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by JBaum
Mon May 21, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Replacing MG34 bolt rollers
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Replacing MG34 bolt rollers

There's actually a tool made for doing that, but since you don't have one, look at the pictures of one below and see how it's done:

:D

http://mg42.us/viewtopic.php?t=9832
by JBaum
Mon May 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Bolt will not fit
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Bolt will not fit

The bolt is factory, so it is obviously within spec. The problem is how the rails fit in the receiver. Maybe some built up weld is holding the rails closer together. That's up to you to determine, as we can't see the receiver. It may require slightly flattening the receiver dimples. Making the bolt ...
by JBaum
Wed May 09, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Semi Build Help
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Semi Build Help

Anyone who finishes the gun needs a manufacturer's license, since they would be making it for you and not themselves.

Tread carefully.
by JBaum
Sat May 05, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: The Lafette wrench - What does it do?
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: The Lafette wrench - What does it do?

The Norwegian Lafette wrench I had for sale was not picked up at Knob Creek. It is still for sale at $75, US first class postage is included.
by JBaum
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: My M53
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: My M53

Well done, great finish.
by JBaum
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Member from Belgium :)
Replies: 13
Views: 458

Re: New Member from Belgium :)

I talked with a lot of people with accents. I don't remember and Aussies or Kiwis or New Zealanders this time, but I know I've spoken with many in the past. An accent I enjoy is South Africa. Very friendly guys.
by JBaum
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42

Case separations like that occur because the MG42 shoots so fast, that the case doesn't have time to shrink back down after firing before it is yanked out of the chamber. It'll work fine in other guns because there is more of delay in extraction, so the case, which expands against the chamber of the...
by JBaum
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Member from Belgium :)
Replies: 13
Views: 458

Re: New Member from Belgium :)

I got back from there Sunday night. They shoot twice a year, in April and October. There is also a gun show, and machine gun rentals are available so that people who do not own a machine gun can shoot. I talked with a few Germans, Canadians, and Norwegians there this time. Sometimes, a bus load of J...
by JBaum
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Member from Belgium :)
Replies: 13
Views: 458

Re: New Member from Belgium :)

You may enjoy the videos of Knob Creek, Kentucky that are on YouTube here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... 1vm3-BQRJU
by JBaum
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Member from Belgium :)
Replies: 13
Views: 458

Re: New Member from Belgium :)

I keep everything lightly oiled, and put a drop or two on the trigger assembly. A light layer of grease on the rails is good for a gun being shot, but if it is just for display, light oil would be fine. The MG42 does not rust easily, so there is not much to be done for maintenance of a gun that is n...
by JBaum
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Tiger MG34 turret part
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Tiger MG34 turret part

About the only thing rarer than that is finding someone who wants to buy it.
by JBaum
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Hammer follow
Replies: 38
Views: 2894

Re: Hammer follow

Sounds like your recuperator is just fine. You want the most amount possible of recoil spring to be in the gun without binding when the bolt is fully rearward. And remember that the bolt actually compresses the buffer spring a bit too, so there has to be a little extra room left over when the rear o...
by JBaum
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Hammer follow
Replies: 38
Views: 2894

Re: Hammer follow

Have you tried a different recoil spring? Considering that most semi guns have barely enough recoil force to operate, yours isn't the worst problem to have. You can always go with a slightly oversized nozzle.
by JBaum
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Interchangeability
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Interchangeability

yes, the MG42, M53, and MG3 bolts are all the same, (other than the difference in the type of extractor, spring, and retainer, and that the MG3 bolt has a spring loaded feed lever pin). They take the same buffer, but the M53 buffer also requires an M53 stock (German and Yugo stocks are not identical...
by JBaum
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Donation link
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Donation link

I deleted the previously existing donation link. First off, I know that some of the other gun boards have links for donations, and/or send out emails begging for donations. I won't do either. The software to run this board is free, and the yearly fee for the MG42.US name registration and website ser...
by JBaum
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Brass Catcher
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: MG42 Brass Catcher

You posted the same question in two places. I answered the other one.
by JBaum
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Forums
Topic: Brass Catcher info
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: Brass Catcher info

It attaches directly to the ejection port on the MG
by JBaum
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Receiver advice on build type
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Receiver advice on build type

Nevermind, my error this time :)
by JBaum
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: The Lafette wrench - What does it do?
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: The Lafette wrench - What does it do?

I put hi res pictures of it on my website. It isn't perfect, but its the only one I have left. It's for sale to whoever pays for it first. I can take it to Knob Creek if you want to pick it up there. John Here's a link to an original German tool from Russia that's for sale. 60 euros will get it to t...
by JBaum
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Way fast firing MG42
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Way fast firing MG42

Yup, that'll do it.

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