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by JBaum
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Interesting way to stabilize an AA tripod.
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Interesting way to stabilize an AA tripod.

Obviously a photo opportunity and not combat. Who would want hot brass falling out of the gun and hitting them on their bare chest and belly? Whew.
by JBaum
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: What did I find???? MG42 Front Sight area
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: What did I find???? MG42 Front Sight area

And for anyone interested in a well made set of spade grips as shown in the pictures above: They are a copy of the German made MG3 helicopter door gunner grips. They use a buttstock cup from an MG42 stock and can be installed in a few seconds. Just twist off the buttstock, and put the spade grips on...
by JBaum
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: The Lafette wrench - What does it do?
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: The Lafette wrench - What does it do?

I have a Norwegian lafette wrench for sale. I do not have a German one for sale. PM sent.
by JBaum
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: The Lafette wrench - What does it do?
Replies: 4
Views: 92

The Lafette wrench - What does it do?

Attached are some pictures of 3 variations of the lafette wrench, and what the wrench is used for on the lafette. Since the lower part of the MG34 lafette is the same as the MG42 lafette, the wrench works the same for both. The Norwegian wrenches are easier to find, and not as collectable as the Ger...
by JBaum
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: A book
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: A book

There are too many variables to write it all in a manual and have it work with what everybody has as a kit and how it needs built. Front end cut off with a bandsaw, or destroyed by a torch? Replacing the front bushing or rewelding? Receiver in pieces, in quarters, halves, or whole? Single piece firi...
by JBaum
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).
Replies: 282
Views: 44080

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

MG42, M53, MG3. It's what we do. Welcome :)
by JBaum
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WTS: German mg42 mg 42 buffer
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: WTS: German mg42 mg 42 buffer

A post war or MG1, 2, or 3 buffer maybe, definitely not WWII.
by JBaum
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for M53
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Looking for M53

If that's what you want, you'll likely be able to find a dummy gun at one of the larger gun shows, or maybe find one for sale that doesn't work (built crooked, etc.) and just not fix it. It may or may not still be classified as a gun, but for the right price, you could do a small bit of welding and ...
by JBaum
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for M53
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Looking for M53

Buying one that's already assembled and running is great if you have the money to spend. Building one will save you thousands of dollars, which is compensation for your time and frustration. Which way to go is something you must decide for yourself. Finished guns appear listed on here for sale somet...
by JBaum
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WTS MG-42 parts, latest list of stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: WTS MG-42 parts, latest list of stuff

Just checking to see if uploading DA's photos is possible..... Yup, works for me.

DA: Post the pictures on the board so they don't get lost. It's easy, and it works. See below for proof.
by JBaum
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WTS MG-42 Barrels & Parts
Replies: 24
Views: 6017

Re: WTS MG-42 Barrels & Parts

DARIVS ARCHITECTVS wrote:
WHY CAN'T I EDIT MY PROVIOUS POSTS, JOHN? AM I MISSING SOMETHING?


The only thing you're missing is that you no longer have moderator status.
by JBaum
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WTS MG-42 parts, latest list of stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: WTS MG-42 parts, latest list of stuff

Where are the pictures you're supposed to have? Surely you have a digital camera on you phone.
by JBaum
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Seeking a gunsmith for a Wiselite M53, Frustrated and Out of ideas.
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Seeking a gunsmith for a Wiselite M53, Frustrated and Out of ideas.

Glen (flemgunner) is fully capable of taking a pile of pieces and making something that works every time. His problem will be finding time to do it, and like getting anything fixed that doesn't run (washing machine, car, or gun), probably won't be able to tell you the cost of fixing it until he actu...
by JBaum
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: On the Eastern Front, Mariongrad.
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: On the Eastern Front, Mariongrad.

I am always annoyed when ebay sellers advertise a Yugo sling as "genuine WWII German". Especially when people pay too much for them because the seller said is was German and the buyers don't know any better. Education, by reading or researching in other ways, is always a cheap price to pay...
by JBaum
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Christmas is coming...*
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Christmas is coming...*

I like it when they don't want to stop. :)
by JBaum
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Replacing locking rollers
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Replacing locking rollers

Different bolt/roller design. The rollers themselves don't set the headspace on a 42, it is the roller pins. With a 42 bolt, the roller pins can't be a different diameter, because they wouldn't fit right in the bolt head if they were.
by JBaum
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions

mg34 has them for $75 :D
by JBaum
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy loose bolt head?
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Where to buy loose bolt head?

MG34.com is back open and has unused and used bolts for sale.
by JBaum
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions

Thanks John, I emailed him, He has none? Thanks Pat Pat "He has none?" What does that question mean? You emailed him when he says he was closed for inventory? I'd probably tell you I didn't have anything either if you asked when the website says I'm closed for inventory. What did you ask ...

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