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by bbrown
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 14
Views: 2839

Re: MG08/15

Interestingly enough, my 08/15 has misfeeds on the 170g ammunition (Romanian/Hotshot/etc.), but eats the 190+g stuff (PPU/Portuguese/etc.) like candy. The 170g is shorter in OAL than the 190+g, so that may be contributing. I'm using Vickers cloth belts.
by bbrown
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: MG08/15 Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 2275

Re: MG08/15 Parts

I'm interested in the rusty bipod, depending on price. Frankly, however, I have no idea what the going rate is.
by bbrown
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: TNW SA MG34 Failure to feed
Replies: 12
Views: 2705

Re: TNW SA MG34 Failure to feed

I load a belt into my S/A TNW MG34 and Wiselite Mg42 as follows: - with bolt closed and topcover open, lay a belt onto the feed tray with the the first round to the left of the feed slot, i.e., the slot does not have a round above it. - close and latch the top cover. - manually cycle the action, whi...
by bbrown
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: MG3 AA Tripod Leg Re-attachment
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: MG3 AA Tripod Leg Re-attachment

JBaum wrote:Your manual is in the mail, but I'm glad you got it together in time to use it. :)


Here's how it looked at the show-and-tell. Frankly, however, I got more questions about my inert Bouncing Betty (SMi-35).

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by bbrown
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: MG3 AA Tripod Leg Re-attachment
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: MG3 AA Tripod Leg Re-attachment

That procedure worked. :D To push the spring finger into proper position, I used a split end screwdriver that I had previously made to remove the slotted nuts on SG84/98 grips. Once the pin was lined up with the hole I tapped the lock assembly down into place, then secured the locking nut. Many than...
by bbrown
Wed May 31, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: MG3 AA Tripod Leg Re-attachment
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: MG3 AA Tripod Leg Re-attachment

John,

yes, that makes sense. I'll give it a go. I've also ordered a copy of the AA tripod manual.

Gotta love this place. :wnana:

Bryan
by bbrown
Tue May 30, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: MG3 AA Tripod Leg Re-attachment
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

MG3 AA Tripod Leg Re-attachment

As part of a short term project I removed one of the legs of an MG3 AA tripod. Turns out I didn't really need to do that, but now I need to put it back together and am having some difficulty with the coiled spring. The tripod locks open via spring tension on a locking assembly (don't know the proper...
by bbrown
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: gurtfuller for maxim
Replies: 45
Views: 6104

Re: gurtfuller for maxim

Will this repro work with 8mm in cloth belts? I've got an 08/15 inbound that coming with a cloth belt, and a separate WW2-era pristine Vickers cloth belt (with the metal tabs). If so, count me as very interested.
by bbrown
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: EOTECH mount for MG3/MG74?
Replies: 4
Views: 1833

Re: EOTECH mount for MG3/MG74?

I'm having some difficulty imagining the usefulness of this. Whenever I've shot a F/A MG42, every time I pull the trigger the sight picture goes all to h*ll with all the shaking. At least unless it's cranked down tight to a ground lafette.
by bbrown
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 "WW2" photo
Replies: 13
Views: 2280

Re: MG42 "WW2" photo

The movie is called "Troy", and Pitt played the Greek thug Achilles. Decent movie, actually.
by bbrown
Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: IronWorker Home Made Receiver
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Re: IronWorker Home Made Receiver

ISTR reading it over on WeaponsGuild a while ago. You might try there.
by bbrown
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Replacing MG34 bolt rollers
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Re: Replacing MG34 bolt rollers

Thanks, as you (and others elsewhere) suggested I was finally able to get the replacement rollers installed by putting the C-spring on the shaft and wiggling the outer roller over it while using some needle nose pliers and an x-acto knife to compress the ends of the spring. Interestingly, neither th...
by bbrown
Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Replacing MG34 bolt rollers
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Replacing MG34 bolt rollers

The right hand rollers on my S/A MG34 bolt fell off due to a defective C-spring. The replacement rollers and springs arrived from Allegheny Arsenal today. So, what's the step-by-step process for installing the new outer roller and spring? The inner roller is not a problem. Does the C-spring go into ...
by bbrown
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: best oil/grease for maintaining mg's
Replies: 7
Views: 1798

Re: best oil/grease for maintaining mg's

Lately I've been using Rem Oil in a spray bottle on my belts in my Wiselite S/A M53, and it works OK.
by bbrown
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.
Replies: 11
Views: 3132

Re: WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

Very nice save. You're gonna need a barrel or four.
by bbrown
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: IMA dummy gun barrel shroud extension removal
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: IMA dummy gun barrel shroud extension removal

Bryan, Somehow I missed your post. Surely you've resolved this by now. If not.... ...I have the same IMA receiver. The pivot pin is part of the receiver casting. The retention slot in the IMA pin is cut all the way around. The button is probably hanging up on the sharp edge of the retention groove ...
by bbrown
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Finally got my MG13.
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

Re: Finally got my MG13.

Dennis built mine several years ago, and it's been reliably chugging along ever since. You might consider stocking up on some expendables like extra firing pins and extractors while IMA still has them in stock. If you get the extra long flash hider I'll bet you'll draw lots of attention at the range.
by bbrown
Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: IMA dummy gun barrel shroud extension removal
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: IMA dummy gun barrel shroud extension removal

Yes, the barrel jacket rotates outward when the receiver is rotated. The end of the large pin on the receiver has a depression milled into the end. Here are some pictures, first of the end of the pin on both the IMA dummy gun and a working BRP S/A XMG, and then of the dummy receiver as it rotates.
by bbrown
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: IMA dummy gun barrel shroud extension removal
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: IMA dummy gun barrel shroud extension removal

IMA customer service just re-confirmed to me that they're a class act. In a response to my e-mail enquiry no more than 10 minutes after I sent it, they noted that it's been several years since they had/used any solid aluminum MG34 receivers in their dummy guns, and so there's nobody there to ask for...
by bbrown
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: IMA dummy gun barrel shroud extension removal
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: IMA dummy gun barrel shroud extension removal

Yeah, contacting IMA is on my short list. I've wiggled and jimmied the pieces many times over the years, always unsuccessfully. I haven't tried applying heat yet, nor have I clamped the things in a vise to work on them. Those are also on my short list. I'm waiting on a guy over on WeaponsGuild to te...

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