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#2192992 - 12/05/13 03:52 PM What balance pin and front rail pin size for 1950s Welmar?  
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Does anybody know the answer to this? It would save me a trip that's proving very difficult to schedule!
It has a Schwander action.

Mark R? You worked on one similar I believe?

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#2194905 - 12/09/13 09:32 AM Re: What balance pin and front rail pin size for 1950s Welmar? [Re: Phil D]  
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Terribly sorry for responding only now, Phil - the last few days, I've had to remedy the chaos resulting from a burst pipe in the attic flooding our complete home.

Indeed, I worked on a 1950s Welmar, but only the action (re-faced and re-pinned hammers, replaced bridle tape ends, etc.). Do you still need the information at this late stage? I could try and schedule a meeting with the owners, to take a few sample measurements on the balance and front rails. But this may take a few days - it's a hectic time of year...

And which information do you require exactly: only pin width/thickness, or length as well?


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