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by JBaum
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Book "German Secret Armament Codes until 1945" is now available again !
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Book "German Secret Armament Codes until 1945" is now available again !

If you want to know who is who with the codes, you must have this book. Highly recommended, and well done.
by JBaum
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: MG34 BLUEPRINT
Replies: 43
Views: 6706

Re: MG34 BLUEPRINT

rkoons1 wrote:I will take a set as well!!


You realize this thread is form 10 years ago, right?

Neither gfarq nor TMANNN34 are even members anymore, so I doubt they'll read your message.
by JBaum
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Phosphate finished bolt
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Phosphate finished bolt

It is a very early bolt, before they started hard=chroming them. Like any bolt from WWII, I recommend not shooting with it, as its wartime quality is not known, and old steel that has been stressed will crystalize and then shatter under more stress. M53 or MG3 bolts are fine, but with wartime shorta...
by JBaum
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: MG-3 kits ---What do you think ?
Replies: 26
Views: 6769

Re: MG-3 kits ---What do you think ?

And there's no bolt head. WTF?
by JBaum
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB: MP44 barrel
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: WTB: MP44 barrel

5 holes the diameter of the bore is the standard European demil. It sucks when you see that someone has screwed up a perfectly good barrel and you need one. :(
by JBaum
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Mg42 canvas sling
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Mg42 canvas sling

Folke did a lot of research before writing the book. Talk to him at Knob Creek and ask how he determined the originality of the cloth slings. I'm certain he has a reason for his opinion, and the story should be interesting.
by JBaum
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Is my semi MG42 supposed to be making this noise?
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Is my semi MG42 supposed to be making this noise?

I'd check the front barrel bushing for sticking. The recuperator should slap the barrel forward, as it has to immediately after the bolt head releases. But, if the barrel is sticking somewhat, the recuperator is pushing until it overcomes the sticking and then the barrel slaps fully forward after a ...
by JBaum
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Firing Pin questions
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Firing Pin questions

[(O)]
by JBaum
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Damage to casing neck after shooting?
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Damage to casing neck after shooting?

High speed photography would solve this question immediately. Try putting a rubber pad (piece of radiator hose or similar) on the front of the trigger guard to see if the brass is twirling into it upon ejection.
by JBaum
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Still lurkin'!
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Still lurkin'!

we're all still here, there's just not much going on here for the summer. 8)
by JBaum
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 vs M53 ROF
Replies: 7
Views: 2243

Re: MG42 vs M53 ROF

Bil, the bolt I got from you was an MG3 bolt with the spring loaded feed pin, but it was the same weight as the standard WWII bolts. I've seen 3 bolt weights, but I've never seen a buffer made to take the pounding from the heavier bolts. Without that, using a heavier than standard bolt is just askin...
by JBaum
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Semi automatic and full automatic in one receiver?
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Semi automatic and full automatic in one receiver?

I thought it was 10 years and $250,000?
by JBaum
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Semi automatic and full automatic in one receiver?
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Semi automatic and full automatic in one receiver?

A trigger pack AND a full auto style bolt can enable an H & K semi receiver to fire full auto. The term "registered" needs to be defined. You're using it to include "research" parts made by an SOT, while most people use it as meaning that it is a transferable item, that is, a...
by JBaum
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Semi automatic and full automatic in one receiver?
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Semi automatic and full automatic in one receiver?

Salt6 lives! Welcome home, friend.

Conversely to the above possibility, it could have been a registered machine gun, and the guy made a semi auto kit that works in the MG receiver. It's perfectly legal to do that, just not the other way around.
by JBaum
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck

A few drops of oil at the pivot points should prevent the trigger group from sticking for years. Glad to hear that all is well.
by JBaum
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: MGZ40 optic box wooden inlay
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Re: MGZ40 optic box wooden inlay

Someone on ebay.de was selling them several months ago. I suggest you check there.
by JBaum
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: BW Sonderwerkzeug Werkzeugausstattung
Replies: 13
Views: 974

Re: BW Sonderwerkzeug Werkzeugausstattung

Picture 3 is a combination tool for ruptured case extraction and extractor changing. I think the tool above it in picture 5 with the handle and L shaped is used to compress the spring for assembling the rear sight. L shaped tool in picture 1 is a bore/chamber mirror. Picture 6 - front sight adjustme...
by JBaum
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: BW Sonderwerkzeug Werkzeugausstattung
Replies: 13
Views: 974

Re: BW Sonderwerkzeug Werkzeugausstattung

If someone has the manual (TDV 4933/022-12), I know someone who could translate it. :roll: :roll:
by JBaum
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck

The charging handle bar is indeed supposed to be straight. Of course, when the bolt is pulled fully rearward, it is caught by the sear in the trigger group. You'll need to look there for the cause of the problem. Of the two tabs that protrude downward from the bolt body, the rearward tab is caught b...
by JBaum
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck

take off the buttstock, buffer and recoil spring, then remove the trigger group and take out the bolt if it will come out. You may have to manipulate the charging handle to get the bolt out. I'm guessing the charging handle is in crooked.

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