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by Ratiasu
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stuck
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Bolt stuck

Wups! Also, it turns out the camming piece had small hard bits of junk in one of the grooves... No idea how I didn't see that before I put it in. It's a "new" old camming piece I got relatively recently, but never gave any issues before. some of it came out as I was trying to unjam the who...
by Ratiasu
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stuck
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Bolt stuck

It's hard to see from the pictures, but the ejector bar seems to be in the correct position. Any ideas what went wrong? Even if it turns out I'll have to send it to someone more capable at this than me, I would like to know what not to do in the future. You have to get it out first then inspect the...
by Ratiasu
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stuck
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Bolt stuck

Explain what you meant when you said: "The barrel bounces back so that it is in the forward position? Push the bolt carrier back in? In what? Do you mean you push it forward toward the front of the gun? Have you removed the grip?" How about a picture far enough away to see the whole bolt?...
by Ratiasu
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stuck
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Bolt stuck

OP probably figured it out by now and is not posting the cause of the lock. Very typical for new members here, they come with a problem, we all gather to help them out and they never post again. I haven't solved the issue yet sadly. I only got back from abroad yesterday night, and like I said in th...
by Ratiasu
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stuck
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Bolt stuck

OP probably figured it out by now and is not posting the cause of the lock. Very typical for new members here, they come with a problem, we all gather to help them out and they never post again. I haven't yet solved the issue sadly. I only got back from abroad yesterday night, and like I said in th...
by Ratiasu
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stuck
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Bolt stuck

Double post
by Ratiasu
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stuck
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Bolt stuck

EDIT:

I can barely get eyes on it if I look diagonally through the opening of the top cover. The firing pin holder is not visible. The square flat end of the ejector pin as well as the tip of the ejector bar against it, are.
by Ratiasu
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stuck
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Bolt stuck

Thanks for the reply! I was away from home, PC (and MG) for a few days hence the late reply. For the sake of being careful - how far down the barrel shroud should the barrel go in relation to the barrel shroud exit? Sadly, I do not have a clear view of the firing pin holder. If it's not too much of ...
by Ratiasu
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Time for Change.
Replies: 16
Views: 4947

Re: Time for Change.

Despite being only a fairly recent member with only a few posts, I can say that this website has been a great source of (actual) help AND information - a gem of a website despite its niche nature. Good job.
by Ratiasu
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stuck
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Bolt stuck

Not trying to be a technical pain in the butt, but you need to be clear about what happened and what level of movement you have now before a problem like this can be diagnosed. No worries, I appreciate the thoroughness. I showed a mate how to change the barrel, after which I dry fired the gun. Now ...
by Ratiasu
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stuck
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Bolt stuck

Heya

Whilst messing about my MG, the bolt got stuck in the camming piece, and it won't disengage. I've tried pushing down the muzzle many times to no avail (goes down for only a few centimeters at most). Any help would be appreciated.
by Ratiasu
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Slabbed cocking handle
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Slabbed cocking handle

Bought this one off of a French vendor whilst in Belgium, is this a legit one? It's having some issues not getting past the trigger group when I try to cock it, too. https://s15.postimg.org/vc882xhnv/IMG_5595.jpg https://s15.postimg.org/91kd2ykdn/IMG_5596.jpg https://s15.postimg.org/5vzrcr1rf/IMG_55...
by Ratiasu
Mon May 02, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Charging handle issues
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: Charging handle issues

Furthermore, does anybody know how to recognize whether or not a slab sided cocking handle is repro?
by Ratiasu
Sun May 01, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Charging handle issues
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Charging handle issues

On a fair in Belgium a few days ago I picked up a slab sided charging handle. I tried installing it, but because the hook which goes behind the bolt carrier is about twice as thick as the normal charging handle's, it gets stuck near the pistol grip. Is this normal? Also, I have been having a lot of ...
by Ratiasu
Sun May 01, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).
Replies: 303
Views: 70329

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

Hello everyone, Max is the name! Ever since I was old enough to walk, I've been dragged through the bunkers of the Atlantikwal from France to the Netherlands; same for military fairs all across Europe. My knowledge on MG42's is rather limited, but I'm working on that.

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