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by m4a1sof
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Help please. Gun won't work right.
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Help please. Gun won't work right.

John, Thanks a million. When I looked at that picture a light bulb went off in my tiny brain. I had put that catch pin (the big round pin with the notch in it directly behind the full auto part of the trigger) in backwards. Another words that big notch was 180 degrees off. It runs like a sewing mach...
by m4a1sof
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Help please. Gun won't work right.
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Help please. Gun won't work right.

I took my grip stick apart and now the gun will only fire semi auto. I only took the trigger housing parts out and cleaned them and the housing and put them back. I didn't touch the bolt or receiver, both were the same as before when it worked fine. Works as flawless as before, but now semi-auto onl...
by m4a1sof
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Swiss made tripod?
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Swiss made tripod?

Saw this on Fleabay. While I was looking at it somebody hit the buy it now button, yikes, they have way more disposable income than I do :shock: ! Anyway interesting, I didn't know the Swiss made the Lafette 34 for Germany for one year. http://www.ebay.com/itm/German-WW11-MG34-Switz-Lafette-manufact...
by m4a1sof
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: AA-tripod.
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: AA-tripod.

Nice pod. How much was it? Here is a good close up of the markings on another original pod:
AA POD.jpg
1st Model AA pod markings
by m4a1sof
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: AA mount FYI
Replies: 0
Views: 158

AA mount FYI

Stumbled across this AA mount repro on the web. Ordered one and can vouch for the quality. The only difference I can tell from an original is the cradle is machined from solid stock instead of a casting. Works great. You can adjust the tension on the gun with the bolts just like the original. Goes p...
by m4a1sof
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: What's wrong with this picture?

That's it, you win :cheer:

The thing that threw me off is it looks like he's firing it as the empty portion of the belt looks like it's jumping around, but it must be an optical illusion.
by m4a1sof
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 8
Views: 336

What's wrong with this picture?

MG34 on AA pod.jpg
See if you can spot what doesn't look right.
by m4a1sof
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 15
Views: 1790

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

I emailed Iron Creations and they said they don't make that trigger anymore, so I grabbed a hacksaw and somehow by blind luck I came up with a super simple solution that allows the MG34 trigger to clear the MG3 trigger paddle AND have both semi or full auto operation. The critical thing is the dista...
by m4a1sof
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: How to Replace MG34 Grip Panels?
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: How to Replace MG34 Grip Panels?

I know this is an ancient post, but if you try to slide your grips up you will never get them off. Post should have said if your holding the pistol grip UPSIDE DOWN you slide them up, otherwise slide them down :shock: .
by m4a1sof
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 15
Views: 1790

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem Reply to m4a1sof

maddog51 wrote:Have you done this already? Would like to see pics.


Not yet, I like your idea, I may do it like that as well.
by m4a1sof
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 15
Views: 1790

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

The MG3 lafette manual says the plate is for deflecting empty shells rearward. It makes no mention for being only for shooting blanks. John, just got your manual in the mail, thanks for the fast shipping. There is a whole page devoted to the plate in question, look at page 38 paragraph 2.1.2.5. It ...
by m4a1sof
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 15
Views: 1790

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

I would think the bright red plate was used for blank ammo. It appears it acts like a shim to enhance/simulate recoil while using blanks in training. Hence the bright color (as a reminder) that these plates should be removed for combat/live firing. Of course I could be wrong, but why the bright red ...
by m4a1sof
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 15
Views: 1790

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

That's the same issue that concerned me as I have an AA tripod as well. I am planning on milling a clearance slot down the bottom middle of the adapter so I can install it over the retainer clip. I'll post back if that works.
by m4a1sof
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 15
Views: 1790

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

Thank you for your reply. Wow, I've never seen that way to do the front adapter before. I went with a much less obtrusive and simple solution that TNW came up with, it's just a little metal block that fits in place of the rear bipod lever. It uses the screw used to hold that spring steel lever. Here...
by m4a1sof
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 15
Views: 1790

MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

I have an MG3 Lafette and an MG34, I got the TNW adapter block for the barrel shroud latch, but was wondering how to modify the trigger lever to be able to switch between the lower portion of the MG34 trigger and the upper portion to have semi and full capability like the original Lafette 34 has. Ha...
by m4a1sof
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Heads up, mint sling.
Replies: 0
Views: 1060

Heads up, mint sling.

I don't know if it's kosher to post for sale stuff here, it's not mine, just posting this in case anyone is looking for one. It's the nicest shape original sling I've ever seen. Anyway here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/302133852733?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3A...
by m4a1sof
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: FOUND - Bakelite butt stock with metal tips
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Re: FOUND - Bakelite butt stock with metal tips

What are the years of manufacture that the metal tipped butt stocks would be correct for? I have a DOT 1941 and always wondered what years the metal tipped were correct for, or is it only certain manufacturer's and certain years that used them?
by m4a1sof
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Mg34 7.62 conversion kit
Replies: 1
Views: 882

Re: Mg34 7.62 conversion kit

All I did to convert mine is a 7.62 barrel of course and then added a little piece of metal to the feed tray to make up for the shorter 7.62 round. Nothing else, works great. Don't see why that kit wouldn't work.

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