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by Der Alder
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).
Replies: 265
Views: 37004

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

Hello All, They call me "TANKER" or "M48TANKER". I chose that name years ago and have used it on many different forums. I was a "Gunner" on an M48A3 tank in Vietnam during 1969/70. After I graduated from college with a degree in Business Administration....I lost my stu...
by Der Alder
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG blew up in my face! Need help
Replies: 33
Views: 340

Re: MG blew up in my face! Need help

its all there if you look...all I can say at this point is good luck..over and out.
by Der Alder
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG blew up in my face! Need help
Replies: 33
Views: 340

Re: MG blew up in my face! Need help

8mm shells look near ready to blow. Did you check headspace? I checked it face of the bolt to the barrel has 0.5mm clearance with rollers fully locked, the same as my old yugo. If headspace was bad then it would show on first 10 rounds? Do you have automotive feeler gauges? Can you take your best b...
by Der Alder
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG blew up in my face! Need help
Replies: 33
Views: 340

Re: MG blew up in my face! Need help

That sounds about right...recups of all types including the MG3, the head does not fully compress flush with the tube. The question on them always is if the spring rate is still in spec. According to the manual it should be flush and barrel should be stopped by the cam and not the recuperator. http...
by Der Alder
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG blew up in my face! Need help
Replies: 33
Views: 340

Re: MG blew up in my face! Need help

My advise is to use surplus barrels and check them for head space. Glad you are OK BTW. Also I got two recuperators, both Yugo and they don't compress flush, the plunger stops with about 5mm still to go. That sounds about right...recups of all types including the MG3, the head does not fully compre...
by Der Alder
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG blew up in my face! Need help
Replies: 33
Views: 340

Re: MG blew up in my face! Need help

My advise is to use surplus barrels and check them for head space.
Glad you are OK BTW.
by Der Alder
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG blew up in my face! Need help
Replies: 33
Views: 340

Re: MG blew up in my face! Need help

Here is a pic of one of my surplus MG3 barrels.

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by Der Alder
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Help with Build
Replies: 52
Views: 718

Re: Help with Build

Honestly to me it doesnt look so bad though im no machinist i pride myself on being able to do most anything with hand tools (within reason) alot of the marks your seeing though from my cuts are just a runaway dremmel it scratched the hell out the the area around the cutouts but its all cosmetic, i...
by Der Alder
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Semi Auto MG13, MG34, & MG42 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Semi Auto MG13, MG34, & MG42 for sale

Yes, please post pics...BTW what type of funding is required?
by Der Alder
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?
Replies: 25
Views: 406

Re: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

http://imgdump4.novarata.net/image.uploads/02-04-2017/original-8a24b46dab2f87e9c1dcb38711f100d6.jpg Here is a pic of some of my springs. Working form *Right* to Left...The last 3 on the right are German post war MG3 springs with the last one being a new MG3 spring...you can see how much set they ta...
by Der Alder
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?
Replies: 25
Views: 406

Re: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

I'm only stating what nozzles I've got in the 1/2 dozen or so Yugo kits I've bought over the years, plus many nozzles and parts I've bought separately. All pictured are unaltered (not drilled). All I believe to be Yugo. Some nozzles were electro-penciled marked as such, some unmarked. I bought some ...
by Der Alder
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Will a MG! feed tray work with MG3 topcover?
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Will a MG! feed tray work with MG3 topcover?

The short answer is no, the MG1 F/T combined with the MG3 T/C will not work together due to clearance issues. I suppose you could 'make it work' by bending or cutting, but out of the box no...
by Der Alder
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Help with Build
Replies: 52
Views: 718

Re: Help with Build

wow that looks crude. Kind of is really i got sharpies a dremmel tool and some other basic hand tools, nothing professional here but its gunna work You can get good results that look like it was machined with a dremel. Get some good metal working files, when you get it roughed in and smooth it out ...
by Der Alder
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?
Replies: 25
Views: 406

Re: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

The recoil spring Is supposed to reach from the rear of the receiver to the front edge of the feed tray, according to the manual. It does not make any sense. Springs measure around 16 to 17 inches and from rear of the receiver to the front feed tray is about 14.5 inches. Give me exact measurements ...
by Der Alder
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Ammo, the good, the bad, the ugly.
Replies: 10
Views: 3031

Re: Ammo, the good, the bad, the ugly.

This is why its good to get a 7.62 NATO (.308) conversion kit. 8mm is a great round but is getting somewhat limited. If you invest in a good MG3 .308 barrel (possibly a smaller or .308 nozzle if needed), NOS MG1 top covers and feed trays can be had for $89...and that opens up a world of alternatives...
by Der Alder
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Reciver template?
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Reciver template?

by Der Alder
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Help with Build
Replies: 52
Views: 718

Re: Help with Build

Like John said, I'd wait till the receiver was done before doing anything with it in that regard. Sometimes "flipping" the barrel/extension can help due to slight warpage in either the barrel or the shroud. I've found too that some extensions (the post war 7.62 types) can sometime be a tad...
by Der Alder
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Help with Build
Replies: 52
Views: 718

Re: Help with Build

I'm glad I could help. I wish RTG, BRP and GM all had a vendor presence here as I'm sure we are their best customers. I sometimes hesitate to direct members to others sites, but sometimes we have to in order to share info, especially on parts deals. WG is a very good site, and just like here we have...
by Der Alder
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Help with Build
Replies: 52
Views: 718

Re: Help with Build

Go the the Weapons guild site and join it...there you will find in the 'vendors section' - "Global Machining" you can get the contact info phone # for ordering there (they are great guys to deal with). If you are a member there you get like a $50 discount for being a WG member. These are t...
by Der Alder
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: $460 Yugo Lafette Tripods Available (x2)
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: $460 Yugo Lafette Tripods Available (x2)

Not sure on the importation side, but the shipping is what would drive the price up a lot as they are big and heavy coming from the UK. I got my MG3 lafette from RTG, but he is out of those. I bought my last two Yugo lafettes from Robert Bowman (an importer) who charged a reasonable shipping charge ...

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