MG42/M53/Lafette/Belt Loader Repair Manual

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MG42/M53/Lafette/Belt Loader Repair Manual

Post by jbaum » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:21 pm

I now have the Yugoslav M53/MG42 REPAIR manual translated to English.

I translated 186 pages of Serbian for this one. I couldn't not do it, the manual was just too good to let it pass by.

Yugoslavia M53/MG42 Armorer's Manual - Yugoslavia Military Issue

Mitraljez i Puskomitraljez 7.9 mm M53 i M42 - Heavy and Light Machine Gun 7.9 mm M53 and MG42. I now have the 1963 dated Yugoslavian Army manual for M53/MG42 repair in English. This is a VERY detailed manual (186 pages) and includes exploded views of all the parts for the disassembly/assembly/repair of the gun, for the lafette (including the searching fire device), and for the belt loader. This is an exceptionally good manual with detailed information not found in any of the other manuals for the M53/MG42, or anywhere else for that matter.
The bad part is that it was written in Serbo-Croatian (Yugoslav), so it took a lot of time to translate it.
After 10 weeks, I have it in English. No, you can't just type it into Google translator and have it make sense. I tried it, and most of the result is not even close to usable. I had to buy dictionaries and learn some Serbo-Croation for this one, then sit with the gun, the lafette, and the belt loader in pieces to make sure I got it right, then translate and clean up all the illustrations, and since it is twice the size of most manuals (186 pages), this translation was a lot of work. This has 186 full size (8.5 x 11") pages, bound with a plastic comb so that it lays flat when you read it. See the table of contents and sample pages below. Foreign orders are welcome, email me for the extra cost for postage.
This manual is currently available ONLY from www.GermanManuals.com
Please reference"Yugo M53 Repair" on your order.
$42 - includes priority mail for US addresses.
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Post by jbaum » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:25 pm

What a great manual. I had to learn some Serbian to translate this, but the result is worth it.
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Re: MG42/M53/Lafette/Belt Loader Repair Manual

Post by 42rocker » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:20 pm

I've got my Copy. Looks Great. Thanks for taking the time and effort to do it.

Later 42rocker

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