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Old 07-12-23, 10:00
Graeme Stephens Graeme Stephens is offline
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Default 2 Pdr Traverse Handwheel Knob

Hello Brains Trust, could anyone correctly advise Me as to how to mount the Knob on the Handwheel ? I assume a screwed in 'post', a collar inserted in the top of the knob , then the post permanently 'peened' over the collar ?? No sexual intents here !
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Old 10-12-23, 14:01
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My British version (BSA) was pretty derelict when I acquired it 25 years ago. It was missing both wheels. I borrowed some originals and got them cast in Bronze. The knobs on the originals do not revolve.(So mine don't) But studying others I can see that there looks like a centre post with a mushroom head.

There were several manufacturers plus Canadian and Australia variants. So lots of detail differences. Ron
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Old 10-12-23, 14:57
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Thanks Ron, my 1941 GMH from South Aust. has 4 spokes in the handwheel to your 3. There seems to be 2 types of columns over here too - ones like yours with the grease nipple on top while mine has the nipple at the top of the column under the handwheel. The 'English' spare parts diagram shows three parts to the knob, so it's going to spin.
Maybe the grease nipple on top was catching under the wrist.
Also of note , which everyone knows, while I'm learning, the diagram shows only one 'return spring' which in practice was increased to three. The Aussie Foot pedal #4 is just plain and simple, what was the purpose of the 'English flap' ?
Think I'll go ahead drill and tap a post in, supply a collar , and capture it, as per the parts diagram.
Last question did you braze your knobs onto the handwheels ?
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Old 10-12-23, 18:19
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What do you mean by "English Flap" Graeme? Ron
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Old 11-12-23, 06:24
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Parts #1,#2, & #36, I don't think 'we' had them built in here . But I have seen them on UK guns.
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Old 11-12-23, 10:15
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No idea? Both my pedals (Which you can see in the picture I posted) have just a fixed upstand on one side of the pedals. I guess to avoid hob nails slipping off.

Every 2 pounder that I've looked at or seen pictures of are different. Ron
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