Repairing/Restoring JGA ZELLA-MEHLIS .22 LR

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by CarlosO, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. CarlosO

    CarlosO New Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Roseburg, OR
    I am trying to repair and partially restore an old .22 lr. It has J.G.A. ZELLA-MEHLIS, GERMANY and the J.G.A. logo circled stamped on top of the barrel, the serial #117904 and .22 long rifle stamped on the side. My friends father recieved it as payment for months of work when he was 15yrs old so approx. 1950. It is missing parts that attach the trigger to the bolt assembly as well as a stock. The stock in the pictures was built by some fool who didnt know what they were doing and I had to break it to get it off. If anyone could please help me determine the exact model, specific name of the parts needed or a drawing with parts breakdown and, any possible sources for these parts or compatible parts. I am confident that I can modify another .22 stock to work so that should not be a problem. This rifle has a huge sentimental value and I am trying to get it in firing condition before he is gone. If at all possible I would like to get it back to original condition but, the monitary value is secondary to the joy it will bring an old man. I appreciate any assistance I could get. Thank you.

    My PC wont let me upload my photos for some reason but I will very soon.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012
  2. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    While waiting for the photos I'll Post some not so encouraging news. It is very difficult find parts for the older American firearms, much less for old foriegn ones. I know of no sources for parts , even used. You might try some of the overseas sites, or perhaps Jack404 knows of some. Other wise I believe you are betwen a rock and a hard place. The usual parts sites are Jack First, Bob's Gun Parts, Numrich GPC, Hoosier Gun Supply etc: You best bet ( and possibly the only way ) is to find a complete donor gun. Good luck and we are waiting for the photos.

  3. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    The gun was probably a WWII GI bringback. J.G.A stands for Julius Gottfried Anschütz, but it is unlikely that the modern Anschütz company can help with parts. RJay named the best parts companies; the only other alternative might be to have parts made, which would be a considerable expense, far more than the gun could be worth in monetary value.