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by Blanksguy
Sat May 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: MG42 Receiver Back Metal
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: MG42 Receiver Back Metal

What are the markings on the left-rear-receiver-section (?).

Regards, RichardS
US Army, RET
Blanksguy2001@outlook.com
by Blanksguy
Sat May 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WW2 MG42 Receiver - 4 Cut
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: WW2 MG42 Receiver - 4 Cut

What are the markings on the left-rear-section of receiver (?)…...please post a clear photo of this, or e-mail the photo to me.

Regards, RichardS
US Army, RET
Blanksguy2001@outlook.com
by Blanksguy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: i am thinking about making a 7.62x54r m53
Replies: 94
Views: 15488

Re: i am thinking about making a 7.62x54r m53

M53FA, I'll try to bring you up to date on a lot of what is covered in the earlier 4-pages of posts on this subject...….or at least as far as I understand them...…..: Our design(s) is based mostly on a couple of ideas: 1: To make a replica as close to what the original designers in Finland did durin...
by Blanksguy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Value
Replies: 19
Views: 751

Re: MG42 Value

So then does this mean that an old 3-cut "Angola-Dan" receiver with a parts-kit like this would be more $$$$…...or is this just another one of those "auction" "things"....(??).

Regards,
RichardS
US Army, RET
by Blanksguy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Blank Adapting
Topic: blank adapting the mg42/m53/mg1-3
Replies: 222
Views: 50840

Re: blank adapting the mg42/m53/mg1-3

junglewalk…….. You could try asking around in the cartridge-collectors forums...…..someone will have one of those WWII German 8x57mm Blanks to let go. I recall that a lot of Egyptian 8x57mm blanks use to be on the market. One of the units that I use to reenact WWI used them with an MG08 ….. fining t...
by Blanksguy
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Please help me find a legit builder
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: Please help me find a legit builder

Lots of good information.....and then some that is guessing based on hours vs. self-labor. Realistically, if you "guestimate" the number of hours to make a "one-of" rear receiver...…..and then fit it to a "one-of" front half......you are going to come up with more than ...
by Blanksguy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB: MP44 barrel
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: WTB: MP44 barrel

You might try Bob owner of Ohio-Ordnance-Works. They use to make MP44 Barrels as needed.
Give them a call.


Regards, RichardS
US Army, RET
Blanksguy2001@outlook.com
by Blanksguy
Wed May 09, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Single Cut M53/MG42 Kit for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1100

Re: Single Cut M53/MG42 Kit for sale

PM sent requesting "link", and questions.

Regards, RichardS
US Army, RET
Blanksguy2001@outlook.com
by Blanksguy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB MG34 feed tray
Replies: 14
Views: 3072

Re: WTB MG34 feed tray

Another MG34 Feed-Tray up on Gun-Broker-Auctions at $26 today......17 April 2018.

Regards, RichardS
US Army, RET
by Blanksguy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Front site
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: Front site

Have you looked on the Gun-Parts-Corp web-page........(?).

Regards, RichardS
US Army, RET
by Blanksguy
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: M53 bushing replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: M53 bushing replacement

To give you more information to add to your statement about those parts.........I need to ask if you had a question (?). Otherwise........I would have to ask for a clear photo of those parts that you are talking about, laid out together to see what is going on. I can make guesses........but that wou...
by Blanksguy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Überschießtafel for the Lafette 34 & 42
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

Re: Überschießtafel for the Lafette 34 & 42

bergflak, Great information as always........and in great detail. Now all we need is to locate a good/reliable source for identical replicas (and the different rivets/aluminum and steel types) of the different models for our Lafettes that are missing their plates....... Regards, RichardS US Army, RET
by Blanksguy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: M53 bushing replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: M53 bushing replacement

Difference (?).....Yes. Your statement of just welding in Bushings on a few Barrel-Jackets for re-sale (?).............may not be a good idea......as their location may be off. Again........ ......if the Bushing is located too far rearward, the keys that keep the barrel-bearing oriented for installa...
by Blanksguy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: M53 bushing replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: M53 bushing replacement

I have not seen enough of these Bushing (that I knew for certain were a specific make/model) to know the answer to your question............ ..............but............. You are building an SA42 or registered MG42/MG3/M53.......and unless you are looking for a specific "LOOK".........doe...
by Blanksguy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: M53 bushing replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: M53 bushing replacement

First.....you may have to include the MG3 Bushing as you will have to know what the replacement bushing was made for ........ correct (?)......used or new it was either made MG42/MG1/MG3/MG74/M53/?......but I believe that you will find that they will all allow you some latitude/adjustment in Bushing...
by Blanksguy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Way fast firing MG42
Replies: 7
Views: 1250

Re: Way fast firing MG42

flemgunner, I would think that the longer Barrel-Bearing (being longer) would hold the pressure inside the Booster-cup/"Nozzle" slightly longer as it moves to the rear attached to the front of the barrel.......and not allowing the excess gas-pressure to escape out the vents in Flash-Hider ...
by Blanksguy
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Way fast firing MG42
Replies: 7
Views: 1250

Re: Way fast firing MG42

flemgunner, Lets go back and start at the beginning with a couple questions......which the answers can help us help you..... 1: 8x57mm or 7.62x51mm/.308 (?).......and who manufactured the ammuntion that was used for this firing (?). 2: Booster-Cup/Nozzle hole-size (?). 3: Long or short Barrel-Bearin...
by Blanksguy
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mg42 receiver for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3514

Re: Mg42 receiver for sale

Yep......the only other item that Global-Machine could do to make these receiver-halves look more like the originals would be to make the "rail-rivet-indentations" on both sides.....and as they appear on the cut/DEMILed MG42 receiver in their photos from Global-Machine's Auctions (shown ab...
by Blanksguy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: M53 receiver stampings don't reach cut barrel shroud.
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Re: M53 receiver stampings don't reach cut barrel shroud.

Posting a few photos of the Global-Machine receiver-halves so you can see how far they will extend.......let us know if you believe that they are long enough for what you need.

Regards, RichardS
US Army, RET
by Blanksguy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mg42 receiver for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3514

Re: Mg42 receiver for sale

Breakout703, Trayce1911s old ad of about a year ago showed a set of receiver halves from Global of that time period (or earlier). I have posted four (4) of Global-Machine's receiver-halves photos from their GunBrokerAuction......and they appear a little different. Now I have no connection with Globa...

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