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Posted: 9/15/2005 10:28:51 AM EDT
I was admiring my new Tantal project with a friend and he asked why I wasn't using a Tantal dust cover. I told him it is a Tantal, and original to the rifle. He then goes on to say that Tantal covers are ribbed and since mine is smooth it can't be original. I had heard that the Tantals did in fact come with smooth covers and are considered a rarer variant. Can anyone shed a little light on this?

Thanks in advance.hug.gif
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:13:52 PM EDT
I am not an expert on this but I do know that there are both ribbed and smooth versions... my kit also has the smooth cover.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:29:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 12:30:19 PM EDT by KWB52]
The smooth covers that were found on some Tantal rifles were just old past production stock wz.60 (PMK) covers that were used up at the Factory during production of these rifles. This type never was re-intro'ed for production - they were all from past production lots.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:32:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 12:34:14 PM EDT by Quarterbore]

Originally Posted By KWB52:
The smooth covers that were found on some Tantal rifles were just old past production stock wz.60 (PMK) covers that were used up at the Factory during production of these rifles. This type never was re-intro'ed for production - they were all from past production lots.



Really? So if I am trying to build a Milled wz 60 clone the smooth cover I got with my tantial would be the correct part for my build?

Darn you... now I need to find another cover... too bad they are stamped
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:39:04 PM EDT
Yes, it would be correct. But then you wouldn't have a matching cover for your Tantal!

There are a few thousand of these wz.60 receiver covers still in warehouses in Poland - they are all unserialized as they are unissued and in perfect condition - no storage wear.



Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:41:45 PM EDT
So its not really a rare bird, just a slightly less common early production trait?

Thanks guys. Knew I could count on you all.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 12:47:54 PM EDT
Yes, exactly.
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