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by Abominog
Wed May 16, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: mg34 trigger actuator lafette
Replies: 5
Views: 81

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: 5
Views: 81

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: 6
Views: 78

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: 74

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: 5
Views: 81

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: 5317

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: 97

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: 980

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: 214

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: 430

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: 124

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: 78
Views: 19542

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: 257

Re: Tiger MG34 turret part

Good luck finding the rest LOL!
by Abominog
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Überschießtafel for the Lafette 34 & 42
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Überschießtafel for the Lafette 34 & 42

Thanks for that, great study!

There is one more Tafel, that being the one I have, also known as "The reproduction that will not fit in the alloted space."
by Abominog
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: MG34 Stickies
Topic: Restoring 34 Lafette
Replies: 4
Views: 3166

Re: Restoring 34 Lafette

An update. Folke Myrvang, the author of the MG34/42 book, recommends that the Lafette not be disassembled. It is, in my experience, a chore. So when I restored mine I didn't have a FCG. I did get a Lafette 42 FCG, so finally decided it's better than nothing. In test fitting, it looks like the Lafett...
by Abominog
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Mg34 Lafette Holder - Interesting I want one!
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Mg34 Lafette Holder - Interesting I want one!

I saw those for sale.

Totally awesome, even if reproduction!
by Abominog
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Odd MG34 bipod
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Odd MG34 bipod

Hi gang,

Got this bipod today. No screws...some other dohickey instead.

The entire thing has but one marking, on the head (WaA 813).

Side reinforcements on legs are the long variety.

Late war? Post war?

Thanks.

Image
by Abominog
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: M53 bushing replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: M53 bushing replacement

I did somewhat change the subject, but it's still on topic since it involves all the same parts. Yes, it appears that the MG3 bushing threaded section is longer than that of the M53. It does indeed bottom out on the booster cup/ nozzle. I'm surprised nobody has complained about this before. I assume...
by Abominog
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: M53 bushing replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: M53 bushing replacement

I procured a M3 bushing from RTG. Combined with the M53 flash hider and recoil nozzle, the FH won't screw onto the M3 bushing all the way because the recoil nozzle prohibits it from doing so. It would appear that the M3 bushing threaded area is likely longer than that of the M53.
by Abominog
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: M53 bushing replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: M53 bushing replacement

I was hoping to weld in the bushing on multiple shrouds for resale (and also my own semi M53). In looking at the RTG ad again, it is quite clear that the used Rhinemetall bushings are MG3. So my original request to avoid MG3 in the discussion is void. Duh. So with the M53 kit comes the MG42-style sh...

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