+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: 'curved' follower arm question

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Member 1-12 INF (M)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    05-23-2010 @ 09:05 PM
    Posts
    21
    Local Date
    06-03-2020
    Local Time
    04:18 PM

    'curved' follower arm question

    I have a WRA M1icon (2.5m) rifle for years, got it back in the DCM one-a-lifetime days. It has a WRA barrel, but post-war sights and wood.

    The follower arm has a curved profile. If you were looking at it from the side, it has a smooth curved shape, whereas every other arm I've seen is straight. I've looked through my Duff and Poyer books, and all they talk about is the bevels - but the 'arm' part is always straight.

    Anybody have any info on this? Is it original to my rifle?



    Thanks.
    Information
    Warning: This is a relatively older thread
    This discussion is older than 360 days. Some information contained in it may no longer be current.
    "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." - James Madison, Federalist Papers #46

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Posts
    All Threads
     

  3. #2
    Really Senior Member Dan Shapiro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    09-19-2009 @ 09:18 PM
    Location
    Oceanside, Ca
    Posts
    216
    Local Date
    06-03-2020
    Local Time
    01:18 PM
    Can you post a picture?
    In my many years I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. John Adams

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #3
    Really Senior Member RCS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    Today @ 02:29 PM
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,324
    Local Date
    06-03-2020
    Local Time
    03:18 PM

    WRA follower arm

    Billy Pyle's GSR (Garandicon Stand Report) newsletter has published line drawings of the WRA follower arm variations. Drawings were done by Charles Redfield

  6. #4
    Senior Member latigo 1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    01-26-2016 @ 09:44 AM
    Posts
    144
    Local Date
    06-03-2020
    Local Time
    12:18 PM
    Are you referring to the top edge being curved rather than straight? All follower arms were originally made with a straight top edge. Sometimes an armorer would bend the front of the arm down a little bit in an effort to correct the timing, which resulted in a curved top edge. I have seen several of these on the Danishicon returns.

  7. #5
    Senior Member Bodyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    04-14-2015 @ 01:42 PM
    Posts
    120
    Local Date
    06-03-2020
    Local Time
    03:18 PM

    Yes,...

    it is a quick fix for timing problems (that the Danishicon did seem to embrace with some vigor ...). They were originally made straight but some that turn up today are quite curved. I often wondered if the Danes didn't come up with some kind of little jig to tweak them and keep them from twisting, because if they twisted they'd bind like a fiend and they all seem to operate just fine regardless of the amount of curve introduced.

  8. #6
    Advisory Panel
    Rick B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    05-19-2020 @ 06:49 PM
    Location
    Hinckley, Ohio
    Posts
    478
    Local Date
    06-03-2020
    Local Time
    04:18 PM
    Add Rick B on Facebook Visit Rick B's Youtube Channel
    Real Name
    RICHARD BORECKY
    In this photo the arrows point towards the earliest of follower rods with the small ledge for Winchester with second from left being next and far right is last. Rick Bicon


  9. #7
    Member 1-12 INF (M)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    05-23-2010 @ 09:05 PM
    Posts
    21
    Local Date
    06-03-2020
    Local Time
    04:18 PM
    Thread Starter
    Here's a couple of photos, and I think the arm looks like #4 in the example above. I've never shot this rifle, as a different service grade mixmaster was always available, so can't comment as to function. But the CMPicon released this as a bent part- could it have happened on test firing?
    Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	arm1.JPG‎
Views:	226
Size:	14.0 KB
ID:	4720   Click image for larger version

Name:	arm2.JPG‎
Views:	216
Size:	16.1 KB
ID:	4721  
    "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." - James Madison, Federalist Papers #46

  10. #8
    Senior Moderator
    (Milsurp Forums)
    Bill Hollinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    Today @ 02:45 PM
    Location
    Pacific Northwest, Oregon
    Posts
    5,722
    Local Date
    06-03-2020
    Local Time
    01:18 PM
    Add Bill Hollinger on Facebook
    Yours has been bent to cure a timing issue. If you look at the above four follower arms that Rick Bicon posted it looks like #1 may have a bend to it also and maybe #3.
    Bill Hollinger

    "We're surrounded, that simplifies our problem!"

  11. Thank You to Bill Hollinger For This Useful Post:


+ Reply to Thread

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts