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by RetiredBuilder
Wed May 09, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Single Cut M53/MG42 Kit for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Single Cut M53/MG42 Kit for sale

https://ibb.co/ma8Bg7 Hello, I bought this kit off gunbroker a few months ago but have decided to go a different direction with my build. This kit is complete except for a barrel as far as I can tell all other parts are there. Still covered in cosmoline, there is bits of paper stuck to some parts, ...
by RetiredBuilder
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 vs M53 ROF
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: MG42 vs M53 ROF

Considering some of the other statements in the article that don't align with reality: The MG42 was developed from the MG34? Really? I guess fast horses were developed from fast cows then. Obviously their designs are completely different (other than a recoiling barrel). If the feed system for the M...
by RetiredBuilder
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 vs M53 ROF
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

MG42 vs M53 ROF

I was reading here today: http://9thss.com/wpnmg42.html and saw this: "The MG42 was adopted by a number of armed organizations after the war, and was copied or license-built as well. Yugoslavia license-built the MG42 as the M52, retaining the 7.92x57mm caliber. By doing so, the Yugoslavians ret...
by RetiredBuilder
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels

The barrel itself is only 1/3 of the headspace variable. The other two are the barrel extension, and the bolt. All three need to fit together properly to get the headspace, but the barrel and barrel extension are the two that are able to be adjusted (chamber depth, and how far the barrel is screwed...
by RetiredBuilder
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels

Certainly not trying to rain on your parade, but: Are you talking barrels with or without the barrel extension? If without, then they will need set up and the chamber reamed or the barrel spaced or trimmed to get proper headspace. There's a lot of work to make a fireable barrel. Getting a barrel th...
by RetiredBuilder
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels

Hello, I have been working on a semi M53 build for a little while now acquiring parts and making plans, I wanted to do this build in .308 due to 8mm availability and have had a hard time tracking down reasonably priced .308 barrels. I decided to email a company for a quote for barrels and the price ...
by RetiredBuilder
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Christmas is coming...*
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Christmas is coming...*

Very nice, out of all the things in that picture i should be looking at, I cant stopping thinking how nice it would be to have carpet on my shooting benches haha.
by RetiredBuilder
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).
Replies: 303
Views: 70062

Re: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).

Hello, I came here to learn more about MG42, M53, MG3 as i plan to do a build soon. Site looks great with lots of information. I have 3 k98s, a hitler youth knife, and various other German WWII items. I have built an semi auto sten, and semi auto uzi. So i plan to tackle something a little more chal...

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