Brian at BDL has phosphating down to a fine art. Why not email/speak to him.
10-15-2012 04:37 AM
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bigduke6, you are a true craftsman and I applaud your skills and offer my thanks for posting this thread. I restore vintage English 3 speed bycycles and had a similar issue withh a missing lug on the front fork. However, I took the easy way out and had an aquaintance who worked in a metal fab shop lazer cut several new pieces for me. If I had your abilities I would had tried your method.
As far as the press stud/locking bolt and spring, would you know if the ones you made or the sample Peter sent you work in all Enfield bayonets? I have a 1907 pattern bayonet that could use a new set. That being said, I would like to see your drawing.
A former Cheesehead now living in St. Louis
True craftsman I,m not, but I was taught by true Craftsmen, I just enjoy keeping my hand in. Regarding the 1907 press stud/ lock bolt its different than a JC bayonet
The threads are different too. But the No5 bayonet catch was made with a view to simplicity and specifically with restorers in mind!
GBalke....., do you have a Hercules cycle? They made Bren Gun parts