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by JBaum
Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: CAD Guys
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Whatcha need? I still have Autocad 2004 on my computer. I detailed drawings for a few years. If it's for the MG42, I can have mine sitting next to me when I'm drawing.
by JBaum
Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Feed trays and ammo size
Replies: 2
Views: 403

8mm Mauser ammo is the same for an MG or rifle. The small finger that sticks out is what converted your feed tray to .308 from the original 8mm. You could belt up some .308 and lay it in... Nobody would notice the difference unless it was one of the few people who would know what they're looking at ...
by JBaum
Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: TINY COLLECTION 34/42's (Pics)
Replies: 20
Views: 2721

The guy isn't anonymous at all...... but it isn't me. It was me who put those pictures on 1919A4.com. Wanna see some of the rest of his toys? The guy is a collector (obviously) from England, and because he owns a museum, he's allowed to keep these pieces live, not dewatted. Notice that many of the M...
by JBaum
Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB brake
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Here's a pic, not a very good pic, from one of the manuals I've translated. On top is the current booster with nozzle, below is the original device, a muzzle brake with the associated nozzle. The original manual I translated had the brakes X'd out, with a note that it was to be replaced with the boo...
by JBaum
Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB brake
Replies: 5
Views: 728

I suppose that somewhere in the world, someone has one besides just a picture, but if you ever meet the guy, make sure to let the rest of the world know. Nobody I know has ever seen one other than the pictures. In a couple manuals I've done, they're crossed out and replaced with the standard booster.
by JBaum
Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: reciever question
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Top center is for the thin finger with the curved tip that is the rear anti-aircraft sight. The other two holes are holes for the AA sight detent to rest in. The dentent rests in the back hole when the sight is down, and the front hole when the sight is up. The AA sight is flipped up for use with th...
by JBaum
Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Just a teaser
Replies: 4
Views: 556

an MG34 with a slightly different barrel jacket went in the ball turret. The barrel jacket for such things had fewer cooling holes in it. that was called a Panzer mantel, panzer meaning armor, and mantle meaning barrel jacket. The MG 34 was used for such things even after the MG42 was in full produc...
by JBaum
Sat Jun 04, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Richtkreis 31
Replies: 18
Views: 3751

Reichpapers: I'm sure you could make an acceptable adapter to fit one of the wooden tripods that are for sale on ebay. So long as the aiming circle can be leveled, it will do its job. Original tripods are as nuts for price as the rest of the equipment. You should be able to get what you need as a tr...
by JBaum
Sat Jun 04, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Richtkreis 31
Replies: 18
Views: 3751

Complicated? not really. Every person in my high school algebra class could do the math. No magic is involved, and Einstein I'm not. The math to do it this has been around since surveying started centuries ago, and you don't even need a calculator to do it. Over engineered? naw, it is a precise meas...
by JBaum
Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Richtkreis 31
Replies: 18
Views: 3751

The Aiming Circle: Do you remember high school algebra? When you know two angles and the length of one side of a triangle, you can determine the lengths ot the other two sides. This is what the Aiming Circle was used for. The distance between the MG and the Aiming Circle was carefully measured. Then...
by JBaum
Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Almost done!
Replies: 16
Views: 2195

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: 486

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: 695

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: 1763

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: 953

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: 953

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: 953

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: 1007

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: 1763

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: 726

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 ...

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