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by messerschmittfan
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Want to know what Wiselite semi-receiver is worth
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Want to know what Wiselite semi-receiver is worth

I am trying to get an idea of what a M53 Wiselite serial numbered receiver is worth. I have a M52 with most of the semi-auto parts and the receiver that I may be selling but do not have a good idea of what they are going for . Thanks Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG blew up in my face! Need help
Replies: 33
Views: 368

Re: MG blew up in my face! Need help

Funny that the German Wehrmacht and the modern day Bundeswehr issued a tool called a Werkzeugpatrone (which is a go/no go gauge) along with Stahlpatrone (chamber gauges) to their Waffenmeister for the MG42. So I find it hard to believe that you think that the go/no gauge has no use in an MG42. They ...
by messerschmittfan
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG blew up in my face! Need help
Replies: 33
Views: 368

Re: MG blew up in my face! Need help

If you will go back to my original post and the second one I sent you I noted that there was nothing wrong with your head space the problem is that camber on the end of the barrel. From the photographs you attached you can see the ring at the base of the cartridges, as well as on the separation of t...
by messerschmittfan
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG blew up in my face! Need help
Replies: 33
Views: 368

Re: MG blew up in my face! Need help

I looked at all five of my MG42's and one M53 barrels. I have one Austrian 7.62x51 NATO conversion units along with six spare barrels in 7.92x57 mm WWII German barrels and two Israeli 7.92x57 mm chrome lined barrels and NONE of them have the barrel so deeply countersunk. I do not think there is a pr...
by messerschmittfan
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG blew up in my face! Need help
Replies: 33
Views: 368

Re: MG blew up in my face! Need help

Why in the world is the end of the barrel chambered so deep? There is no way that the case can be supported by the bolt so you have the end of the cartridge hanging out there with no support. Take a look at the chamber at the end of your Yugo barrel to see what I mean. DO NOT SHOOT your gun with tha...
by messerschmittfan
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: MG34 Photos and Video
Topic: TNW MG34 wont fire with trigger, striker releases on unlock
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: TNW MG34 wont fire with trigger, striker releases on unlock

Did you check the release bar that works off the trigger to insure that the two rollers are intact? If the pin on one of the roller comes out then the bar cannot release the firing pin sear on the bolt.Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 Barrels
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: MG34 Barrels

I second that, always looking for extra 34 barrels. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 15
Views: 1692

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

I think the red deflector piece should be removed after watching several films of the MG3 being shot off of the tripod by Bundeswehr Soldiers. All of those tripods had the deflector piece removed. I will dig the manual out and verify. Thanks Harry
by messerschmittfan
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: bolt carrier and semi sear problem
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: bolt carrier and semi sear problem

I had them do three bolt conversions a couple of years ago so I would have an extra for each gun and in looking at them each one is a bit different at the rear. I have to go to an appointment but if I get a chance later (meaning remember) I will take some photographs of them. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 15
Views: 1692

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

I forgot to answer the question on the red plate, I also believe that it is for blanks but have never checked the manual to see, but I like it as it causes all of the empires to dump in just one place instead of bouncing all over the place. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 15
Views: 1692

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

I also have the adapter from TNW to mount the MG34 on the MG42 or Post-War MG3 tripod but liked Jeff's adapter better. The one from TNW requires that the rear bi-pod retainer spring be removed as since I also use my MG34's off of the AA tripod and the Kuebel I decided on the one from Jeff. Thanks fo...
by messerschmittfan
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: bolt carrier and semi sear problem
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: bolt carrier and semi sear problem

Had a sear break off on me last weekend, gun fired less than 20 times. First problem I have had with the TNW bolts other than minor adjustments. I will be sending back to TNW for replacement. It looks like the metal on the sear is way too thin. Photographs attached Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: grip stick difference between BRP and Wiselite
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: grip stick difference between BRP and Wiselite

Thanks for the replies, while the Wiselite receivers are longer the problem seems to be where they weld in the rear lug mount for the tripod. Their trigger unit is almost an inch longer than the original grip stick. They wove the rear recuperator and bolt block to the rear so the grip stick will fit...
by messerschmittfan
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 15
Views: 1692

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

Looks like only one photo was sent so I have attempted to attach another one to this post Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 15
Views: 1692

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

Many years ago, Jeff Plater at Iron Creations manufactured a complete MG34 adaption kit for the MG3 tripod. It required that you change out the front of spring area with his kit and replace the MG3 trigger with one he made for the MG34. I am not sure that he offers them anymoreI have a set that I us...
by messerschmittfan
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: grip stick difference between BRP and Wiselite
Replies: 3
Views: 235

grip stick difference between BRP and Wiselite

I hope someone can help me on this. Does the front of the grip stick from BRP fit into the modified (made larger) ejection port? I believe the Wiselite fits into the original slot that has been made longer and wider. Also Wiselite moved the rear tripod mount back a little since it seems like their g...
by messerschmittfan
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: German MG-42 feedcover assembly for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4538

Re: German MG-42 feedcover assembly for sale

Thanks PM, email and money on the way. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: German MG-42 feedcover assembly for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4538

Re: German MG-42 feedcover assembly for sale

I will bid $150.00 Thanks Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: German MG-42 feedcover assembly for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4538

Re: German MG-42 feedcover assembly for sale

Just sent a PM to you as I am looking for a German WWII Feed cover to finish my semi-auto build. Harry

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