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by JBaum
Fri Jun 17, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: spider sight
Replies: 13
Views: 940

How much were the reproduction sights? I got my real one (waffenproofed) 2 years ago from a guy in Italy for $52 + $8 shipping.
by JBaum
Fri Jun 17, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG 34 Parts Diagram
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

I know what you're thinking guys.... I had BYF41 write the message so that I could tell everyone about the manuals..... no, no, no, no I really didn't. hahahahahahahah BYF41 - check my website listed below. what you're asking for is what I'm selling, plus a whole lot more. I presume you bought parts...
by JBaum
Fri Jun 17, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: wtk: Problems in 42 with Yugo 50's ammo from century
Replies: 19
Views: 1574

Bluker1: 8mm Mauser headspace guages are made by Forster (sp?). They sell them on ebay, and any good catalog like Midway should have them. They're around $50 for the set of 3, which is VERY cheap in my mind, considering the possible results of not having them. The Cam Piece (often called the trunion...
by JBaum
Fri Jun 17, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Can I just shoot m60 link out of an Angola .308 kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 1061

The belt feed pawls for using M60 links are different. Get a set of those pawls and you can run M60 linked .308. The distance between the linked cartridges is greater on the M60 links than on the non-disintigrating belt for the MG 34/42. The lever that operates the pawls is about 1/16" of an inch lo...
by JBaum
Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Sling ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 900

I believe the swivel you're talking about was an armorer's special that was common on WW2 guns. My C&R MG42 has a hole for the sling to hook into when used for assault in the position I described above. Of course, a wire loop could be used and then the the sling hook snapped onto it. I don't hav...
by JBaum
Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Parts book?, as in I.P.C.?
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Even if I had a book with the parts numbers listed, which I don't, who would the parts be ordered from?
by JBaum
Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: wtk: Problems in 42 with Yugo 50's ammo from century
Replies: 19
Views: 1574

It wasn't my MG, but I learned quickly from the picture. I heard it was a post-sample that someone blew...... how embarrassing. I hope the long-winded post above doesn't make me sound like I'm trying to convince anyone that I know it all. I know what I know, and admit what I don't. Anyone who thinks...
by JBaum
Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Sling ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 900

Glad you like the RPD manual. I needed to make a payment, and Greg from MG34.com asked if he bought a bunch of them could he have an exclusive on selling them on the web. I can still sell them at gunshows that I attend, but he's the only source online for them till next year. I was surprised to see ...
by JBaum
Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: wtk: Problems in 42 with Yugo 50's ammo from century
Replies: 19
Views: 1574

While there is no way to set headspacing on the 42, it is VERY important. Not all bolt/barrel combinations will headspace correctly together. You need to check headspace to make sure the combination(s) you have work OK. I have 5 barrels and 3 bolts. All but one combination headspace OK, and one comb...
by JBaum
Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Does anyone have the manual for the dual AA mount?
Replies: 9
Views: 1779

actually, the interpretation that you had was one of the best I've seen. I used a $400 program to type in some german from a manual.... what came out was totally unusable. besides being the wrong translation of some of the words, it didn't come close to what was said. I'm glad the program was only a...
by JBaum
Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Sling ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 900

It attaches to the hole that's just forward of the middle mounting for the bipod., which is 8.25" in front of the cam piece on my MG, or about 4" in forward of the front sight, but on the bottom. The carabiner loop on the end of the sling hooks into the hole. If the bipod is mounted on the middle mo...
by JBaum
Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Does anyone have the manual for the dual AA mount?
Replies: 9
Views: 1779

so are you saying my translation was OK, or what??? hahahahaha I just read through and typed as I went.
by JBaum
Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Mg 42 barrel identification
Replies: 8
Views: 721

7.62 x 51 wasn't invented till 1954 I think. That's when they decided the .30-06 was a little too strong of a round. Here'e a bit of trivia: Why is the .30-06 called the .30-06? because it's .30 caliber, and was adopted by our military as a standard cartridge in the year 1906. RE: books For the MG34...
by JBaum
Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Does anyone have the manual for the dual AA mount?
Replies: 9
Views: 1779

If it's an original WW2 zwillingssockel (twin mount), then the only source for a copy of a manual I would know of is Ryan Schnee at http://www.zwillingssockel.com but I think what he has is for the MG34. Everything would be the same except the mount for the gun itself. The buttstocks are not install...
by JBaum
Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Mg 42 barrel identification
Replies: 8
Views: 721

for 8mm german barrels, there is usually a caliber size stamped in the flange that's just ahead of the barrel extension, which is also what stops the threads on the end of the barrel from screwing into the extension. There should be asmall 7.92 or some such number stamped there. Waffenampts and numb...
by JBaum
Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:13 am
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: TINY COLLECTION 34/42's (Pics)
Replies: 20
Views: 2828

Damien, did you receive that last package of manuals?
by JBaum
Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: TINY COLLECTION 34/42's (Pics)
Replies: 20
Views: 2828

Welcome Damien!

Glad to see you made it here, and thanks for the positive mention of the manuals I've worked on.

I still have intentions of making it for a visit some day. It may not be for a while, but I do intend to stop by.

John
by JBaum
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: tool pouch
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Real tool pouch for sale

Anybody want a REAL tool pouch? I have two, and really don't need both. It's a cherry, with only a small 3 stamped on one of the belt loops on the back. I presume this is for 1943, but there aren't any other stampings or waffenampts on the case. The spider sight mount is still riveted inside with th...
by JBaum
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: New MG42 Manual just finished - now on my website
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

So far it looks good for Bulletfest on Saturday. My son is supposed to get into Pittsburg at 9 in hte evening, so I'll be at Bulletfest in the daytime. I wear a gawd-awful hot pink ball cap so people can recognize me. I'll have several of each manual with me, but if you want something for sure, let ...
by JBaum
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Taking the plunge - help me from doing something stupid
Replies: 14
Views: 1670

PKM belt loader doesn't work - and with as cheap as the .308 belt loader is, get one soon. If you swap out the barrels when they get hot, you'll have a tough time wearing them out. I have a total of 4 .308 barrels, and 5 8mm mauser barrels, and haven't hurt any of them and I'm running full auto. Get...

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