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by Abominog
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Mg34 Wartime Finish
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Mg34 Wartime Finish

I believe all wartime 34 were blued

Many 42 were finished with a clear phosphate of dubious value.
by Abominog
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Semi automatic and full automatic in one receiver?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Semi automatic and full automatic in one receiver?

Salt6 lives! Welcome home, friend. Conversely to the above possibility, it could have been a registered machine gun, and the guy made a semi auto kit that works in the MG receiver. It's perfectly legal to do that, just not the other way around. Yes, and no. Yes, one can use semi parts in a register...
by Abominog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).
Replies: 303
Views: 70027

Re: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).

I have two copies of HDv 241, one to read in bed, the other to get filthy while working on projects. I highly recommend that volume.
by Abominog
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Paint codes
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Paint codes

JBaum wrote:take a paint chip to the paint store and have them put it in their machine to match it.



Would they be more accurate if I took the whole twin mount?
by Abominog
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Paint codes
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Paint codes

Do you mean the WW2 colors or post war? You'll find paint codes for WW2 dunkelgelb which is total rubbish because the actual paint varied so much. Do a search on WW2 ordnance (ebay or GB) and compare shades- it isn't all in the lighting. I have been searching for post-war green to touch up a MG42 tw...
by Abominog
Tue May 22, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: mg34 trigger actuator lafette
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: mg34 trigger actuator lafette

Where are you located?


The early MG34 trigger assembly is unique. It allows users to select between single-fire and automatic fire.

I don't have one to show you.
by Abominog
Tue May 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Run of MG74 Profile Barrels?
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: New Run of MG74 Profile Barrels?

Ravenna Armory makes them from chrome lined Izzy 1919a4 barrels, complete and blued for under $300.

https://www.ravennaarmory.com/gun-parts ... e-b-clone/
by Abominog
Wed May 16, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: mg34 trigger actuator lafette
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: mg34 trigger actuator lafette

42rocker wrote:You did a nice job on that.

Later 42rocker



Thanks. Took a bunch of photos last week with the hope of doing a book on the Lafette reassembly.
by Abominog
Mon May 14, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: mg34 trigger actuator lafette
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: mg34 trigger actuator lafette

Here is what the mechanism set looks like. Do NOT remove the levered assembly from the rails; this is the same assembly for both Lafette 34 and Lafette 42.

IMG_3551.JPG
by Abominog
Mon May 14, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Bolt will not fit
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Bolt will not fit

If rails are .01 thicker each that’s .02 which can be a lot. Filing isn’t very accurate. Make sure they aren’t bowed too. A twist to the rewear will also cause binding. Coat the bolt and carrier in dychem to see where the wear is. The 42 is far more forgiving than the 34. That receiver takes hours o...
by Abominog
Mon May 14, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Build finishing help
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Build finishing help

Looks to me like original finish was phosphate not blue. Every city has a company that can phosphate.
by Abominog
Sun May 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: mg34 trigger actuator lafette
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: mg34 trigger actuator lafette

The trigger actuating mechanism is mostly in the rails. It is the same for MG34 and MG42 Lafette.

The late Lafette 34 trigger assembly is very much like the Lafette 42.

I recently installed a Lafette 42 trigger assembly into a Lefette 34 sled and it fits perfectly.
by Abominog
Fri May 11, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: MG34 Stickies
Topic: MG34 Receiver Basic Dimensions
Replies: 10
Views: 6319

Re: MG34 Receiver Basic Dimensions

Interesting. As far as i can read blueprints this info is NOT in the J&G/ Farquist prints.

Would it not be in the TNW semi package?
by Abominog
Thu May 10, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Semi Build Help
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Semi Build Help

BRP makes a great product but if yours is pretty much done stick with it. To avoid warp fill the gap with metal building up from one or both edges but not welding them together until you are only filling a small gap. Fixture it so it can’t warp. It’s all in the process and a good welder will know th...
by Abominog
Sun May 06, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: The Lafette wrench - What does it do?
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: The Lafette wrench - What does it do?

The Norwegian Lafette wrench I had for sale was not picked up at Knob Creek. It is still for sale at $75, US first class postage is included. Both times I approached you you were burried in coversation and once the show got rolling I was so busy I couldn’t get away the tables! Sorry about that! The...
by Abominog
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: My M53
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: My M53

One hell of a lot easier than our restorations in USA!
by Abominog
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Member from Belgium :)
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: New Member from Belgium :)

I got back from there Sunday night. They shoot twice a year, in April and October. There is also a gun show, and machine gun rentals are available so that people who do not own a machine gun can shoot. I talked with a few Germans, Canadians, and Norwegians there this time. Sometimes, a bus load of ...
by Abominog
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 Barrel Marking Survey
Replies: 0
Views: 315

MG34 Barrel Marking Survey

Looking over some MG34 barrels I thought it would be interesting to track some of the markings and history. IMG_3421 cs.jpg I'm no expert on codes, so those I couldn't find quickly I noted as "unknown" Si unknown O unknown bys Ruhrstahl AG, Guss-stahlwerk, Witten 936 unknown dfb Gustloff D...
by Abominog
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Check your MG34 "booster cone" ...a possible warni
Replies: 79
Views: 21106

Re: Check your MG34 "booster cone" ...a possible warni

There are at least four cone sizes from 9.5 to 11.5. Not withstanding the evidence that the 9.5 was to specific ammo, that multiple sizes exist may be indicative that the cones could be used to tune for conditions. For example a gun heavily used in running battle (eg Kursk) could have been made to r...
by Abominog
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Tiger MG34 turret part
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Tiger MG34 turret part

Good luck finding the rest LOL!

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