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by Abominog
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).
Replies: 308
Views: 84300

Re: New Member Intro

All those months give you an excellent opportunity to learn about your coming MG42.

John Baum, a member here, has published a number of booklets which are translations from original German manuals. They are INVALUABLE. Buy them, study them. You WILL need them.
by Abominog
Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Bluing or painting M53
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Re: Bluing or painting M53

Depends on your goal and quality of the welding. I suggest parking it, then see what you want to do. no matter what you'll have to clean it spotless.
by Abominog
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: M53 shroud front repair
Replies: 7
Views: 2046

Re: M53 shroud front repair

Would you be so kind to explain the 13/8mm retracted measurement? Is this related to the barrel bearing caming?
by Abominog
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: M53 shroud front repair
Replies: 7
Views: 2046

M53 shroud front repair

What is the best way to repair the front of an M53 shroud which has been torch cut? RTG has the MG3 front ends w/ sight, that seems to be the easiest way, but will it fit the M53 barrel bushing, FH, and barrel (concerned because MG3 rear lugs not the same as MG42/ M53). The other option is to get th...
by Abominog
Wed May 07, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: Removing shroud hinge pin
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

Re: Removing shroud hinge pin

Thanks for that. So there are two vastly differing opinions on how it is attached.

We were looking at a cut front end last night and it sure as heck looks like it's all machined from one piece.
by Abominog
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: Removing shroud hinge pin
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

Re: Removing shroud hinge pin

If one had a semi receiver w/o the pin, one has to source the pin and install. Or machine a new one.
by Abominog
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: Removing shroud hinge pin
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

Re: Removing shroud hinge pin

Thanks John.

I suppose it could be cut out/ split out or machined out.

Does anybody know where these can be procured?
by Abominog
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: Removing shroud hinge pin
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

Removing shroud hinge pin

I'm talking about the big pin on the front of the receiver onto which the barrel shroud mounts and rotates.

How does one remove that pin from a chunk of receiver? I can't see where it's pinned in, I suspect it's compression fit, is it also welded?

Any ideas on removal?
by Abominog
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: degree markings on 34 rec
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: degree markings on 34 rec

Yes, mine kit has a 5. Don't know what it means.
by Abominog
Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Steyr receiver w/o "PJ"
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Steyr receiver w/o "PJ"

Here is the "PJ" marked receiver, S/N 1738. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =380779123


The other is a 3-digit S/N, IIRC something in the 35x range. No photos right now.
by Abominog
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Steyr receiver w/o "PJ"
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Steyr receiver w/o "PJ"

Comparing two cut receivers, both look the same including waffenampt; both have serial numbers. One has a crappy "PJ" well above the S/N but the other has nothing- no "PJ".

Anyone ever heard of an unmarked Steyr?
by Abominog
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Removing barrel door screw
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Removing barrel door screw

I need to remove a barrel door screw but it won't budge. Are these peened or something or just needs a boatload of torque?
by Abominog
Fri May 17, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New MG42 muzzle brake
Replies: 0
Views: 301

New MG42 muzzle brake

Pakistan Ordance Factories has developed a new MG42/ MG3 muzzle brake. It's a two party design; the rearmost is an adapter and looks like the MG3 FH and screws onto the shroud; the frontmost looks somewhat like the experimental WWII design and screws onto the adapter. I haven't downloaded the photos...
by Abominog
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: help ID'ing a receiver
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: help ID'ing a receiver

anjongni wrote:Sorry blkwlf, Gov C says you can't even POSSESS that in NY.



Please cite penal law.
by Abominog
Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Militaria
Topic: In Memoriam, Our Friend Dan Bartha -- Angola
Replies: 22
Views: 47882

Re: In Memoriam, Our Friend Dan Bartha -- Angola

Thanks 42Rocker for pasting everything over here. Just to let you know, a wonderful floral arrangment was delivered and placed in front of the pastor's podium. It was signed "From Dan's friends at 1919a4.com and MG42.us God Speed, Dan." I have to say, amonst us gun guys there was far more ...
by Abominog
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Militaria
Topic: In Memoriam, Our Friend Dan Bartha -- Angola
Replies: 22
Views: 47882

Re: In Memoriam, Our Friend Dan Bartha -- Angola

A memorial service will be held tomorrow (Saturday, 1/5) at 11am at:

Faith United Church of Christ
1300 Maple Rd
Williamsville, NY 14221
by Abominog
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Gustloff assembled MG42 1943-Some questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 2669

Re: Gustloff assembled MG42 1943-Some questions.

The "red" is usually referred to as "plum" color. The plum is a result of the blueing process with high nickel content steel. The plum color is often found on refinished SVT40 bolts; Entreprise also made a run of high nickel L1A1 receivers (I'm sure, not intentionally) in about 1...
by Abominog
Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Where do I get the cheapest MG34/MG42 drum magazines?
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Where do I get the cheapest MG34/MG42 drum magazines?

Do you want drums or magazines?

The MG42 drums are merely ammo holders. Magazines feed. There are no MG42 magazines.

Please do not confuse the two.
by Abominog
Sun May 31, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: heres a dummy ?
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: heres a dummy ?

Don't forget the "clear" "park" finish, Myervang mentions it, I've seen kits with it, they were not "unfinished" but had a "clear" finish that supposedly was some half-assed park. I'm no expert in parking, and I don't completely buy into it, but I can say some...

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