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    German 10.5cm Driving band split repair

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    Hello,

    Thought I'd post this as it might benefit other members embarking on a similar project.
    Have had this sorry looking First war German 10.5cm in the collection for a while. It was badly painted, scuffed and had a split driving band. ...
    I thought I'd spent some quality time bringing the old girl back to some semblance of decency and tackled the driving band issue, after stripping and tidying up the body.
    Hopefully this method will make sense and I'll quickly describe each image in number order:

    Pic 1. Split driving band
    Pic 2. Close up of split
    Pic 3. Pure Copper fine wedge made from an old coin, cut to drive band width.
    Pic 4. Split filled with Locktite glue and wedge driven in as far as possible with hammer.
    Pic 5. Excess of wedge cut off.
    Pic 6&7. Fettling of offcut with needle file, Dremel tool, wire brushes to profile groove in band. The danger here is of getting too carried away and ending up with too perfect a groove (too squared off or filing too wide/deep).
    Eventually time will darken the bright copper and it'll hopefully blend in well.

    Job took 45 minutes. I'm sure there are easier and quicker ways to repair bands, but for me, this works and I'm content knowing the band is still purely 100% Copper.
    Many thanks and hope it proved useful.
    Cheers!

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    Andysarmoury (10th September 2021), Burney Davis (10th September 2021), doppz92 (9th September 2021), justin (9th September 2021), Lostround (10th September 2021), tnor_fr (12th September 2021)

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    Good job, looks great!
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    Quality work indeed.
    Always looking for projectiles, cases, fuzes and paperwork related to Burney and Davis guns.

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    Well done that looks great.
    Andy

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    "The danger here is of getting too carried away and ending up with too perfect a groove"

    The problem with much repair work, like polyestering and stencelling too. Shells were never made to perfect standards, exept for the bourelet one could see the machining grooves , text was inked om with a template and never fully straight and wikthout stains.
    Often repaired shells are made completely smooth with perdect straight texts, giving away the repair

    This driving band repair has been done in a great way.
    Looking for / Suche noch:
    -8,8cm Pzgr.40.
    -8,8cm D (drahtsperre)

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    Many thanks to all for the kind words, much appreciated.
    I'm always aware of falling into the trap of making too perfect a repair, for the very reasons pzgr40 gave. Many thanks again.
    Cheers!
    Last edited by starshell; 10th September 2021 at 05:18 PM.

 

 

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