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by Blanksguy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: removal of Bolt Rear Post/Bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 12

Re: removal of Bolt Rear Post/Bearing

Photo of MG42 Bolt-Assembly attached below:
by Blanksguy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Converting Lafette42 trigger for Lafette 34
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: Converting Lafette42 trigger for Lafette 34

The "Block" that the trigger rotates on to install the weapon into the platform, should be in about the same location on the upper platform for both the MG34 and MG42.........so, if you start with a "U" shaped block that you can mount the sheet-metal-trigger on with a pin.......a...
by Blanksguy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB: MG42 Barrel-Assemblies & Project SA42.
Replies: 0
Views: 10

WTB: MG42 Barrel-Assemblies & Project SA42.

Looking for several MG42 Barrel-Assemblies in 8x57mm (8mm), and 7.62x51mm (.308). These can be in any of the nummerous forms that become available.......WWII German-marked........post-war Yugo.......Post-War 7.62x51mm (.308).........I'll consider "shot-out-bores" at the right-price, and ev...
by Blanksguy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receiver Incorrect Radius
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Receiver Incorrect Radius

I believe that your easiest fix may end up being a set of Global-Machine rear-receiver-halves.

Regards, RichardS
US Army, RET
by Blanksguy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 Training Rounds
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: MG34 Training Rounds

czerka, As your MG34 was set up for, and fires 7.62x51mm ammo well, what I am seeing in the photos could possibly be one of a few issues: 1: Almost looks like not enough recoil of the bolt-assembly to get the bolt-head behind the cartridge-base. What do the deformed cartridges look like on the front...
by Blanksguy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Bolt Body Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: MG42 Bolt Body Issue

When you talk about cartridges "nose-diving" towards the chamber sounds more like the: 1: Cartridge-depressor is bent out of correct "curve".......but: 2: I tend to think it might be more of a recoperator issue where something (piece of dirt/brass/etc. is hanging up the assembly ...
by Blanksguy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Converting Lafette42 trigger for Lafette 34
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: Converting Lafette42 trigger for Lafette 34

You have a couple of options......but what exactly do you want to end up with (?......the ability to just fire full-auto.....or just semi-auto........or both (?). I have to give credit to Bergflak for his photos (below) that I barrowed from his web-page on the different triggers for the MG34 Lafette...
by Blanksguy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Bolt Body Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: MG42 Bolt Body Issue

As you say that the bolt-carriers were both "Yugo", there is always a possibility that they were bad......but (?) you should check the gun a little closer. You say a built Post-Sample (with receiver alignment still good-?).......what I am looking at is a bolt-head unlocking on one-side ear...
by Blanksguy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB MG34 feed tray
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: WTB MG34 feed tray

Nice one on E-Bay today (with 6-days left)..........just under $80.

Regards, RichardS
US Army, RET
by Blanksguy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB MG34 feed tray
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: WTB MG34 feed tray

30Thdiv, Are you looking for a specific type of MG34 Feed-Tray........or just something to convert to fire the shorter 7.62x51mm Blanks (?). As an alternative(s).........try asking the bigger Class-III Dealers such as Bob-Landies at Ohio-Ordnance-Works.........or Bob Naess over at Black-River-Milita...
by Blanksguy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: MG42 Lafette bolt box
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: The Lafette bolt box, mystery solved!

Great article Bergflak..........a lot of detailed information with clear photos as always.

This should also be posted up in the MG42 Section for the MG42 Bolt-Box information.

Regards, RichardS
US Army, RET
Blanksguy2001@outlook.com
by Blanksguy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: 308 MG42 Ammo Reloading
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: 308 MG42 Ammo Reloading

Easymoney, The Military usually has their MG Barrel's Chambers reamed a little on the loose side to allow for dirt/powder-fowling during firing of many rounds under unknown conditions. This will usually show up as brass that shows expanded cases in the area just forward of the extractor-groove on th...
by Blanksguy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: 308 MG42 Ammo Reloading
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: 308 MG42 Ammo Reloading

easymoney, Some things that you might want to look at are: 1: SAMMI-Specs. for 7.62x51mm NATO Chambers vs. Commercial .308 Winchester Chambers. I think you will find out that the Military chambers are slightly larger. 2: When "sizing" rifle-brass (especially after being fired in a Military...
by Blanksguy
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: MG42/m53 barrels, belts, top covers, cans, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: MG42/m53 barrels, belts, top covers, cans, etc.

Slashbike,
So what do you have left for-sale (?).

Regards. RichardS
US Army, RET
by Blanksguy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Fitting New Cam-Pcs. into Receiver.....
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Fitting New Cam-Pcs. into Receiver.....

Once a builder gets to the point of cutting the Cam-Pcs. Holes in the Receiver..........or, is fitting new/used Cam-Pcs. into the receiver........or is at a point of requiring the replacement of the current Cam-Pcs. in their receiver..........what is the procedure to correctly fit a set (or replacem...
by Blanksguy
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Semi Auto MG13, MG34, & MG42 for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1643

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

PM sent.

Regards, RichardS
US Army, RET
Blanksguy2001@outlook.com
by Blanksguy
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: 7.92X57 to 7.62.51 Conversion questions?
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: 7.92X57 to 7.62.51 Conversion questions?

Tmiller, The conversion is very simple.........and you may only have to use a 2-pcs. Blank-Barrel-Assembly and try different "restrictors" (dependent on the Blanks that you will be using and the outside temp.) to make an M53 fire 7.62x51mm/.308 Blanks reliably. Have you looked into the &qu...
by Blanksguy
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: i am thinking about making a 7.62x54r m53
Replies: 79
Views: 11270

Re: i am thinking about making a 7.62x54r m53

amafrank, Thank you for the posted information. First.....remembering that MGs have a slightly looser chambering..... The issue that I was having with Clymers 7.62x54R gauge was that "their" gauge was not only about 1" long.....but the "rim" was cut as a standard size rim th...
by Blanksguy
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: i am thinking about making a 7.62x54r m53
Replies: 79
Views: 11270

Re: i am thinking about making a 7.62x54r m53

........been a while on this subject (been moving State-so-State) so I thought I would check in to see if anyone has come up with additional photos and/or information on the Finish 7.62x54R conversion......or worked on their own project (?).

Regards, RichardS
US Army, Retired.
by Blanksguy
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Lafette Pads replacement question
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: Lafette Pads replacement question

http://mg34mg42.forumactif.org/

Regards, RichardS
US Army, Retired

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