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by jbaum
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: HK marking on MG34
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: HK marking on MG34

Are you sure it isn't the Israeli symbol? The K is odd shaped in that, since it's not really a K. A picture would be good.
by jbaum
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: First Time Buyer
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: First Time Buyer

In assault mode, you're supposed to fire 3 - 5 round bursts only, so a 50 round belt would last for 10 targets/shots. It was more of a point and shoot method, rather than shouldering the gun and actually aiming. Firing from the hip isn't difficult, just make sure you get one foot back far enough. It...
by jbaum
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Help with Build
Replies: 12
Views: 161

Re: Help with Build

It needs to move freely, but it would be best to wait until the receiver was finished before you started messing with it.
by jbaum
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: First Time Buyer
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: First Time Buyer

I have a manual that explains indirect fire and indirect aiming. The Germans really had it all figured out. The German scopes are 3 power, fixed. The lafettes had searching fire devices built in, which used the guns recoil to operate an automatic elevation mechanism. Just set the stops for highest a...
by jbaum
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: First Time Buyer
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: First Time Buyer

If the gun is on a Form 4, the seller transfers it directly to you if you have the C&R license (which is an FFL, so it comes directly to you without going through a dealer, because you ARE a dealer (limited to C&R guns). With most any MG that is sold, the seller holds it until the paperwork ...
by jbaum
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: FA MG42 continued to fire
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: FA MG42 continued to fire

38 grains is a pretty light load for a 42. If the bolt isn't thrown 100% to the rear, the sear doesn't catch the bolt because it isn't far enough rearward, and the bolt comes forward again without being caught. If not that, then either the disconnector is worn (at the front of the trigger group and ...
by jbaum
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: First Time Buyer
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: First Time Buyer

Random thoughts in no particular order: I'll presume you want it to be on a Form 3 because it is out of state. Get a C & R Firearms License, and you won't have to worry about it, because you'll be able to transfer it directly to yourself across state lines with only one transfer tax and one wait...
by jbaum
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Help with Build
Replies: 12
Views: 161

Re: Help with Build

Before you start getting replies, go to the Stickies section and start reading. It will answer most of your questions, and bring you up to speed on what is involved in building a semi 42.

Welcome to the crowd. :)
by jbaum
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: Nice MG42 barrel shroud! $350
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Nice MG42 barrel shroud! $350

That shroud isn't "uncut"... It's just already been welded back together, and poorly done from the looks of it.

Now come the questions: Is it straight, and is it the right length? It may well need to be cut apart again and redone.
by jbaum
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Without recognizing one of the guys in the picture, it's pretty difficult to say whether it's wartime or not. It was made as a scan of a photograph, and wasn't originally a digital picture. The file doesn't have any camera, lens, or gps data.
by jbaum
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: What's wrong with this picture?

I've seen this type of picture before, often with the belt in upside down or wrong end first. They're pictures posed by the guys to send home or just to show them getting to play with the guns. They obviously don't know what they're doing, since neither the guns nor the soldiers are ready to fire. M...
by jbaum
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: WHERE TO SELL A M53
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: WHERE TO SELL A M53

I'd suggest you send a private message to the guy. Click on his name, then select Send Private Message.
by jbaum
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).
Replies: 261
Views: 36203

Re: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).

Welcome, you've come to the right place. Start by reading the Stickies section. It'll keep you busy for a few days. Most answers are in there, but we have some very good builders too, if you get stuck or have a question.
by jbaum
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Found: 1909 MG08 Spandau and a 1916 sled mount
Replies: 21
Views: 1440

Re: Found: 1909 MG08 Spandau and a 1916 sled mount

I'll bring some nice pieces of wood to Knob Creek with me. I have a pallet shop as a computer customer that makes a lot of red oak pallets, and they give me the end scraps to burn in my wood stove. A lot of times they're 2 - 3" square, but only about a foot or two (at most) long.
by jbaum
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Found: 1909 MG08 Spandau and a 1916 sled mount
Replies: 21
Views: 1440

Re: Found: 1909 MG08 Spandau and a 1916 sled mount

There's nothing like the putt-putt-putt of a Maxim gun, and the WWI sleds beat the crap out of the later 1919A4 tripod. Are you going to polish this beast and reblue? A nice deep shine would really make your steamer gun grab some attention. A little time with some oak and a lathe would sure make a n...
by jbaum
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Mg42 ammo can, original or yugo
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Mg42 ammo can, original or yugo

The Yugo cans were made on the German equipment. They're the same (there are different, earlier styles of German cans, but that's another subject) except for the paint job and lack or presence of proof/date marks.
by jbaum
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: "dot 1940"
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: "dot 1940"

At a gunshow near Pittsburgh, a guy walked by with what appeared to be an FG42 first model... It was stamped FG41 on the receiver. Wasn't for sale, and nobody I've ever talked to wanted to believe me, but that's what it was. There are no absolute rules. None.
by jbaum
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Hammer follow
Replies: 31
Views: 648

Re: Hammer follow

PPU ammo is underpowered, so it likely won't give you enough recoil to operate the gun properly anyway. Turkish ammo is way overpowered, and is strongly recommended against using. 8mm has more power than .308, so use that (reloads, Winchester, Federal, etc.) instead of the PPU. This will give you th...
by jbaum
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: 8mm x 57 Mauser Headspace Gage Variations & Measurements
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: 8mm x 57 Mauser Headspace Gage Variations & Measurements

Just when you think your ship is coming in, somebody moves the pier.

Thanks for the info.
by jbaum
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WTS MG-42 Barrels & Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 5042

Re: WTS MG-42 Barrels & Parts

Just in case duplicates my letter: I want to buy Six Yugo MG-53 barrel locking pieces. Will you be able to send to Moscow, Russia? my email: samvel.gularyan@gmail.com.. Best regards, Samvel. A special license is required to export gun parts from the USA. I don't think the parts will be sent to Russ...

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