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by howiebearse
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: Interesting Very interesting MG42 in airsoft
Replies: 17
Views: 1354

Re: Interesting Very interesting MG42 in airsoft

there are allot of guys willing to risk it all to make a dummy, semi,or illegal full auto gun. I watch gun broker for the most part but have seen allot of guns cut with saw blades or cutoff wheel trying to save it after getting their hands on it. You risk a great deal more than you might guess when ...
by howiebearse
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: need to find for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 488

need to find for sale

I need a complete cocking handle assembly for the Mg34 I have a dummy gun built on welded blocked receiver want to get this built into a semi and need the cocking handle xxxxxhbearse@comcast.net remove x's
by howiebearse
Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Paint removal
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

Re: Paint removal

i did part of mine that was needing refinishing by blasting it and priming and painting I also re-parkerized the parts that were parkerized in black park thankfully the base and all parts were as new. The damage was on the tray. Mine is for the Yugo M53 so painted it green. when using the chemical s...
by howiebearse
Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: lafette rebuild as MG42
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: lafette rebuild as MG42

it's likely that all the lafette 34 tripods were rebuilt into lafette 42 tripods . When this was done the top trays were most likely scrapped as the Yugo's had no use for the parts. My yugo lafette was an original German made one but during the rebuild all German proofs were removed. I am not sure h...
by howiebearse
Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: semi mg running f/a
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: semi mg running f/a

I have been firing machine guns since i was 13 ( i am now 65) My tutor at that time was a gunsmith that was trained at Aberdeen Proving Ground. I was also taught that the top cover is another protection devise if something goes wrong and a round goes out of battery. When a gun runs away and you have...
by howiebearse
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: semi mg running f/a
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: semi mg running f/a

whatever you do DO NOT OPEN COVER WHILE IT IS FIRING!!! you can twist the belt but best option is get it fixed by WLA they owe it to you and should be responsible for repairing it before you get caught with it or something happens. It may be your baby but wise things take precedence. The most damage...
by howiebearse
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: finished up my M53 project
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: finished up my M53 project

most are dummy guns the M1919A4 and My M1917A1 are both semis here is a few of my collection I collect com bloc stuff and military ammuniton
by howiebearse
Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: finished up my M53 project
Replies: 5
Views: 776

finished up my M53 project

I built a M53 from a couple kits as a dummy gun and re painted my Yugo lafette tripod as well . The gun has a bolt and small section of recoil spring for when you open top cover. The trigger group is welded into the receiver. the inside welds on the cut receiver are not filled nor is the cut rails w...
by howiebearse
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: need some help on lafayette re assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: need some help on lafayette re assembly

thanks for advise I left messages hope they are able to help. What was odd about my tripod was the top tray was chipped and blistered paint everything else looked mint till I cleaned off the preservative that removed some of the paint now I have to paint it all over again. I am mounting a M53 on it ...
by howiebearse
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: need some help on lafayette re assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 376

need some help on lafayette re assembly

I took the tripod apart for painting and I am lost as to how to re assemble the tray into the top frame and get the rollers and washers back into place. When I took it apart I took the bolts out and disassembled it Now I cant for the life of me figure out the re assembly> i tried the German Manual s...
by howiebearse
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: need some measurements for the new receiver weld
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: need some measurements for the new receiver weld

thanks allot for the help . once i get it set up to weld Ill take some photos of how bad it is cut and how I will get it back together. This will be a dummy gun but with bolt inside probably at the cocked position and welded stationary and the grip housing in place welded stationary nothing will be ...
by howiebearse
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: need some measurements for the new receiver weld
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: need some measurements for the new receiver weld

jbaum wrote:Trunion? Trunion? The M-60 has a trunion. The MG42 does not.

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picky picky picky!!!! My mistake darn it the camming piece
by howiebearse
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: need some measurements for the new receiver weld
Replies: 7
Views: 830

need some measurements for the new receiver weld

The Allegheny receiver I just got posted earlier with pics, turns out is not all from the same gun. It is going to be a bugger to weld up. While the rear section looks to be a slim cut, the next piece has almost an inch missing. The front section where the bushing was cut off is from a different gun...
by howiebearse
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: receiver I got from Allegheny today
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: receiver I got from Allegheny today

what I do on most of my dummy builds is parkerize then one light uniform coat of high temp grill paint. This gives a uniform color as parkerizing will show on the welds. IF you want a blued look you can oil it down a few times with wd40 and rub it in then it gives it a blued look.once it drys a litt...
by howiebearse
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: receiver I got from Allegheny today
Replies: 5
Views: 604

receiver I got from Allegheny today

this receiver looks new rails are cut but that is fine for me as I am building a dummy gun. Going to be some tough welding and grinding but not as hard as trying to piece together the aftermarket items and having to mill and drill. I also ordered the gunners maint kit and it shows carrying use but i...
by howiebearse
Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: 45 dummy, 7.62 wood blanks, 12 gauge from 1944
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: 45 dummy, 7.62 wood blanks, 12 gauge from 1944

what is left and how much are you asking?
by howiebearse
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: do not use Laq steel case ammunition from WW2
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: do not use Laq steel case ammunition from WW2

In my collection these are the only rounds that are showing deterioration . Off all the German ammo I have these are the ones that are really going bad. Thankfully they are the common ones although I probably wont find another of those head stamps to replace them with. I collect by loading lot date ...
by howiebearse
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: do not use Laq steel case ammunition from WW2
Replies: 5
Views: 852

do not use Laq steel case ammunition from WW2

Just a heads up on previous warnings on using German Laqured steel case ammunition. This is part of MY German 7.9 collection of which most of these rds were looking really good when I bought them for my collection but as you can see they are starting to rot through from the inside. I wouldn't use th...
by howiebearse
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: in the trenches italy 1944
Replies: 16
Views: 2617

Re: in the trenches italy 1944

POF is actually Pakistan made ammunition not Greek. It is Pakaistan Ordnance Factory Wah Cantt Pakistan
by howiebearse
Mon May 30, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Things to remember when dealing with ATF-FTB
Replies: 13
Views: 7758

Re: Things to remember when dealing with ATF-FTB

one thing not mentioned here in this discussion is the fact. The ATF and other agency's are always trying to justify their existence. In doing so they create this problem with gun owners of looking through their books for any sort of mistake in order to prove how good they are and how bad the dealer...

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