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by mg42jamesw1
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: MG34 308 conversion parts
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Re: MG34 308 conversion parts

I have a 308 conversion kit I purchased many years ago and was just getting ready to try it out again. I can't remember who I purchased it. I've heard from BRP today that some barrels have come apart. My barrel looks like the same dimensions as the stock 8mm barrels with a cut, shortened and welded ...
by mg42jamesw1
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: RKI: Anyone With Experience Using OOW MG34 .308 Conversion?
Replies: 3
Views: 2031

Re: RKI: Anyone With Experience Using OOW MG34 .308 Conversion?

I purchased my 308 MG34 conversion many years ago and I can't remember where I got it from. I haven't fired it for years but remember it seemed worked OK. I also remember I never fired many rounds through it. Can anyone help me out and let me know if my conversion kit is OK to shoot. The outside of ...
by mg42jamesw1
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Check your MG34 "booster cone" ...a possible warni
Replies: 79
Views: 24797

Re: Check your MG34 "booster cone" ...a possible warni

In talking with BRP, they indicated it is not the hole size but the volume size of the 7.62 booster cone that allows the 7.62 cone to give the greater back pressure needed.
by mg42jamesw1
Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Booster cone hole sizes
Replies: 22
Views: 9093

Re: Booster cone hole sizes

The heavy bolt requires a different buffer. Without it, the bolt beats the back of the gun to death (stress cracks, separated spot welds for the buffer tabs in the receiver).

The problem is that heavy bolts are available in the US, and the matching heavy buffers are not.
by mg42jamesw1
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Check your MG34 "booster cone" ...a possible warni
Replies: 79
Views: 24797

Re: Check your MG34 "booster cone" ...a possible warni

I'm not sure why the booster cone that came with my pre-86 DS MG34 has the hole size so small (8.9mm). Maybe the previous owner had cycling problems and this covered it up. Either way, this is now my new project gun so I'll try the 11mm cone for 8mm ammo and start checking all the other parts to see...
by mg42jamesw1
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Check your MG34 "booster cone" ...a possible warni
Replies: 79
Views: 24797

Re: Check your MG34 "booster cone" ...a possible warni

After reading this and previously checking my booster cones on my MG42, I thought I better check my MG34 booster cone hole size. It is a good thing I did as I have not fired the gun in quite a few years and it needed cleaning like no tomorrow. Anyway, I measured the booster cone size as close as I c...
by mg42jamesw1
Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Booster cone hole sizes
Replies: 22
Views: 9093

Re: Booster cone hole sizes

As per GERMAN MACHINEGUNS by Daniel D. Musgrave on page 326, "Several variations of the 'Ruckstossduse', or 'recoil nozzle,' exist. They differ in the diameter of the hole through which the bullet and the propellant gases pass. The diameter was 11.5mm on the World War II guns; for the same guns...
by mg42jamesw1
Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: receiver dimensions for welding
Replies: 6
Views: 8661

Re: receiver dimensions for welding

Just a quick update. The MG3 recoil tubes were bent slightly but is now fixed. The gun fits both tripod cradles fine.
by mg42jamesw1
Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Wiselite Receiver build
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: Wiselite Receiver build

Just a quick update. My MG3 tripod had slightly bent recoil tubes. A large pipe wrench fixed it so the gun fits the cradle and the recoil springs work fine. Looking for a gun release latch if anyone knows where to find one.
by mg42jamesw1
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: What is the going rate on an mg42/34 reweld?
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: What is the going rate on an mg42/34 reweld?

I like the shipping box above. Can I buy one? What paint was used in this restoration? Was it Duracoat. For your information, my race car builder friend helped me tig weld my cut M53 receiver years ago for $96.43. Cheap considering it was his welding equipment and his supervision. Most of his time w...
by mg42jamesw1
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Are MG42 and MG3 Extractors Cut the Same....?
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: Are MG42 and MG3 Extractors Cut the Same....?

I also had to replace a WW2 extractor on a WW2 bolt. I compared mg3, WW2 Nazi and M53 extractors and they not only looked the same but fired the same. If their are any differences I can't find it. The WW2 bolt now has a later MG3 extractor in it and it works fine with both 8mm and 7.62mm.
by mg42jamesw1
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Wiselite Receiver build
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: Wiselite Receiver build

My m53 FA receiver is 37 5/8" and will fit the WW2 ground tripod but will not fit the MG3 tripod. The MG3 tripod has about 1/8" shorter mounts than the WW2 ground mount tripod. Not sure if anyone else noticed this. I assume I should elongate the MG3 tripods mounts rather than shorten the m...
by mg42jamesw1
Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: receiver dimensions for welding
Replies: 6
Views: 8661

Re: receiver dimensions for welding

I checked my M53 FA receiver length and it measured, as close as can tell, 37 5/8". The gun shoots well but will not fit the cradle of my new MG3 ground mount tripod. The mg3 ground tripod mounting points are to close together by about an eighth of an inch or less. It fits my Yugo ground tripod...
by mg42jamesw1
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Please help! MG42 fires only 1 to 8 rnds
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: Please help! MG42 fires only 1 to 8 rnds

I'm not meaning to renew an old post, but I could not find a better place to add this. I tested my recuperator using a bathroom scale. FA mg53 weighs 26 lbs resting on the scale. I then push down on the barrel bushing (muzzle down flash hider removed) until the bushing bottoms and the scale shows 45...

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