May 18, 2000, 06:33 PM
I have a K98 A short barrel Mauser (1909 vintage) and ALL original. I was able to completely diassemble the rifle for refinishing except I can't get the floorplate to drop open. I squirted copious amounts of wd40 and CLP into the release plunger hole and tapped on the plunger vigorously while pushing down on the floorplate from inside the action. Neither the plunger or floorplate will budge. If I didn't know better, I would say the floorplate is welded on.