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by JBaum
Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Almost done!
Replies: 16
Views: 2046

when you ad a picture, be sure to wait for the picture to be sent from your computer to the website before finishing the message.
by JBaum
Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Faq
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Don't worry about the recuperator. My MG42 is an original 8mm, and it runs .308 just fine. Swap the barrel, feed tray and booster nozzle, and you're ready to go. If you want to shoot M60 linked ammo, you'll need to change the feed pawl assembly inside the top cover. What I do is swap the barrel, fee...
by JBaum
Tue May 31, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Bolt catch questions
Replies: 2
Views: 664

In the event that someone is "just throwing it away", I'd be happy to have one for my spare bolt..... :D
by JBaum
Tue May 31, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Now or never
Replies: 19
Views: 1703

OK, it was a little bright out, and a little farther away than it could have been, but the wife took the picture of me in the front yard. The first picture is with it sitting on the kitchen counter. C&R, 1943 production, and I still have one of the original barrels for it, with the matching seri...
by JBaum
Tue May 31, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: New MG42 Manual just finished - now on my website
Replies: 6
Views: 899

He's been in Afghanistan for 7 months now. Says he spends most of his time riding in the rear humvee with his head out of the turret hanging on to a 240G. He says he'd rather have my MG42, since the 240G is so dirty after 500 rounds that he's had it jam. I guess they don't have enough M60s left to g...
by JBaum
Tue May 31, 2005 1:24 am
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: New MG42 Manual just finished - now on my website
Replies: 6
Views: 899

I can't say for sure that I'll make it there on Saturday. I'm sure I can be there Friday if anyone wants anything, or wants to look things over before making a selection. My son is coming home from Afghanistan that Saturday. I don't know when his flight is yet, or what time, or which airport (Clevel...
by JBaum
Sun May 29, 2005 2:33 am
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: New MG42 Manual just finished - now on my website
Replies: 6
Views: 899

New MG42 Manual just finished - now on my website

OK, I have it on the website now. This latest manual is made for the MG1/MG2, which of course means the MG42 as well. It's now in English and available for sale. This 76 page manual (originally 93 pages), besides telling about stoppages of all sorts and how to disassemble/assemble the gun, has explo...
by JBaum
Thu May 26, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: MG34-MG42: GERMAN UNIVERSAL MACHINEGUNS
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Well!!!!!!!!!!!! I like the book. It's missing just enough information, that people have to buy my translated manuals. Myrvang is working on another volume. When they sell out of the first volume, they may print another one. If I remember right, he said it was about post war variants. And for my nex...
by JBaum
Thu May 26, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Now or never
Replies: 19
Views: 1703

I went insane 6 years ago and bought one for $15,000. boy was I nuts, huh?

hahahahahaha most of what I have, I couldn't afford to buy.

Anybody want to buy a deckungswinkelmesser? I have an extra that's for sale.
by JBaum
Thu May 26, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Bolt marked "BK"
Replies: 8
Views: 697

The spring plunger inside the bolt is called the bolt catch. For full auto, it prevents the bolt rollers from bouncing out of the grooves in the barrel extension and causing an out of battery explosion. It's a must have for full auto, but I don't think it's used for semi. If used for full auto, and ...
by JBaum
Tue May 24, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: About the MG34 bipod
Replies: 5
Views: 903

I just scanned in all the pics for the next MG 42 manual tonight. 93 pages in the original, and it will likely be very close to that for the translation. This is the manual with the exploded parts views, showing all the pins and spring and each little part. Should be the perfect thing for somebody w...
by JBaum
Mon May 23, 2005 12:50 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: About the MG34 bipod
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Thanks, what they said makes sense the way I read it then. Sometimes when translating, the same word can mean several things, and without the item in front of me, it's impossible to know exactly what is correct. Considering that people pay money for my work, I think it's only fair to make sure it's ...
by JBaum
Sun May 22, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: ---->Gun Broker, German MG42 Armorers Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 724

the round extractors don't fit the square extractor bolt head, either. I got my kit for $20. I figured the firing pins and ejector rods were worth that. Without a modern bolt head, the extractors are a great decoration on a keychain - nothing more.
by JBaum
Sun May 22, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Beautiful 42 @ gun show
Replies: 6
Views: 694

a good belt sander with finer and finer paper does wonders for polishing off welds. After that, a car buffer makes it shine so the blue looks like it glows. I had a buddy with a body shop who cleaned one up for a guy.... couldn't tell a thing when he was done.
by JBaum
Sun May 22, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: About the MG34 bipod
Replies: 5
Views: 903

About the MG34 bipod

I don't have an MG34 and I'm finishing up a manual for it..... can the bipod spin completely around while attached to the MG? In other words, when it's on the barrel housing, will it rotate 360 degrees? From what the manual says, it sounds like the bipod will fold and hook on the mount, but when it ...
by JBaum
Fri May 20, 2005 12:55 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: red paint on the ground tripod?
Replies: 8
Views: 803

In the manual for the Lafette, it is suggested to remove the deflector when shooting blanks, and that's about all. It makes no sense to have it red for a combat situation.... my deflector is red too. Maybe since the Germans train with blanks a lot, they were red so that they would be spotted if left...
by JBaum
Tue May 17, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Recuperator Tube Loacation
Replies: 14
Views: 2094

Ahem..... The recuperator holds the barrel toward the front. When the powder gas is trapped in the muzzle booster (between the nozzle and muzzle of the barrel), it acts like a piston and cylinder, pushing the piston (barrel) rearward. The recuperator first slows the rearward motion. At the max rearw...
by JBaum
Tue May 17, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: German Translation anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 667

I don't have the series, and probably wouldn't be much help anyway. I taught myself to read German, but once you get past "Ya" and "Schnell" (from Hogan's Heros) I'm lost. I don't speak German, I just read it and translate it to English. Someday maybe I'll save up enough spit in the back of my throa...
by JBaum
Fri May 13, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Twin Mount Pictures?
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

zwillinssockel mount

Some of the information for it is in the MG34 manuals I've already translated. The actual Zwillingssockel manual was being translated by Ryan Schnee: http://www.zwillingssockel.com He has a real zwillingssockel in the IF5 trailer. He brought it in from Belgium, I think. It's an interesting site. I d...
by JBaum
Fri May 13, 2005 1:40 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Twin Mount Pictures?
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

The zwillingssockel twin mount for the MG34 (above) is the same as the one made for the MG42. The trigger mechanism and sights are a little different, that's all. The surplus twin mounts for the MG3 (same mount fits the MG42) that are often seen for $1,000 or so, are about $200 in Germany. Shipping ...

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