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by Blanksguy
Mon May 16, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Belt Loader
Replies: 4
Views: 1820

Tom R, I believe that what you are looking for is the East German Z-64 (or maybe the GFV-64) Belt-Loading-Machine with all of the addaptors/spacers that would go into the metal carry-can. I don't believe that you would want the large drum-collator that can mount on top of this belt-loader as it is h...
by Blanksguy
Sat May 14, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Belt Loader
Replies: 4
Views: 1820

That "East-German" belt loader came in a metal can that held different adaptors to lay in the area for the different belts being use. I have one of these belt loaders, and it will load 8x57mm in the MG42 type belts, 7.62x54R in Maxim metal belts, 7.62x39mm in both types of RPD Belts....and even load...
by Blanksguy
Thu May 12, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: Any info on mg-32 receiver blueprints?
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

pfarber, There is a man (WME______?_________) that advertises in "Shotgun News" that advertises "Blue-prints"....I don't have a copy near me now.....but he places his ads in the Automatic weapons sections for sale area..and it is not in every issue. He has blue-prints for a lot of different weapons ...
by Blanksguy
Sun May 08, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: still popping primers
Replies: 21
Views: 2416

Jason,
Again.......what is the diameter of your Firing-Pin?....and the diameter of the firing-pin-hole in your "Bolt-Face? (IE: Is this a "worn-part" issue? ...where soft-primers are "flowing" iinto this area when fired).

Thanks, RichardS.
by Blanksguy
Wed May 04, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: WW2 reproduction AA mount
Replies: 33
Views: 3558

Beltlead,
Meet me "off-line" at:
mailto:Blanksguy2001@chartermi.net
Thank you, RichardS.
by Blanksguy
Tue May 03, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: wish me luck
Replies: 18
Views: 2513

Jason, What is the diameter of the firing-pin-hole in the face of your bolt?...and the diameter of the firing-pin? (It may be that you have a worn Bolt-Head-"Face" where the firing-pin-hole is now "over-sized"......?) Next question would be: Are the primers starting to "back-out" of the primer-pocke...
by Blanksguy
Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:13 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Sticky suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 784

A Thread on Blank-Adapting/Blank-Adaptors/and............

A lot of people frequent this Board are not only interested in the MG34 and MG42, but are reenactors who would like to use their guns for reenacting and firing Blank-Ammunition.
I have given/mailed a lot of information to "Salt6" for this purpose, and more will follow.
Be safe, RichardS.
by Blanksguy
Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Booster cone hole sizes
Replies: 22
Views: 9562

Yes, MG42 Barrel-Bearings are removeable by removing the barrel....then lifting the Flash-Hider-Catch (just forward of the front-sight).....and sliding the barrel-bearing out of the receiver from/towards the rear of the gun. To re-install the barrel-bearing is nothing more that doing the same things...
by Blanksguy
Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Booster cone hole sizes
Replies: 22
Views: 9562

I am still new to this board....but use to post some useful information on the old MG42 Board.......If you would like, I can gather up this information to post for you.......or gather it up as a reference and send it to you for posting. Being old "Army", not very computor literate. I have done a lot...
by Blanksguy
Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Booster cone hole sizes
Replies: 22
Views: 9562

Myrvangs book on the MG34 and MG42 was a good start in sorting all of this out....I hope that he will expand on those subjects and others. The MG34 and MG42 use different Booster-Cups.......different in that they have different outside diameters and shape. The different bullet exit-hole of these Boo...
by Blanksguy
Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: MG42 Stickies Section
Topic: Booster cone hole sizes
Replies: 22
Views: 9562

The Germans refer to these "booster-cups" as a "nozzle". Basically you have a cone-shapped "cup" under the screwed on Flash-Hider....these came with different size exit hole to the front of the booster-cup. Depending on what caliber/pressure/diamerter bullet the gun was set up for...it would require...
by Blanksguy
Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: MG42 kit Group buy Angola
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

I have dealt with Dan a few times......always top-notch service.....fast shipments.....and really good customer support. He will look for things/parts that you are looking for.
Great service,
RichardS in MI.

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