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by JBaum
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Frankenstein MG42
Replies: 9
Views: 44

Re: Frankenstein MG42

It's nice to see the spade grips I sold you went to good use. :) Good job.
by JBaum
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving, 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Happy Thanksgiving, 2018

Good to see you're still around Bil. Those huge crab legs are in the $60 range now, but if you feel the need and are in the area, let me know. :)
by JBaum
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Board down
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Board down

I finally found the corrupt file that was causing the problem with the forums on Saturday. I replaced the file with a backup and everything seems to be working OK now.

John
by JBaum
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: American
Topic: 1919A4, 1917A1, Garand manuals
Replies: 2
Views: 249

1919A4, 1917A1, Garand manuals

Normally I don't do U.S. manuals, but I made an exception with these three: U.S. Browning 1919A4 Overhaul - WW2 Military Issue Browning 1919A4 Base Shop Data - The U.S. military manual for overhauling the 1919A4 belt fed Browning machine gun. This was published at Rock Island Arsenal in August of 19...
by JBaum
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Mg-42 .308 barrel drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Mg-42 .308 barrel drawings

SovietTwins wrote:I have a headspace gauges, so it will be not a problem to get a relaible .308 barrel.
Will left a blueprints here, when i finish it.


That would be great. I am sure a lot of people will like that.

С наилучшими пожеланиями,

John
by JBaum
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: SA M53 cycling issues
Replies: 14
Views: 361

Re: SA M53 cycling issues

In your first message, you say the problem has been with 8mm ammunition. A new feed pawl assy. may cure the problem if the springs are bad. The MG42 rarely has problems with pulling the belt into place.
by JBaum
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: SA M53 cycling issues
Replies: 14
Views: 361

Re: SA M53 cycling issues

The .308 cartridge is fatter than the 8mm. Sometimes the 8mm feed pawls won't consistently work with .308 cartridges. The difference between the two is the pivot point location. The .308 pawls have a slightly offset pivot point which gives the pawls a little more travel so that they jump over the fa...
by JBaum
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: SA M53 cycling issues
Replies: 14
Views: 361

Re: SA M53 cycling issues

The feed pawl assembly is available:

https://www.robertrtg.com/store/pc/Top- ... y-c142.htm
by JBaum
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Trouble Shooting Testing Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: MG42 Trouble Shooting Testing Discussion

If that happened with me, I'd reduce the powder load. There is no advantage of having that much power that it tears the brass apart. Also, make sure your chamber is clean.
by JBaum
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Trouble Shooting Testing Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: MG42 Trouble Shooting Testing Discussion

With new brass, I load and then reload for 2 shots total before I start inspecting the brass for stress lines in the sides of the cases. Stress lines appear where the brass will crack/tear if fired again. I've had very few cases that made it past 4 shots total before the darkish lines appeared. When...
by JBaum
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Bolt locking
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: MG42 Bolt locking

Does it behave the same with the grip off?
by JBaum
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Bolt locking
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: MG42 Bolt locking

In your pictures, you have the cocking handle pulled rearward. You aren't putting the cocking handle into the gun with the handle rearward, are you? The handle should be forward when you put it in the gun. It is designed so that when you initially pull it back with the bolt forward, it gives you ext...
by JBaum
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Trouble Shooting Testing Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: MG42 Trouble Shooting Testing Discussion

No. There are no markings on them to identify sizes.
by JBaum
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 bolt locking
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: MG42 bolt locking

To Cliffside: Are you're saying that by pulling back on the charging handle, you can't get the gun to unlock? Full auto gun? or semi? Have you tried taking out the recoil spring, and does pulling back on the charging handle then let the bolt go rearward? With the bolt catch in the bolt housing, the ...
by JBaum
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Trouble Shooting Testing Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: MG42 Trouble Shooting Testing Discussion

My gun runs in 8mm and .308 with the same nozzle. I swap barrels, top covers and feed trays, and it's ready to run. You're having trouble running .308 reloads in the MG42 because they don't have sufficient powder to make the gun operate. With almost the right load, you'll make the gun operate consis...
by JBaum
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Bolt locking
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: MG42 Bolt locking

There are curved cam surfaces on the cam piece that stick inside the bolt path. When the bolt is pulled rearward, the cams push in the rollers and allow the bolt to release from the barrel extension. If the bolt won't unlock (pull back) easily even with the bolt catch inside the bolt extension, it's...
by JBaum
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Locked account
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Locked account

message sent to dlbard to have oakrodent contact me directly through email.
by JBaum
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 3 - MG34 MG42 M53 Starter Tabs
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: 3 - MG34 MG42 M53 Starter Tabs

And if you look closely at the price tag in the second picture, you'll see that Tim wants $15 for all three. :)
by JBaum
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: B24 Movie
Replies: 1
Views: 97

B24 Movie

Yes, it's on Youtube.com and is only 7 minutes long, but it's a great short video about building the B24.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKlt6rNciTo
by JBaum
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB 42 Booster, 10mm
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: WTB 42 Booster, 10mm

According to the manual (H.Dv. 216/6), an 11 mm nozzle is to be used with .308.

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