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by Waffentag
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: MG08/15

Thanks, picked this up to go with it,
by Waffentag
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: MG08/15

Some photos
by Waffentag
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: MG08/15

Thanks, I got the aluminum belts, I thought that I would give those a try since you can load them without a loader.
by Waffentag
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: MG08/15

Well, Form 4 Trust mailed 1 April 16, Approved 2 Jan 17. I will test it out this weekend, I have some New Romanian Steel Cased Ammo. I was thinking of sticking with 8MM, maybe get some Prvi and shoot it then reload? It came with the Drum and a 250 round Cloth Belt. Which is impossible to load by han...
by Waffentag
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace

John, Great, then this solution is a major win for folks with short headspace. It beats sending it off to a gunsmith. Good question on the German Specs, I found the below on the CMP Forum, The Germans used the FAL (G1) before they got the G3. So, it looks like max 308 length of 1.634 falls within th...
by Waffentag
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace

John, Thanks, Your last post got me thinking about that the problem may be with the barrel extension. This a new old stock BW Chrome lined barrel, looks like it was never fired. The barrel extension had some sharp edges from being so new. So, I took my loosest bolt head and wedge, my 7.62 gages, a G...
by Waffentag
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace

John, On the rollers, I am unclear on what you mean. I though that before when I had asked this question, you said that it would not work because the rollers don't set head space, its the roller pins? Did something change in your understanding of the impact that MG42 rollers have on headspace? I am ...
by Waffentag
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace
Replies: 6
Views: 206

MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace

Well, I found another new surplus BW chrome lined MG3 7.62 barrel for $100 at a gun show. They seem to be out there. I also got a good deal on 4 Yugo bolts. That makes 5 total 7.62 barrels and 12 bolts, 2 WW2 (that I will not shoot), 0ne MG3 Bolt and the rest are M53 bolts. I noticed that the BW Chr...
by Waffentag
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: MG08/15

Does anyone have a link or photos of the MG08/15 ammo Cans?

I will get the drum with my gun, I have seen the drum cans, but I can not seem to find photos of the regular ammo can?

Thanks Pat
by Waffentag
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Replacing locking rollers
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: Replacing locking rollers

Will replacing the rollers on an MG42 change the headspace?

I was able to tighten up the head space on my PTR91/G3 by swapping out the rollers. would this work for the MG42?

But, they make rollers in different sizes for the G3.
by Waffentag
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy loose bolt head?
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Where to buy loose bolt head?

Update, I found an MG3 Bolt for a good price and it was still too tight in all four 7.62 barrels. So, there goes that theory. It headspaces on a couple of my 8MM Barrels, so I kept it. I am just going to have to bring my barrel and gage to a show that has a dealer with a bunch of MG42 bolts and try ...
by Waffentag
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy loose bolt head?
Replies: 7
Views: 542

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: 679

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: 236

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: 679

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: 679

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: 679

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: 679

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: 7
Views: 542

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: 7
Views: 542

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 ...

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