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by easymoney
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: 308 MG42 Ammo Reloading
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: 308 MG42 Ammo Reloading

Great responses; thanks to all. I have been told that the German machine gun makes make the chambers a little tight because they heat up so quickly once firing begins. There really does seem to be a difference between the size of brass coming out of a US made reloading die and the size of ammo made ...
by easymoney
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: 308 MG42 Ammo Reloading
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: 308 MG42 Ammo Reloading

Thanks for the reply and information. When I reload, all my reloaded rounds fit into the Lyman and RCBS 308 cartridge gauge as all should. However, they drop only partially into the barrel chamber; they miss about 3/8-inch going down all the way. When you compare military made (German or US) 7.62X51...
by easymoney
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: 308 MG42 Ammo Reloading
Replies: 7
Views: 228

308 MG42 Ammo Reloading

I started reloading once fired 7.62x51 military surplus brass for my 42 after 8mm got more expensive. I immediately found that most sizing dies (including my new small base die) do not bring the cartridge cases down to a size that easily fits into a 7.62x51 barrel. I have several barrels and some fi...
by easymoney
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mg42 8mm barrel
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Mg42 8mm barrel

I have 8mm German WWII barrels; a couple are brand new and have a "k" stamped in the barrel. I think this means they are chrome.

Let me know if you are still looking.
by easymoney
Wed May 24, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: The Recuperator
Replies: 29
Views: 10962

Re: The Recuperator

This is a great description. I replaced my recuperator recently after many frustrating attempts to get it to fire correctly. The most common result was light primer strikes when I tried to fire. After installing an old M53 part from a spare parts kit, it worked just like designed. This description p...
by easymoney
Sun May 21, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB New MG42 Recoil Spring
Replies: 1
Views: 308

WTB New MG42 Recoil Spring

Would like to get a couple of new recoil springs; prefer those still in factory storage wrap.

Thanks.

Bob
by easymoney
Sat May 06, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Rubber bumper to protect shells from damage
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: Rubber bumper to protect shells from damage

Again thanks for your reply. Might just have to submit a BATF form to allow me to visit with you sometime. I plan on being at the creek again this Oct and perhaps we can get together. I would really appreciate someone to look over my gun. I went out again this afternoon with all my spare parts and f...
by easymoney
Sat May 06, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Rubber bumper to protect shells from damage
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: Rubber bumper to protect shells from damage

John, thanks for the response. I used a small bolt instead of a rivet because I wanted to be able to replace the tubing as required. I also cut a small hole in one side of the tubing to allow me to put the bolt in and when screwed in it pulls itself into the inside of the tubing so that it is not on...
by easymoney
Fri May 05, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Rubber bumper to protect shells from damage
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: Rubber bumper to protect shells from damage

Has anyone ever tried to simply screw the hose to the front of the trigger guard? I bought a 53 trigger group and tried but the weapon did not fire. I think the trigger group was non functional; have not had a chance to get out and try again. I don't know enough about this weapon to know if my brass...
by easymoney
Fri May 05, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Receiver Diagram Link
Replies: 16
Views: 24404

Re: Receiver Diagram Link

Has anyone ever thought of trying to thread a hole in the front of an old trigger group and attaching a piece of the rubber hose? I have had some less than good results with the homemade version of case dent preventer.
by easymoney
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: New Production 8mm Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: New Production 8mm Ammo

Thanks for the information. I am beginning to think cost per round may be one of the more important factors.
by easymoney
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB 7.62x51 Ammo Can and Demiled Barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: WTB 7.62x51 Ammo Can and Demiled Barrel

Yes, they have not removed them from their web site but have no idea when they might be available again. I had already signed up to be notified when they were back in stock. There is a place in England that has them but they charge about 30 pounds to ship.
by easymoney
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB 7.62x51 Ammo Can and Demiled Barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 414

WTB 7.62x51 Ammo Can and Demiled Barrel

Looking for half dozen or so ammo cans to hold 308 ammo; not the older 8mm cans.

Also would like to find a demiled barrel in 308 with a good and not worn out chamber.

Thanks for looking.

Bob
by easymoney
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: New Production 8mm Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: New Production 8mm Ammo

I was somewhat surprised to see some bulk Wolf and Tula 8mm and even 308 that is relatively cheap. Over the years I have seen posts speaking badly about some ammo and I just want to make sure that what I shoot is worthy of my 42. I appreciate any thoughts in finding the best and cheapest ammo for fun.
by easymoney
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: New Production 8mm Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 604

New Production 8mm Ammo

I found some new production 8mm ammo on the internet for about $.38 per round. While I do not consider that cheap I was curious if it is any good to shoot in my 42 with WWII or Yugo barrels.

I would appreciate any experience anyone might have had with this ammo.

Thanks
by easymoney
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Ammo, the good, the bad, the ugly.
Replies: 10
Views: 3534

Re: Ammo, the good, the bad, the ugly.

I have searched for cheap 8mm bullets to reload for my 42 and believe expensive ones are not easy to find.
by easymoney
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Best Way to Sell Ammo
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Best Way to Sell Ammo

I have started primarily shooting 308 versus 8mm mainly because of the availability of 308. I have collected, over several years, several thousand rounds of Romanian 8mm in spam cans. When I search around the internet I see the price going out of sight because (I assume) there will never be any more...
by easymoney
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Worth of a C&R MG42
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Worth of a C&R MG42

I saw an MG42 have been sold on Rubin's web site the other day; I emailed him and asked what it had sold for; he said $40K.

I was somewhat shocked as I had no idea such an item would be worth so much. Is it just me or is there that much demand out there?

Bob
by easymoney
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Reproduction MG42 Wooden Stock
Replies: 6
Views: 3203

Re: Reproduction MG42 Wooden Stock

Forgot to ask. If I get the stock as advertised on ebay and use the metal parts from my M53 stock, will it work ok?
by easymoney
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Reproduction MG42 Wooden Stock
Replies: 6
Views: 3203

Re: Reproduction MG42 Wooden Stock

I had a lady sewing little parts bags that fit in the butt stock of a MP44. Just a little cloth bag with a tie string at the top. And, they said that was a machine gun part. They also said I could relist if I took the MP44 out of the advertisement. I agree - they are stupid and the only problem with...

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