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by Abominog
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Flash Hider Latch Lever WW2 & German
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Flash Hider Latch Lever WW2 & German

I’ll take number 2
by Abominog
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: M53 REceiver?
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: M53 REceiver?

German front ends w/ uncut bearing sell for $800 - $1000. Yugo w/ cut bearing about $150, maybe $180. Uncut bearing probably double that. Complete German kits $2600+ and going up fast. Complete Yugo $1200-$1800, though I doubt we'll see any more at $1200. There is a one saw cut Yugo on GB for $2600....
by Abominog
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: M53 REceiver?
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: M53 REceiver?

All the value is in the rear. 42 Rocker is about right. Complete kits went for $1200 to $1800 a few months ago depending on condition and pics. Now all the retailers are sold out. So value will go up.
by Abominog
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Please help me find a legit builder
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Please help me find a legit builder

Finding original rear sections for either MG42 or M53 is difficult and expensive. Better to buy a complete kit. As a purist I’d hate to see incorrect rear and front sections mated. Plus many people bought the MG3 sections to put with 42 and 53 fronts which is both like mixing Chevy and Ford parts an...
by Abominog
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: IMA German MG42 rear reciever pieces
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: IMA German MG42 rear reciever pieces

Five years ago I sold two at $500 each. That was a mistake. There are German kits without the rear receiver that would best be built with a real receiver. German shrouds sell for about $800. Complete with receiver sections the price is doubled.
by Abominog
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB MG1 MG3 Barrel Change Door
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: WTB MG1 MG3 Barrel Change Door

You’re not going to find unissued doors or most other parts. There is a door on GB.
by Abominog
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Looking for a full rear section with receiver rail dimples
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Looking for a full rear section with receiver rail dimples

No dimples you can drill them yourself for cosmetics.

Use the BRP two piece shell. I think RTG has them in stock. Hope you can weld and mill.
by Abominog
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: MG1 or MG3 received pieces
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: MG1 or MG3 received pieces

I think RTG has them w/o the ratchet plate.
by Abominog
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Mg34 Wartime Finish
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Mg34 Wartime Finish

More on the mg42 finish. Wrong thread but it may still reflect on the mg34. Here is a mg42 gustloff DFB MU at Julia auction they say has factory phosphates receiver and blued parts. If correct this indicates some wartime mg42 were phosphate not blued. https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/58/570/...
by Abominog
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Value
Replies: 14
Views: 406

Re: MG42 Value

The MU DFB dummy sold for $1800. It was filled with weld so would be a bear to restore.
by Abominog
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: 2 MG34 Receivers for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: 2 MG34 Receivers for sale

PM and email sent.
Thanks.
by Abominog
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: 2 MG34 Receivers for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: 2 MG34 Receivers for sale

I will take them
by Abominog
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: Mg34 recuperator pin location
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Mg34 recuperator pin location

Got it. About 1.760” from the FRONT face of the receiver. Some measure closer to 1.755”
by Abominog
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Please help me find a legit builder
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Please help me find a legit builder

If I understand correctly, you don't have the rear of the receiver? Rear receiver shells don't just get "welded on". They have to be properly sized/ trimmed, welded in a manner that acommodates weld shrinkage, and then machined. That's a lot of work. Even BRP's full receiver, which require...
by Abominog
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Please help me find a legit builder
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Please help me find a legit builder

The short answer is Jared Lewman https://lewmanarmsmanufacturing.com/ The long answer: I seriously doubt all that needs to be done is one weld and rails. Is it deslagged? Is the recuperator installed? Properly? Assuming that the rear receiver was several sections and rewelded, was it done right? Sem...
by Abominog
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Value
Replies: 14
Views: 406

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: 14
Views: 406

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: 14
Views: 406

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: 14
Views: 406

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: 2
Views: 210

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

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