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by Waffentag
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: MG08/15

I contacted IMA to and ask about buying the socket for the bipod as a separate piece or a complete BIPOD. They replied promptly telling me that the Bipods were out of stock. Maybe my local gunsmith can fabricate an adaptor that will fit onto where the Bipod attaches on the MG08/15 and then to my MG3...
by Waffentag
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: MG08/15

Thanks, that is great info, I have an MG3AA tripod and and I adpted a 1919 pintle to work with an Mg3. If I adapt that, I will have a couple of options. Does anybody have recommendations on manuals, which ones?

Pat
by Waffentag
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 5
Views: 217

MG08/15

Anyone have experience with the MG08/15? A new toy, 1917 Erfurt, It comes on a bipod with the the 100 round drum, one, belt and a hose, I have a bit of a wait. I ordered the "Devils Paint Brush" book. I have a few original WW2 manuals. Any thoughts on other stuff, books, accessories that I...
by Waffentag
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: FA MG42 continued to fire
Replies: 1
Views: 130

FA MG42 continued to fire

I had a range session, using some reloads the I made a few months ago. After running a few belts in 7.62 NATO reloads without issue, I had about three instances where my full auto MG42 continued to fire a few rounds after I let up on the trigger. It was not a runaway gun, just a few rounds. I checke...
by Waffentag
Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 reloading, Brass shrinkage????
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: MG42 reloading, Brass shrinkage????

Ahhh, That is smart. I was wondering how to measure a chamber free bore space without making a chamber cast, one would have to check each barrel,

Pat
by Waffentag
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 reloading, Brass shrinkage????
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: MG42 reloading, Brass shrinkage????

Thanks John, I understand that if the the OAL cartridge length is too long that or if the case head space, base to shoulder is too long that could cause the round to fire out of battery. My question is how much free bore does a German MG42 7.62 NATO barrel really have? All the reloading manuals say ...
by Waffentag
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 reloading, Brass shrinkage????
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: MG42 reloading, Brass shrinkage????

I just measured and resized every case from my last shooting session. My Gage or my eyes must have been off when I checked a few before and thought that they had shrunk? They did not shrink! In fact, about 1/2 are are now over 2.015, (7.62 NATO). Perhaps, by luck, the few that I checked before were ...
by Waffentag
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WTS MG-42 Barrels & Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 5226

Re: WTS MG-42 Barrels & Parts

Kurt, I will take the barrel latch, My pm is held up in my out box, if the MG3 grip is complete, as opposed to just the frame, I will take that also,

Thanks Pat
by Waffentag
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 reloading, Brass shrinkage????
Replies: 7
Views: 902

MG42 reloading, Brass shrinkage????

Well, The MG42 has been running great in 7.62 with reloads. I relaoded some surplus 7.62 NATO cases twice and thought that I would need to trim my brass. However, it was actually shorter than when I started? Now, I have been relaoding for over 30 years and have never seen this? Is it even possible?
by Waffentag
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: MG-3 kits ---What do you think ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4535

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

Is the bolt body safe to use with the described repair? Is it a heavier version?

Pat
by Waffentag
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Belts, 50, 150, 250..????
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Belts, 50, 150, 250..????

Thanks Frank, I ordered the book that you recommended. I ordered HK21 belts from RTG. They were in new condition. I guess at they should work fine. I will be shooting 7.62 mostly. I had to remove the starter tabs and put them on the other end of the belt. I decided to turn a couple of 50 round belts...
by Waffentag
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: EOTECH mount for MG3/MG74?
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: EOTECH mount for MG3/MG74?

I understand, I have the NE MG3 tripod with optics. I did not like that. I much prefer the AA Tripod and shooting with the stock in my shoulder. The Iron sites are ok, I keep it to short burst, I get my sight picutre, squeeze, then let up. I figured that the Eotech would be neat. We are shooting at ...
by Waffentag
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: EOTECH mount for MG3/MG74?
Replies: 4
Views: 836

EOTECH mount for MG3/MG74?

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Has any one ever mounted an EOTECH directly on there MG42 or MG3? I see that RTG has a couple of differnt B&T mounts, the cheapest is $200?

Does this hook directly to the barrel shroud? Are there less expensive options? Does it work well?

Pat
by Waffentag
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Belts, 50, 150, 250..????
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Belts, 50, 150, 250..????

Well, I got the RTG belts, the 50 rounders were like new, the 100, and 150 had a few links with a small amount of rust that clean up. I measured the inside diameter of the belts and it seems tight? I have other belts that were inside a BW can that look differnent and have a larger diameter? Are ther...
by Waffentag
Sat May 21, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Belts, 50, 150, 250..????
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Belts, 50, 150, 250..????

Well, I ordered some more 50 round belts, a 100 round belt and a 150 from RTG. I also ordered the plastic 120 round can that clips not eh side of the 7.62 feed tray. Then I got their 10 ammo can special,

Will let you know how they are. The 250, just seemed too long?

Pat
by Waffentag
Fri May 20, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Headspace
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Headspace

Do you need to remove the extractor from the bolt in testing headspace

Pat
by Waffentag
Thu May 19, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG3 Bolt Head?
Replies: 2
Views: 450

MG3 Bolt Head?

I was looking at RTG guns and I noticed that you could get a yugo bolt for $90, yet the MG3 bolt heads are $220.

I will be shooting mostly 308. Is there any advantage that justifies the prices the MG3 bolt head?

Pat
by Waffentag
Tue May 17, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Belts, 50, 150, 250..????
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Belts, 50, 150, 250..????

So, are these HK21 belts for sale with RTG the same as MG3 belts?

Has anyone used the 150 or 250? Thoughts?

Pat
by Waffentag
Sun May 15, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Spoke for first time in over 70 years today
Replies: 17
Views: 2568

Re: MG42 Spoke for first time in over 70 years today

At long last, My MG42 not only spoke,, but sang and sang. I ran almost 500 rounds throughout it flawlessly.

What an awesome piece of hardware when it runs.

The final problem was the charging handle was vibrating loose,

Thanks for all of the advice from the folks here,

Pat
by Waffentag
Sun May 15, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Good Load for 308 MG42 Reloads
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: Good Load for 308 MG42 Reloads

I found my load for my FA MG42, 42.5 grains of IMR4064

Pat

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