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by jbaum
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: MG08/15

The single best operating manual for the MG 08/15 would be HDv 368. There is also a parts book with everything listed and named, and a very well illustrated picture book. See www.Germanmanuals.com for details and pictures of each.
by jbaum
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: New Production 8mm Ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: New Production 8mm Ammo

What I referred to when I wrote PRVI Partizan ammo was PRVI Partizan ammo. That's the name of the company that makes it. It's the name of the company that's stamped on the box it comes in.
by jbaum
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: 8mm Romanian surplus
Replies: 13
Views: 88

Re: 8mm Romanian surplus

I'm confident that Brian knows how to make a recoil spring with the correct specs. The fact that it doesn't look like the original when compressed would be irrelevant, as function and appearance are not necessarily related. I'm not an engineer, so giving my thoughts on the recoil system and exactly ...
by jbaum
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: 8mm Romanian surplus
Replies: 13
Views: 88

Re: 8mm Romanian surplus

The ejector should not interfere with the cartridge now. If it does, you have a problem. The ejector button on the back of the bolt hits the buffer when the bolt recoils. That makes the button bump the ejector bar (inside the bolt housing), which pushes on the ejector to eject the empty shell downwa...
by jbaum
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: 8mm Romanian surplus
Replies: 13
Views: 88

Re: 8mm Romanian surplus

flash hider = muzzle booster it's two components of a single part. The other part is the nozzle. Perhaps this exploded view with a list of all the names of the parts will help you: http://www.mg42.us/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3904 "If the flash hider is not meant to be unscrewed then why dose it...
by jbaum
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Help with Build
Replies: 27
Views: 267

Re: Help with Build

Welding the complete receiver together before you cut out the grip hole is called making a machinegun receiver without a license. It is suggested that you fit the grip stick before you fully assemble the receiver. Maybe assemble the back half, fit the grip (cut out the hole to size, and the full aut...
by jbaum
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: 8mm Romanian surplus
Replies: 13
Views: 88

Re: 8mm Romanian surplus

Is your gun full or semi auto? This isn't what you asked about, but I do have to ask. Why would you even try to run the gun with the muzzle booster partially unscrewed? It is not a gas pressure adjustment. If you've been reading the US government book on the MG34, it is totally wrong about saying th...
by jbaum
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: New Production 8mm Ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: New Production 8mm Ammo

The only way to know if an particular brand of ammo will work in your gun, is to buy a box or two and try it. PRVI Partizan ammo is known for being underpowered, which is a bad thing when trying to make it work in a semi. It may work fine in a full auto 42, but the semi guns are close to the limit o...
by jbaum
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: HK marking on MG34
Replies: 2
Views: 93

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: 149

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: 27
Views: 267

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: 149

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: 149

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: 75

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: 149

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: 27
Views: 267

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: 81

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: 212

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: 212

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: 299

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.

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