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by sbude57
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Finally took a picture
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Re: Finally took a picture

I know what you mean. Already thinking of another to correct all the mistakes I made on this one. Again, I.m only 'thinking" about it. :D
by sbude57
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Finally took a picture
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Finally took a picture

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Here is a picture of my MG3. Much thanks to Jbaum and Der Alder. Still have some more testing to do, then it's going to get a paint job.
by sbude57
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: No second shot
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: No second shot

No offense taken. And I will post some picks, especially now that I've got it running. Thanks again for your help.
by sbude57
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: No second shot
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: No second shot

Success! Got out to the range today and your suggestions did the trick. Didn't put a whole lot of rounds through it, enough to see if it was functioning properly. Was at one of our state ranges and they tend to frown on rapid fire past bursts of three. Next week I'll take it out to a private range a...
by sbude57
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: No second shot
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: No second shot

Alright, an update. Replaced the old recoil spring with a new, amazing how much more compressed the old spring was. Installed a new roller and stud, this time with a nice tight fit through the bolt. I also enlarged the hole in the stud to eliminate any binding on the firing pin. Created a window on ...
by sbude57
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: No second shot
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: No second shot

Good suggestions, thanks. Going to be spending some time on it tomorrow.
by sbude57
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: No second shot
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: No second shot

I broke the gun down the other night, and found some possible trouble spots. I've noticed the firing pin tends to bind somewhat on the hole through the feed stud shaft. I had some problems inserting the BRP feed stud in the bolt and think I may have taken too much material off the stud to get it int...
by sbude57
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: No second shot
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: No second shot

Thanks Der Adler. I'm going to try and sit down tomorrow night and look at the areas you and John suggested. I think I have a new recoil spring laying around, so that's a plus. As far as the booster cone, I've got mine set up for 308, consequently I ordered the nozzle/ cone a while back, it's a one ...
by sbude57
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: No second shot
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: No second shot

My mistake, recoil spring. The click is the hammer, it sounds like it's functioning properly when I pull the trigger, just doesn't fire. The problem I had with the SA recoil spring I had purchased was that the bolt would not go all the way forward, the modified recoil spring took care of that issue,...
by sbude57
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: No second shot
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

No second shot

I took the original buffer spring that came with my parts kit, and trimmed it per suggestions I found in the forum. The bolt now seems to go into battery. My problem now, is that I can't get a second shot off. When I manually charge the first round, the gun fires. The second round is merely a click....
by sbude57
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Light primer strike/ round not going into battery
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Light primer strike/ round not going into battery

Found the issue with the drag. It's the grip stick, more precisely where the bolt slides across the hammer. Through the process of elimination, had the bolt sliding smoothly with the grip stick installed sans the hammer. Once I replaced the hammer, there's enough drag to effect the rest of the feedi...
by sbude57
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Light primer strike/ round not going into battery
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Light primer strike/ round not going into battery

Thanks jbaum. I'm presently roughing it camping, so my resources are limited. Yeah, roughing it with my laptop and portable wifi, lol. I did bring some rudimentary tools, anticipating problems. A friend of my son stopped at the house and picked up the original recoil spring, I'm going to play around...
by sbude57
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Light primer strike/ round not going into battery
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Light primer strike/ round not going into battery

I've completed my SA MG42, and am in the process of testing it. It seems that when I charge a round, it strips the the round from the belt alright, but when I pull the trigger, "click". If I open the feed cover and remove the belt, then manually cycle the action, the round in the chamber d...
by sbude57
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Charging handle
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Charging handle

Wanted to edit my post, but couldn't, so in response to your question, yes, that is where it's located.
by sbude57
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Charging handle
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Charging handle

It's how I've read it being described. At the end of the charging handle, where the bend to catch the bolt is located, there's a small, for lack of a better term, conical button that, if I'm correct, rides along the bottom of the right rail and keeps the handle in plane. Correct me if I'm wrong. Of ...
by sbude57
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Charging handle
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Charging handle

I seemed to have shot myself in the foot, not literally, of course. Early in my build, when I was reading on adapting the charging handle, I misinterpreted what do with the button on the end of the handle. Needless to say, I removed it and then discarded it. Is there any way to remedy the situation ...
by sbude57
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Feed tray and top cover
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Feed tray and top cover

Did some searching, I think the easiest thing will be is to buy a 308 top cover.
by sbude57
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Feed tray and top cover
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Feed tray and top cover

Thanks John, that's the problem then. It is a 308 feed tray, not a converted 8mm. Is there a way to put a spacer in the original 8mm feedtray? I'll also search the forum for the answer.
by sbude57
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Feed tray and top cover
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Feed tray and top cover

Hey everybody! With the recent acquisition of some BRP rear receiver halves, I've gotten back to working on my build. It has been progressing nicely, been following Mech Warrior's post, and it's a good feeling as things start to come together, and parts are fitting where they're supposed to. His tut...
by sbude57
Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Barrel Bushing Again
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Barrel Bushing Again

You've been a big help, thanks.

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