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by Abominog
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Frankenstein MG42
Replies: 9
Views: 78

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: 47

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: 542

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: 91

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: 3033

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: 372

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: 1815

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: 2475

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: 360

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: 630

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: 630

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: 7632

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: 449

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?
by Abominog
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: My Musings
Topic: And you think your having a bad day??
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: And you think your having a bad day??

Darned +P loads.
by Abominog
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Mg34 Wartime Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 542

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: 709

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: 308
Views: 84445

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: 916

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: 916

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: 1682

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.

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