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by JBaum
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels

The barrel itself is only 1/3 of the headspace variable. The other two are the barrel extension, and the bolt. All three need to fit together properly to get the headspace, but the barrel and barrel extension are the two that are able to be adjusted (chamber depth, and how far the barrel is screwed ...
by JBaum
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels

Certainly not trying to rain on your parade, but: Are you talking barrels with or without the barrel extension? If without, then they will need set up and the chamber reamed or the barrel spaced or trimmed to get proper headspace. There's a lot of work to make a fireable barrel. Getting a barrel the...
by JBaum
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Lost a Good Friend Today
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Lost a Good Friend Today

With the class 3 community as small as it is, it's always sad to lose one of the good guys in it.

Sh!t happens, life goes on, or not. Been there, done that. I was just luckier than some.

RIP Tom, it's time to take a break from the world. See you next time around.
by JBaum
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Binary trigger??
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Binary trigger??

Using a registered drop in auto sear for an AR15 would be an interesting project. You'd have to figure out how to get the timing right (how to make the bolt bump it at the right moment to release the hammer), but I don't see why that couldn't be done.
by JBaum
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Binary trigger??
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Binary trigger??

Not sure what kind of answer/advice you're looking for here. You could mount a binary trigger. If it's legal for other firearms, it should be legal for a semi 42 firearm. You could mount a crank device. If it's legal for other firearms, it should be legal for a semi 42 firearm. You could mount a bum...
by JBaum
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Allied
Topic: Bought Vickers kit, Help & need info
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Bought Vickers kit, Help & need info

I remember that such seals used to be made of cotton rope or cord, which was covered with graphite. It was flexible enough to seal very well, as the water jacket doesn't have any pressure in it. A thin cotton clothes line could be boiled in water first, then greased or graphited. It will take some t...
by JBaum
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: cloudy optics
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: cloudy optics

I haven't had one of those apart. A picture or 2 would be nice.
by JBaum
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Axis
Topic: MG34.com website is back online
Replies: 0
Views: 37

MG34.com website is back online

For those who were looking for stuff and found the MG34.com website down - they're back online.
The owner had a medical issue and is back to to work now.
by JBaum
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: What are YOU doing during Winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: What are YOU doing during Winter?

Well, after I get done building a roof over the back steps, it will be basement time for me too. Gotta drywall a few walls, finish a bathroom, and maybe put up a door or two. Welcome to the joys of home ownership.
by JBaum
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: MG34 Jig Rental
Replies: 34
Views: 4153

Re: MG34 Jig Rental

Hiya Bil. I'd say let's eat some king crab, but the radiation and chemo pretty well destroyed my taste buds, and most foods don't taste right yet. I keep hoping it'll get better, but at least I don't puke on food anymore. Next time we're both healthy and within a few hundred miles of each other, we'...
by JBaum
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Bil !!!!! 10/15/2017
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Happy Birthday Bil !!!!! 10/15/2017

Yeow. You lost 2 days. Last time I fell off a roof I only lost about 5 minutes (I think). It took about 8 months before that last rib decided to quit moving around though. At least you didn't do the broken neck thing. We're getting too old to be doing this sh!t.
by JBaum
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Deckungswinkelmesser - Variations
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Deckungswinkelmesser - Variations

Here's the first of a 5 part series. This deckungswinkelmesser (deckungs = cover, winkel = angle, messer = measurer) is an odd variation that I've only ever seen one of (and this is it). The gauge inside is calibrated in degrees (instead of mils), and percent. The body and outer frame of the deckung...
by JBaum
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Interesting way to stabilize an AA tripod.
Replies: 1
Views: 119

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: 161

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: 156

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: 156

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: 82

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: 284
Views: 45544

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: 94

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: 162

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 ...

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