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The McElroy J38

The McElroy J38 (no dash) is remarkably like the Artec. Enough alike, I think, to assume that they were made for the same military contract or used the same supplier for several parts. The only obvious differences are the mounting of the circuit closing switch and the name stamped on the frame.

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This picture shows the small (5/16") eye screw and the odd shape of the anvil strap. The big extension on the left of the anvil strap covers all but part of the "M" on the "McElroy" which is cast in the frame underneath the strap.


In this picture you can see the more traditional method used by McElroy for mounting the circuit closing switch on a separate pivot, rather than under the right inner binding post on the Artec.

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This view from the rear of the Artec (right) and McElroy shows that the binding posts and shorting strap are exactly the same. In fact both shorting straps are made of steel, not nickel plated brass, something I noticed because the strap on my Artec is rusted on the bottom! McElroy did not even bother to compensate for the different heights of the inner binding posts.


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