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by Abominog
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Value
Replies: 12
Views: 81

Re: MG42 Value

Here's the MU DFB dummy to watch: https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/796658152 As of right now over $1000 with six days to go. What do you think? $2500? $3000? more? I'll bet it tops $2500. Ironic, as when people were paying $800 for these things 12 years ago I'd laugh at them. I remember Gordy K throwi...
by Abominog
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Value
Replies: 12
Views: 81

Re: MG42 Value

Don't get me wrong, I love Apex, they are a great group of guys. Customer service is a model that could well be copied by many companies. You buy from Apex, you get what you ordered, probably better. If there's a problem, they make it right ASAP. That Apex can charge more than stuff sells for on GB ...
by Abominog
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Value
Replies: 12
Views: 81

Re: MG42 Value

Richard (Apex) of course is right. For example, I don't want a live gun on my 34 Lafette, which is openly displayed, so a dummy fits the bill. Also, the default is Ebay, which is typically higher priced. Furthermore, the uninitiated and busy don't have time or knowledge to dig for stuff. There are s...
by Abominog
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Value
Replies: 12
Views: 81

Re: MG42 Value

IMA is the easy button. Generally trusted and takes credit cards. Like Apex. You can’t sell anything on GB for what Apex sells for. And I don’t mean asks, I mean sells. People will pay a lot more for easy. Semi MG42 on GB usually sell just shy of $4000. Semi mg34 about $3600. Go do a search on GB co...
by Abominog
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: Mg34 recuperator pin location
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Mg34 recuperator pin location

Good day sirs!

What is the distance of the recuperator retaining pin hole from somewhere measurable?

It’s not in Schematics from GF and I don’t have an original to measure. I can guess pretty close but would like factory measurements

Thanks
by Abominog
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 Lafettes for sale Heads up
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: MG34 Lafettes for sale Heads up

I think Bergflak’s is a steal. John you proved it!
by Abominog
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 Lafettes for sale Heads up
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: MG34 Lafettes for sale Heads up

You mean this one for $3500 plus shipping from UK? https://www.ebay.com/itm/WW2-German-Mg3 ... :rk:3:pf:0


Hint: Member here Bergflak has one for $3200 http://bergflak.com/salg/lafette.html
by Abominog
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Frankenstein MG42
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Frankenstein MG42

The mg42 looks tiny in that assembly!
by Abominog
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: Mg3 barrels
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Mg3 barrels

I have a few of his 308 barrels and they are beautiful.
by Abominog
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Mg34 Wartime Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Mg34 Wartime Finish

I believe all wartime 34 were blued Many 42 were finished with a clear phosphate of dubious value. Update...found an older post that stated these llight grey finish guns are not some sort of clear phosphate but in fact had been sand blasted then coated with a clear preservative awaitng a refinish t...
by Abominog
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving, 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Happy Thanksgiving, 2018

Didn’t you have a shoot yesterday? Pics?
by Abominog
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mg42 receiver for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3191

Re: Mg42 receiver for sale

The problem with the mg34 receiver is that you can’t use a dremel you have to learn to use a file. Patiently.
by Abominog
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: SA M53 cycling issues
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: SA M53 cycling issues

Springs. The answer to 90% of feed problems is worn out springs.
by Abominog
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Bolt will not fit
Replies: 11
Views: 2108

Re: Bolt will not fit

Note to restorers: when torch cut it is very common for receivers to warp. Also to be “sprung” meaning taking a shape due to metal memory. Make sure your bolt slides through each cut section BEFORE you reweld. Then of course you can also have warp during the reweld too. But start and check even befo...
by Abominog
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42/53 Markings
Replies: 35
Views: 2590

Re: MG42/53 Markings

I'm reviving this old thread, and bringing it back on track. The topic is primarily Yugoslav markings as indication of whether a part is German MG42 or Yugo M53 SARAC. Having handled a number of MG42 and M53 kits, including excellent condition complete (including receiver parts) kits, matching numbe...
by Abominog
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: MG34 Photos and Video
Topic: Mg34 and son.
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Mg34 and son.

Lucky kid! The only kid in his school with a Lafette 34 at home.
by Abominog
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB Mg34 Feed Tray.
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: WTB Mg34 Feed Tray.

If you are patient you can prolly get one off eBay for $250 plus shipping. I’d need closer to $400 for one of my spares. I have some that were or are rust covered and pitted. Would be functional if cleaned up with belt sander. I can do $150 on one of those. Will make trades for stock cup or top cove...
by Abominog
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB Mg34 Feed Tray.
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: WTB Mg34 Feed Tray.

Gunbroker and eghay. Going rate $400


What are you willing to pay for VGC or restored pitted examples?
by Abominog
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: MG34 BLUEPRINT
Replies: 43
Views: 7993

Re: MG34 BLUEPRINT

It’s too bad he disappeared they are great prints. Only complaint is no drawing for positioning the cam. I tried to track him down without success. I wouldn’t sell my set for $300 and even then I’d have to think twice.
by Abominog
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Mg42 canvas sling
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: Mg42 canvas sling

IIRC Bergflak says they are post war.

You yourself used the word faked so the question is how to prove it’s original.

And how do we know the wartime buckle wasn’t reused for a web sling?

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