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by JBaum
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Deactivated MG42 Bolt Stuck

The "rail" with the hooked end that you are seeing is part of the charging handle. It's not in the position it is supposed to be in for a functioning gun. I'm not familiar with UK rules for deactivating guns, so I can't say whether or how your gun should function. The safety won't operate ...
by JBaum
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).
Replies: 308
Views: 78686

Re: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).

The single best MG42 manual I have would be HDv 241. Each has some details not covered in the other manuals, but for an operator manual, HDv 241 is tops. It covers all the basics that the shooter needs to know.
by JBaum
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).
Replies: 308
Views: 78686

Re: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).

Sharing information is what we're here for. Read everything ask questions as needed. :)
by JBaum
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Paint codes
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Paint codes

At my local paint shop, the device they put the color chip into is smaller than a microwave oven. I doubt they'd have something big enough to put the twin mount in.
by JBaum
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42
Replies: 27
Views: 2375

Re: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42

I'd suggest cleaning the chamber of one of the problem barrels. Put a stainless steel bore brush on a rod, put the rod in an electric drill, and run it in and out for 30 seconds or so while squirting some bore cleaner on it. The shell might be sticking in the chamber causing it to pull apart. I had ...
by JBaum
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Paint codes
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Paint codes

take a paint chip to the paint store and have them put it in their machine to match it.
by JBaum
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42
Replies: 27
Views: 2375

Re: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42

Barrels get the headspace checked with each bolt. Check each barrel with every bolt you have. Is that what you did?
by JBaum
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Paint codes
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Paint codes

Wow, that's a very broad subject. There is likely not a definitive single answer to this question.

See:

https://www.google.com/search?q=german+ ... fox-b-1-ab
by JBaum
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: first test fire today and....
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: first test fire today and....

Youtube link doesn't work.
by JBaum
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Semiauto open bolt MG?
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Semiauto open bolt MG?

It is not legal in the US to have an open bolt semi-auto gun (except for some that were made years ago), but if your laws allow it, the MG42 would be a pretty simple trigger group to convert to single shot from an open bolt. The problem I see is that it would be too easy to convert to full auto, unl...
by JBaum
Tue May 29, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: first test fire today and....
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: first test fire today and....

The firing pin should not protrude from the bolt face when the firing pin is fully rearward. If it does, that's a good place to start for fixing things. Excess protrusion causes blown primers, so you need to check the protrusion. Protrusion should be between 1.35 and 1.65 mm.
by JBaum
Tue May 29, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Reibert book ebay ad
Replies: 0
Views: 613

Reibert book ebay ad

by JBaum
Sat May 26, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WTB Spade Grips for the YUGO M53 not the MG42
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: WTB Spade Grips for the YUGO M53 not the MG42

A set of spade grips for the M53 would need a Yugo buttstock cup. If you have one of those, you might be able to get Charlie Jones from Avon, OH to put one together for you. He has been so busy with his real job that he shut down his website. I know he has several sets made with MG42 cups. I believe...
by JBaum
Mon May 21, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Replacing MG34 bolt rollers
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: Replacing MG34 bolt rollers

There's actually a tool made for doing that, but since you don't have one, look at the pictures of one below and see how it's done:

:D

http://mg42.us/viewtopic.php?t=9832
by JBaum
Mon May 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Bolt will not fit
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: Bolt will not fit

The bolt is factory, so it is obviously within spec. The problem is how the rails fit in the receiver. Maybe some built up weld is holding the rails closer together. That's up to you to determine, as we can't see the receiver. It may require slightly flattening the receiver dimples. Making the bolt ...
by JBaum
Wed May 09, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Semi Build Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: Semi Build Help

Anyone who finishes the gun needs a manufacturer's license, since they would be making it for you and not themselves.

Tread carefully.
by JBaum
Sat May 05, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: The Lafette wrench - What does it do?
Replies: 9
Views: 2041

Re: The Lafette wrench - What does it do?

The Norwegian Lafette wrench I had for sale was not picked up at Knob Creek. It is still for sale at $75, US first class postage is included.
by JBaum
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: My M53
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: My M53

Well done, great finish.
by JBaum
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Member from Belgium :)
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Re: New Member from Belgium :)

I talked with a lot of people with accents. I don't remember and Aussies or Kiwis or New Zealanders this time, but I know I've spoken with many in the past. An accent I enjoy is South Africa. Very friendly guys.
by JBaum
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42
Replies: 27
Views: 2375

Re: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42

Case separations like that occur because the MG42 shoots so fast, that the case doesn't have time to shrink back down after firing before it is yanked out of the chamber. It'll work fine in other guns because there is more of delay in extraction, so the case, which expands against the chamber of the...

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