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by Shackles101
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck

I managed to sort it last night. When I was stripping it down I noticed there was dirt and excessive dried grease on the trigger group and the general area so I cleaned it up and blasted it down with compressed air... I put it back together and is working as it should. Thanks for your input!
by Shackles101
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck

I managed to get everything freed up after I stripped it as you mentioned along with a few 'precision' hammer strokes...I straightened out the charging handle as it was bent and wouldn't move due to friction. I haven't completely straightened it as I am unsure if it should have a slight gradient to ...
by Shackles101
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck

I'll give that ago tomorrow evening. Thanks for the advice... :D
by Shackles101
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. This gun is an older spec uk deac. So it should dry fire without any issues. All that has been done to deactivate is the barrel has been slotted and welded and the bolt face has been cut away. Do you have any advice on how to get it back into position? Wo...
by Shackles101
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck

Hello all from the UK, I have a 1944 deactivated MG42 that I have recently been gifted. Unfortunately the bolt appears to be stuck on some kind of rail located on the bottom of the gun at the point where the spent cartridges would be ejected. I don't know if this is related but the safety button wil...

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