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by JBaum
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New to MG42s and have questions
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: New to MG42s and have questions

Tons of people have built MG42s and M53s into semi guns, but to do it for someone else requires a manufacturer's license. That leave most people out. It's not a small job to reweld and make it work, so it's past the ability level of most people.
by JBaum
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New to MG42s and have questions
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: New to MG42s and have questions

If you're not going to bulld it for yourself, you'll need to find someone with a manufacturer's license to do it for you.

www.Lewmanarms.com would be my suggestion. They won't be cheap (nobody is cheap anymore), but they've done some very nice work.
by JBaum
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).
Replies: 314
Views: 103790

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

Three are lots of visitors here, but so many find everything they need in the existing message bases, that there aren't many new posts.

We're a friendly crowd. If you have questions, we'll be glad to help.

Welcome.
by JBaum
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: American
Topic: U.S. M1 .30 Cal Carbine full blueprints
Replies: 0
Views: 548

U.S. M1 .30 Cal Carbine full blueprints

See the Carbine Blueprints book review at: http://www.thegunmag.com/epic-compilation-of-m1-carbine-data-great-resource/ Larry Ruth (War Baby, War Baby comes home, and other Carbine books) provided all the blueprints and extras contained in this huge volume, and collaborated with me to produce this b...
by JBaum
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: New kit, is the front section repairable?
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: New kit, is the front section repairable?

Just making sure you saw this. If I wanted one and didn't have the time/skills/patience to do it, I'd buy from these guys:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14082
by JBaum
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Some photos of mine Semi auto open bolt MG53
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: Some photos of mine Semi auto open bolt MG53

The booster is not meant to be used as a gas pressure regulator. Using a nozzle with a larger opening is the standard thing to do. Nozzles come with a variety of sizes of holes, and are selected based on need.
by JBaum
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 lubrication
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: MG42 lubrication

I lightly grease the rails (from front to back) on my 42 with a few pumps from a grease gun, well spread around, and a thin layer on the bolt surfaces that contact the rails. Extreme care not to miss a spot isn't necessary, since the bolt itself spreads it around. I put a squirt or two of oil in the...
by JBaum
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Another great image!
Replies: 118
Views: 31656

Re: Another great image!

Been busy working on other stuff. I'll have to get back to the pictures and extract what I can from the backups. I don't know how I got ANYTHING done when I had a full time job. :)
by JBaum
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Home made mg42 reciever
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: Home made mg42 reciever

I'm not a lawyer, and what I think about something is worth exactly what you pay for it (zero). Nowhere in ATFE regulations does it say anything about 80%. That percentage is not listed or defined by ATFE, therefore, there's no exact way to decide what 80% complete actually means. It's a term that i...
by JBaum
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Home made mg42 reciever
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: Home made mg42 reciever

WaA509 wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:38 pm Would you be willing to make another?
He's not allowed to do that without having a manufacturer's license.
by JBaum
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: New kit, is the front section repairable?
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: New kit, is the front section repairable?

A variety of rebuild parts are here, but many are out of stock. You're getting into the game pretty late. Some people on here bought extra parts. Post a want to buy ad.

https://www.robertrtg.com/store/pc/Rece ... iewAll=yes
by JBaum
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Which German factory built the nicest Mg42s
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: Which German factory built the nicest Mg42s

Uh,huh. Mine is original. I even have a matching number barrael.
by JBaum
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Receiver Locking cams
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Receiver Locking cams

The front of the receiver - at the muzzle? The cam that holds the flash hider holding lever and barrel bushing in place? Those are pins with hollow ends. You'll need some help. Put a center punch straight up in a vise, hold the pin in the muzzle on top of the center punch, use another center punch f...
by JBaum
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Fancy new FAL grip stick
Replies: 26
Views: 15595

Re: Fancy new FAL grip stick

Not sure what's going on. None of the pictures are showing up. I'm working on it.

UPDATE Nov. 26, 3:25 AM: There was a corrupt file in the system software which has been replaced. Pictures are working again now.
by JBaum
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Receiver Locking cams
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Receiver Locking cams

Are you talking about the cam piece that the top cover hinges on?
by JBaum
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Photos of late war mg42 booster
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Photos of late war mg42 booster

Pictures didn't appear... how big are they?
by JBaum
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Photos of late war mg42 booster
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Photos of late war mg42 booster

You had the opportunity to edit your message for the first hour or so after posting.

Just post another message and put the pictures in it. I'll delete the first message later.
by JBaum
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Fancy new FAL grip stick
Replies: 26
Views: 15595

Re: Fancy new FAL grip stick

Pictures have been restored on page 1 of this thread.
by JBaum
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: FAL gripstick trigger shoe
Replies: 5
Views: 2721

Re: FAL gripstick trigger shoe

The pictures that were available are restored here now.