MBT Lunette Original or repo

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MBT Lunette Original or repo

Post by Adam » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:42 am

What do you think, How do you tell the difference/

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Re: MBT Lunette Original or repo

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:19 pm

It's not repro.
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Re: MBT Lunette Original or repo

Post by Chuck Lutz » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:28 pm

Bead blast it and report what markings, if any are on it. As is, it looks to be an original thin lunette.
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Re: MBT Lunette Original or repo

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:15 pm

Do not pass it up.
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Re: MBT Lunette Original or repo

Post by Adam » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:16 am

Well since it is attached to a pretty bad m416 price isnt cheap. I really dont need another trailer then another 200 for a repo lunette if I take this one off to use the trailer.

repos look good I cant tell the diff between the repo and maybe a NOS one, not my pics, from ebay.

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Re: MBT Lunette Original or repo

Post by 1942GPW » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:44 am

Interesting, first time I’ve seen a picture of the reproduction. It looks like the fillet radius on the reproduction is a little sharper than the original at the shaft/ring interface.
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Re: MBT Lunette Original or repo

Post by Adam » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:20 pm

OK, This was still out there for sale, good 3 months now, and since I had a half empty trailer it came home.

Bubba got to it, fake floor over rusty floor. Elusive rear gate.

Lunette eye is marked A6370 Matches 1943 parts list. WO4B Don't see this number in the book.

Will probably replace this Lunette with a later one and use her for firewood hauling.

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Re: MBT Lunette Original or repo

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:29 pm

That is the WWII Lunette.
NOTE the 1" flat ground portion on the neck and the ball impression where the hardness test was performed.
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