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by makebang
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Bolt will not fit
Replies: 11
Views: 1636

Re: Bolt will not fit

I have a video up somewhere on the board showing the first test fire.... I'll throw up some more pics soon. It just needs a little more fire control work and then its all cosmetics. Though im going to re rivet the rails next year. Ive done thousands of factory perfect AK rivets but I could not get t...
by makebang
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Bolt will not fit
Replies: 11
Views: 1636

Re: Bolt will not fit

No, it was just a little tight i think from all the work and welding. A little massaging the receiver got it running smooth. now, after a few range trips it's super loose lol! The receiver had a few small spots that were very slightly distorted. A little old school bodyshop sorcery (body man by trad...
by makebang
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: first test fire today and....
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: first test fire today and....

SO....I tried filing the firing pin down a few thousandths and it still runs away even with barely visible primer strikes (commercial PPU ammo) A buddy gave me some milsurp stuff (corrosive) with hard primers that im going to try with a new firing pin. Though it was a little better with the shorter ...
by makebang
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: first test fire today and....
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: first test fire today and....

https://youtu.be/6wcvgSkyBtE Going for the 3rd test fire this AM. Ive already been given advice on how to load and make ready easier lol. learning learning. I had only fired 3 rounds before this video. I have done more work since this video. Hopefully I solved the issue. Ill know shortly! Yes, That...
by makebang
Tue May 29, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: first test fire today and....
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: first test fire today and....

The fire control is a BRP semi auto grip stick. I had to trim the hammer and disconnector slightly. The bolt and carrier i modified using using BRP and Robert MFG parts. Using a one piece firing pin and drilled out the wedge. The firing pin seemed to protrude from the bolt face slightly so im wonder...
by makebang
Mon May 28, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: first test fire today and....
Replies: 7
Views: 971

first test fire today and....

Success! First time out on the range and my semi auto M53 runs great! (once i figured out that i loaded the belts backwards lol) The only issue is every once in a while itll crank off a couple extra on its own. It might be the fire control or someone said it might be because im not using milsurp amm...
by makebang
Mon May 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Bolt will not fit
Replies: 11
Views: 1636

Re: Bolt will not fit

Nah, there is no weld buildup. (i wish that was the issue lol!) I won't go any more on the rails as now they match the original so no more should be needed. The caming piece fits perfect but the bolt won't even make it up that far. The dimples on the receiver are very deep which is why i considered ...
by makebang
Mon May 14, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Bolt will not fit
Replies: 11
Views: 1636

Bolt will not fit

I am bout half done with a 4 cut weld up M53 build. Everything measures in spec from all the drawings i have found, camming piece fits perfectly, top cover fits perfectly, so far so good..... until i put the rails in and the bolt had to be hammered in to fit. not good. A little filing, massaging her...

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