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by easymoney
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: New Production 8mm Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 161

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 7:01 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB 7.62x51 Ammo Can and Demiled Barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 58

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 8:15 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB 7.62x51 Ammo Can and Demiled Barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 58

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 8:28 am
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: New Production 8mm Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 161

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 2:31 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: New Production 8mm Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 161

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 2:28 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Ammo, the good, the bad, the ugly.
Replies: 10
Views: 3028

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 5:41 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Best Way to Sell Ammo
Replies: 2
Views: 454

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 6:00 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Worth of a C&R MG42
Replies: 3
Views: 616

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 4:48 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Reproduction MG42 Wooden Stock
Replies: 6
Views: 2754

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 4:42 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Reproduction MG42 Wooden Stock
Replies: 6
Views: 2754

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...
by easymoney
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Reproduction MG42 Wooden Stock
Replies: 6
Views: 2754

Re: Reproduction MG42 Wooden Stock

Yes, that looks like it but not the site I was looking for. I try to avoid ebay ever since they banned me from selling reproduction cloth bags to go in the stock of an MP44 to contain spare parts. They banned me because they said CA laws considered this a machine gun part. The guy (and many others) ...
by easymoney
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Reproduction MG42 Wooden Stock
Replies: 6
Views: 2754

Reproduction MG42 Wooden Stock

I recently saw a reproduction MG42 stock in natural wood color for like $49.99. It was not on a regular MG parts site but rather on more of a military collectors page. I did not bookmark the page and now I cannot find the site. Does anyone out there know where this site might have been? Thanks Bob
by easymoney
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB MG42 Barrel 7.62 X 51
Replies: 6
Views: 6497

WTB MG42 Barrel 7.62 X 51

Seeking new and chromed barrels designed for 7.62 NATO.

Thanks
by easymoney
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Does Case Length Matter?
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Does Case Length Matter?

I am reloading 308 to feed my beast.

I know that some firearms are sensitive to the case length. Does anyone have any experience with reloading for the 42 and know if it is sensitive or not. Or if it even matters.

Thanks
by easymoney
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Which Top Cover to Use?
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Which Top Cover to Use?

I mainly shoot 308 in my MG42. I have read in another post that some of the top covers (like the MG1/3) can be rough on the belts. Almost all of my belts (I assume) are Yugo surplus.

My question is: Which top cover should I be using to get the best life from my belts?

Thanks.
by easymoney
Thu May 05, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Good Load for 308 MG42 Reloads
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Good Load for 308 MG42 Reloads

Yes, I saw one and made one. Fired it with about 10 belts and all of a sudden it got caught somehow jammed the bolt. I suspect I did not take enough time to make it as described. Mine was a little lose. Just did the tubing thing to keep from having a part inside the receiver.
by easymoney
Wed May 04, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Good Load for 308 MG42 Reloads
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Good Load for 308 MG42 Reloads

I did not realize 1g or so would make much difference. The best thing I did was twist tie a piece of tubing to the front of the trigger guard to prevent the brass from being bent when ejected. Thanks.
by easymoney
Tue May 03, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Good Load for 308 MG42 Reloads
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Good Load for 308 MG42 Reloads

I recently started loading some 308 to shoot in my MG42 with a conversion kit. I am using IMR 3031 powder. Anyone have any experience in reloading for a 42? As I am new to this project I would appreciate any help anyone might provide. Thanks.
by easymoney
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: WTB: 8mm MG42/M53 Barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 2850

Re: WTB: 8mm MG42/M53 Barrel

I have a couple of what appear to be new/unfired WWII German barrels in 8mm.

Contact me and we can see what we can work out. hickma_b@bellsouth.net
by easymoney
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB: MG42 Wooden Butt
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: WTB: MG42 Wooden Butt

Thanks, I figured 42 stocks were clear finished and that the MG53 stocks were painted black; now confirmed.

I am looking for any stock that can be refinished to look like a 42 stock; no markings necessary.

Thanks.

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