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by planejack777
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: M53 Production numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: M53 Production numbers

Of further interest, you stated that you didn’t think the Yugoslavs made near the number (700,000) that the Germans did. However, the M53’s that I’ve seen all have five digit numerical sequences...as low as the 10,000 range and as high as nearly the 61,000 range. I’ve seen the letter prefixes beginn...
by planejack777
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: M53 Production numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: M53 Production numbers

Yes, I agree. As to whether they were made on German machines, or presses, that I’m not too sure. It’s my opinion...that the Receivers were not, but the remaining parts may, or could have been.... I’d love to be able to find out more info on these. I have taken many pictures over the years of receiv...
by planejack777
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Is there such a thing as a “dfb MU” Bipod?
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Is there such a thing as a “dfb MU” Bipod?

OK, then it must be that they only made Bipods for the MG34, and not the MG42? It might be that any Bipods for the 42 were simply 34 Bipods modified for use on the MG42?
by planejack777
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: M53 Production numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 115

M53 Production numbers

Well, since we’re seeing more people ask about M53 Receiver sections, I’m curious as to whether anyone might have an idea of the production figures on these? Their designation of M53 denotes that they first came to manufacture sometime around 1953, but did the production proceed until the end of 195...
by planejack777
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Ladder sight install directions
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Ladder sight install directions

Thank you 42rocker, always good to see pictures, especially of an instructive nature!

Jack
by planejack777
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: WTB MGZ40 in Gray
Replies: 0
Views: 103

WTB MGZ40 in Gray

I’m looking to purchase a nice MGZ40 Optic in the gray color. If it is complete with can and straps with filters and brush, all the better!

Jack
by planejack777
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: WTB Original WWII German MG42 Buffer
Replies: 1
Views: 110

WTB Original WWII German MG42 Buffer

Hey, it’s me again....”Mr. Looking to Buy” :cross: So, im looking for a nice still with original bluing on the rear portion of an original WWII Bruffer group for the MG42. The original unrestored ones should have everything Blued with the exception of the spring, that should still be in the “White”....
by planejack777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: IMA German MG42 rear reciever pieces
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: IMA German MG42 rear reciever pieces

I think it depends on the type or means of cutting the sections, ie., torched, or saw cut. Secondly, if Torch cut, how bad is the corrosion as a result of that. And lastly, are the rails removed, and how? Some cut rear sections are all but ruined due to torch cutting, corrosion, and rail removal by ...
by planejack777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: WTB. A minty condition WWII MG42 Bipod. NOT YUGO!
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: WTB. A minty condition WWII MG42 Bipod. NOT YUGO!

Again, thank you 42rocker. Yes, I’ve been absent from this Forum for a time now....as far as any postings...but have been viewing and learning. I started collecting these items in the early 80’s. I purchased many wonderful pieces, but had to sell mostly all of it due to “Life” calling with other res...
by planejack777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: WTB. Great condition original MG42 Tripod
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: WTB. Great condition original MG42 Tripod

Thank you 42rocker. It’s my fault, as I didn’t quite take my time in that postings composition...I quickly wrote what I was thinking....and not to the extent that would have been most clear....my mistake. This Forum is educated, and they “Schooled” me as to what I should have stated. As I get ready ...
by planejack777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: WTB. Great condition original MG42 Tripod
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: WTB. Great condition original MG42 Tripod

Yes, you are correct, I’m looking for the “Tire”, er, uh....gulp...I mean. “Lafette” Mount.

Jack
by planejack777
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: WTB. Great condition original MG42 Tripod
Replies: 6
Views: 205

WTB. Great condition original MG42 Tripod

Also looking to buy....a great Museum condition MG42 Tripod. I don’t want the reconditioned Yugo, but as great as I can find to have a nearly unupgradable original tripod. I pay a great price, for what I’m looking for!

Regards,
Jack
by planejack777
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: WTB. A minty condition WWII MG42 Bipod. NOT YUGO!
Replies: 2
Views: 125

WTB. A minty condition WWII MG42 Bipod. NOT YUGO!

I’m looking to purchase a minty condition original MG42 WWII Bipod....not a Yugo M53 version. I’d like to find one that still has its original 95+ % bluing, and adjustment knob to vary its height. I had one that was beautiful and 43 dated...but sold it about 15 years ago. So, if you’re interested in...
by planejack777
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Is there such a thing as a “dfb MU” Bipod?
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Is there such a thing as a “dfb MU” Bipod?

Can anyone tell me if they’ve seen any “dfb” Bipods? I’ve never seen one.....but I’ve certsinly been looking for one!

Jack
by planejack777
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB Phosphate finish parts
Replies: 0
Views: 145

WTB Phosphate finish parts

Greetings,
I’m looking to purchase Phosphate finished parts. Preferably, Trigger pack, Top Cover, Bipod, Feed Tray. Also West German MG3 parts in the same finish.

Jack
by planejack777
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: cra GH marked rear receiver section NEEDED!
Replies: 0
Views: 119

cra GH marked rear receiver section NEEDED!

Greetings, Might anyone have a rear MG42 receiver section that is ”cra” (Maget) “GH” (1943) marked ? I know that IMA sold some a few years back...along with the middle and front sections too. Of course...if I could “Dream”, a longer section would be best to allow me to trim and use as a Butt weld to...
by planejack777
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB. cra GH rear receiver section
Replies: 0
Views: 106

WTB. cra GH rear receiver section

Hello,
I am looking to purchase a rear receiver section from a “cra”(Maget) GH (1943) marked rear receiver section....longer is best! I will pay you well $$$!

Jack
by planejack777
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Any new in wrap MG1 or MG3 parts
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Any new in wrap MG1 or MG3 parts

Does anyone still have New in Wrap MG1 or MG3 parts that they decided not to use, or can sell for good $$$$. I’m getting started on a project a little late I guess....and the parts purchased from RTG Parts are rusted and pitted! So, I’m hoping someone has some of the parts I need that are eithervsti...
by planejack777
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB MG1 MG3 Barrel Change Door
Replies: 1
Views: 89

WTB MG1 MG3 Barrel Change Door

I’m looking to purchase a minty Barrel Gate Door, or as I know it a Barrel Change Door for my MG1, MG3 build. I purchased one, but it’s rusted and pitted on the inside....and will be much $$$$ for one that either New In the Wrap...or in near unissued condition. I will pay very well for any parts ass...
by planejack777
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Looking for a full rear section with receiver rail dimples
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Looking for a full rear section with receiver rail dimples

Hey Everyone: I’m getting started on this build, perhaps too late (Story of my life), however I’m looking for a full rear section (80% I guess I need to say) that has the Receiver Rail dimples in it. It appears that now I’ve started to search...that either that detail was deleted from those selling ...

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