have to study up on leather sewing before I make that desision. The hardware will be blued. Everything is nicely marked with waffens and such.
This has been a long, process. Really long.
----Update by 42rocker ----- I'm starting a long rebuild with the original pics on this thread.
PLEASE post your pics on this site!!!! photo hosting sites change
TC Did a GREAT JOB with this thread and it was a shame to see the pics being lost.
Working on getting them back. I know that some of the pics are doubles they were that way.
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