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by JBaum
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Something Special we have been working on...
Replies: 18
Views: 110

Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Considering the different flavors of semi-auto guns out there, tuning a conversion to a one size fits all solution might be difficult, to say the least. Tuning the nozzle size might also be needed.
by JBaum
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Increasing MG42.us traffic and value
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: Increasing MG42.us traffic and value

No offense was taken, I'm caught up on bills, and trying to get some free time to get to do the things I want to do, instead of the things I need to do.

Lafette forum works for me. It's on the list.

John
by JBaum
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Increasing MG42.us traffic and value
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: Increasing MG42.us traffic and value

My comment wasn't that the board had little traffic, it's that the message bases had few new messages, which I think is because we've already pretty well covered how to build and what can go wrong. Salt isn't around anymore, this board is mine. When I have time, I make modifications and delete thing...
by JBaum
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Something Special we have been working on...
Replies: 18
Views: 110

Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Excellent news. Be sure to let me know when you get either conversion ready to sell. I have a full auto MG42 myself.
by JBaum
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Something Special we have been working on...
Replies: 18
Views: 110

Re: Something Special we have been working on...

The bolt head woudn't need changed, since the base of the 7.62 x 39 cartridge is the same as the 8mm and 7.62 x 51. That leaves the barrel, which I would guess needed to be lighter, a smaller nozzle to help increase recoil, and the feed tray, which needs to be shorter. That leaves maybe the feed paw...
by JBaum
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Something Special we have been working on...
Replies: 18
Views: 110

Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Verrrrrrry interesting.
by JBaum
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Recoil Nozzle play
Replies: 9
Views: 68

Re: Recoil Nozzle play

rather than erosion, it sounds more like the threads were packed full of crud and it just needed cleaned. Glad it worked out, and the little notch showing on the front of the threaded end in the picture is irrelevant to anything.
by JBaum
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Recoil Nozzle play
Replies: 9
Views: 68

Re: Recoil Nozzle play

If you got the part the booster screws onto from BRP, what did they say about the fit?
by JBaum
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Recoil Nozzle play
Replies: 9
Views: 68

Re: Recoil Nozzle play

According to the manuals, the booster gets screwed on tight, then backed off just enough for the detent lever to drop into the first available slot.
by JBaum
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: PMs not sending
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: PMs not sending

When the recipient opens the PM, it is removed from your outbox. I sent one to a guy who lost interest in the board and it sat there for 5 years before I deleted it.

As you can see, now that I've read your PM to me, it's gone from your outbox.
by JBaum
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: PMs not sending
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: PMs not sending

42 rocker has computer problems. He'll be back online in another day or two.
by JBaum
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: MG42 Lafette bolt box
Replies: 2
Views: 48

MG42 Lafette bolt box

Good idea blanksguy - I moved the thread.
by JBaum
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: My first MG42?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: My first MG42?

The barrel release lever looks OK, it's the barrel door that looks bowed in the middle.
by JBaum
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: My first MG42?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: My first MG42?

There is no bolt extension, so it looks full auto to me. You can see that the barrel door isn't straight. Looks like someone blew the gun, and the barrel door popped open from bending in the middle. You have to take off the door by drilling the rivets, then you can straighten it properly in a press ...
by JBaum
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: 308 MG42 Ammo Reloading
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: 308 MG42 Ammo Reloading

If a factory round fits, it's not too tight. Like I said about my AR10 - factory fits, but I had to tighten up the dies to make reloads fit.
by JBaum
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: 308 MG42 Ammo Reloading
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: 308 MG42 Ammo Reloading

First off I'd make sure the chamber is clean. If you need to remove a few thousandths, use a stainless steel bore brush that fits the chamber, and some polishing compound. Spin it on an electric drill. Check frequently. If the factory round fits and your reload doesn't, I wouldn't polish the chamber...
by JBaum
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Want to know what Wiselite semi-receiver is worth
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Want to know what Wiselite semi-receiver is worth

Posted for messerschmittfan:

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M53 kit with most of the semi-auto parts needed to make semi-auto rifle. The nose of the shroud is prepared for the new nose cone that will have to be welded on. The barrel is a new 7.92x57mm one, it has not been head-spaced to the barrel trunnion. If the buyer would like a VG original M53 barrel ready to use I would swap out. The semi-auto pistol grip is complete with the m16 hammer, HD springs and trigger. No German parts all YUGO. This has to go to an FFL holder as the receiver is numbered and registered.


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Close up of semi-auto pistol grip, new M16 FCG and safety. All small pins and springs are as far as the inventory list I made included.


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Close up of Wiselite semi-auto receiver, top feed plate, rails , recuperator , cocking handle, other items.


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Close up of the shroud and front end, showing sight, cone retainer cone and bipod.
by JBaum
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: My first MG42?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: My first MG42?

You can't host pictures on photobucket to link to another place without paying photobucket money. When downloads aren't uploaded to this board, then end up gone when the host pulls a photobucket trick like the above and starts charging for downloads. When hosted on Google drive, they'll last until t...
by JBaum
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Want to know what Wiselite semi-receiver is worth
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Want to know what Wiselite semi-receiver is worth

You click on the attachments tab, at the bottom of your message, you click on add files. You find the picture on your computer and click open. How can you get an http error uploading a file from your computer?

email sent.
by JBaum
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New MG42 Lafette study
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: New MG42 Lafette study

To anyone unfamiliar with Bergflak, his information is always well researched and his articles are well written. His website is absolutely worth reading if you are interested in the subject matter.

5 star rating for Bergflak

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