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by Waffentag
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy loose bolt head?
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Where to buy loose bolt head?

What about shimming the barrel extension to increase chamber length or machining the barrel's shoulder shorter to decrease chamber length to make it headspace with the various bolt heads? I have an MG3 bolt on the way, maybe this bolt head will work on all or the some barrels? I really do not want ...
by Waffentag
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 85

Re: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions

On barrels number one and two, it does not lock with the factory ammo that I have. However, I get good lock up with the 500 plush reloads that I sized to tight 308 specifications. I tested every single round in one barrel. So, I think that I can safely shoot these in that barrel.
by Waffentag
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB MG3 Bolt
Replies: 0
Views: 18

WTB MG3 Bolt

WTB German made MG3 Bolt
by Waffentag
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 85

Re: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions

Thanks John, I emailed him, He has none?

Thanks Pat
Pat
by Waffentag
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 85

Re: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions

"no wonder why I can't find any 7.62 barrels. People are buying up to 4 barrels for their MG. So what are the results of your test?" Well, to answer your test result question. I used white paint and labeled my 7.62 Number 1-4. On the Bolts, I just used the numbers already on them. The test...
by Waffentag
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 85

Re: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions

PS, John, I have all of your translated books on the MG42 and MG3. Yes, I read those also:) I also have some versions that you have not yet translated. You are welcome to borrow them, just want them back.

Pat
by Waffentag
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 85

More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions

Well, I spent some time over the weekend reading the Two Volume MG42 book and the previously posted headspace instructions and I have more dumb questions. Armed with my new Forster 7.62 Go No Go gave, I tested my 4 barrels with my 5 bolts. Then, I read that one should remove the extractor prior to t...
by Waffentag
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy loose bolt head?
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Where to buy loose bolt head?

Central Pa, Not going to Knobb Creek, but will be at the Max Show and the SOS.

No, Rush, I have three barrels that I have bolts for.
by Waffentag
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy loose bolt head?
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Where to buy loose bolt head?

Well, now that I have the Gage's, I found that one of my barrels has head space that is too tight! I have five bolt heads, one bolt head is too tight for any of my barrels, may work on my 8mm? One barrel is too tight for any of my bolt heads! Now, with the G3, you can change the rollers to fix head ...
by Waffentag
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Make my own headspace gage?
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: Make my own headspace gage?

I have a Dillon 550B, But not 308 Dillon, dies, I need to order Dillon Dies, However, all rounds were within spec and checked using the 308 Dillon case gage. The lesson learned is that minimum 308 headspace is excessive for 7.62 NATO. Even though it Gage's, OK, for 308, you end up pushing the should...
by Waffentag
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Make my own headspace gage?
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: Make my own headspace gage?

Got my 7.62 NATO headspace Gage's, and tried them out. I placed the min 7.62 head space Gage in my 308 Dillon case Gage. Wow, there is a big difference between 308 and 7.62. The min 7.62 Gage sticks up above the max in the 308 case Gage. I tested all combinations of my 5 bolt heads and 4, no combo h...
by Waffentag
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Make my own headspace gage?
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: Make my own headspace gage?

Ok, that photo is helpful. I got one barrel from RTG, was on a waiting list. I got the other 3 from a local dealer who just happened to have them. I bought all that he had. You may look here, http://www.mg42.us/viewtopic.php?f=80&t=2501&start=20 So, in the photos, one looks like you are look...
by Waffentag
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Make my own headspace gage?
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: Make my own headspace gage?

John, you are right as usual, I just need to buy some 7.62 gages. I was just re-reading some of your earlier posts and found the good article on the difference between .308 Winchester vs. 7.62x51mm NATO that you had provided the link for. http://how-i-did-it.org/762vs308/chamber.html "If you're...
by Waffentag
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Make my own headspace gage?
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Make my own headspace gage?

Here is my dumb question of the week. Can I make my own Go, No Go Gages for matching up my MG42/3 Bolt heads and 7.62 Barrels? I am going to borrow a friends 7.62 GO/NO GO Gages. I have a Dillon 308 Case Gage. I would size one empty 7.62 Case to the same size as the Go Gage and one for the No Go Gag...
by Waffentag
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB Original German Uzi Manuals
Replies: 0
Views: 46

WTB Original German Uzi Manuals

I have an original ZDV 3/15 for the P1 and MP2 dated 1966. I also have the origianl ZDV 3/14 dated 1979 and ZDV 3/12 dated 1985. I have a reprint of TDv 1005/4-01 from John, I would like to find an original copy and any other manuals on just the Uzi. Earlier us better. Interested in any original Ger...
by Waffentag
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Origianl MG42 part?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Origianl MG42 part?

Here is a photo of my original MG42 stock next to two M53 parts kit stocks. One of the parts kit stocks looks very similar to the German stock. Any chance that the one that I refinnished is German WW2?
by Waffentag
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Origianl MG42 part?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Origianl MG42 part?

I just picked up another M53 parts kit. Here are the photos of grip next to the German WW2 grip that came with my MG42. Is this German WW2?
by Waffentag
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Source of 7.62 Pulled Bullets
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Source of 7.62 Pulled Bullets

I need to feed the beast, MG42 in 7.62 NATO,

I am about out of 30 Cal, 7.62 pulled bullets for reloading. Does anyone know of cheap source of pulled bullets? I looked on Gunbroker and the cheapest seems to be tracers? I read that they do not hurt the barrel at all? Is that true?

Thanks
by Waffentag
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 5
Views: 378

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 6:21 am
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 5
Views: 378

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

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