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by JBaum
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Receiver advice on build type
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Receiver advice on build type

Nevermind, my error this time :)
by JBaum
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: The Lafette wrench - What does it do?
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

Re: The Lafette wrench - What does it do?

I put hi res pictures of it on my website. It isn't perfect, but its the only one I have left. It's for sale to whoever pays for it first. I can take it to Knob Creek if you want to pick it up there. John Here's a link to an original German tool from Russia that's for sale. 60 euros will get it to t...
by JBaum
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Way fast firing MG42
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Way fast firing MG42

Yup, that'll do it.
by JBaum
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Way fast firing MG42
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Way fast firing MG42

The problem is that with using a heavy bolt, which is available to buy, it's supposed to be used with a heavy buffer, which isn't available to buy. Don't use the heavy bolt without the proper buffer, or you'll beat the gun to death, and I don't want to even be near when that happens.
by JBaum
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Receiver and shroud source
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Receiver and shroud source

The night that Bush banned barrel importation, I got online to Numrich Gun Parts and ordered 8mm barrels at $35 each, and .308 barrels for $25 each. Now THOSE were the days.
by JBaum
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receiver Incorrect Radius
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Receiver Incorrect Radius

The thread messages posted in error have been deleted at the author's request, and since they had incorrect information, I have agreed.
by JBaum
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mg42 receiver for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Re: Mg42 receiver for sale

If building a 42 was easy, everyone would do it. That's why the 42 builder smiles at people who "build" an AR15. It's because he knows that an AR isn't built, it's just assembled. There IS a difference. BUILDING a 42 is an entirely different beast, requiring skills, not just a barrel wrenc...
by JBaum
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Review of John Baum's German Manuals
Replies: 31
Views: 14365

Re: Review of John Baum's German Manuals

I think perhaps my days spent as a car and automatic transmission mechanic helps with this.

I figure that if I have difficulty understanding what is said, so will others, so I inject notes where I think it will help. :D

Thanks for letting me know it's worth the trouble. :wnana:
by JBaum
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: removal of Bolt Rear Post/Bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: removal of Bolt Rear Post/Bearing

You have to grind off the flattened part of the pin that holds it in place. You'll find that on the bottom of the bolt.
by JBaum
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mg42 receiver for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Re: Mg42 receiver for sale

The last time Trayce1911 was logged in here was Jul 27, 2017 12:25 pm

Don't hold your breath for answer. I would suggest sending him an email instead.
by JBaum
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Something Special we have been working on...
Replies: 22
Views: 1079

Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Considering the different flavors of semi-auto guns out there, tuning a conversion to a one size fits all solution might be difficult, to say the least. Tuning the nozzle size might also be needed.
by JBaum
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Increasing MG42.us traffic and value
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Increasing MG42.us traffic and value

No offense was taken, I'm caught up on bills, and trying to get some free time to get to do the things I want to do, instead of the things I need to do.

Lafette forum works for me. It's on the list.

John
by JBaum
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Increasing MG42.us traffic and value
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Increasing MG42.us traffic and value

My comment wasn't that the board had little traffic, it's that the message bases had few new messages, which I think is because we've already pretty well covered how to build and what can go wrong. Salt isn't around anymore, this board is mine. When I have time, I make modifications and delete thing...
by JBaum
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Something Special we have been working on...
Replies: 22
Views: 1079

Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Excellent news. Be sure to let me know when you get either conversion ready to sell. I have a full auto MG42 myself.
by JBaum
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Something Special we have been working on...
Replies: 22
Views: 1079

Re: Something Special we have been working on...

The bolt head woudn't need changed, since the base of the 7.62 x 39 cartridge is the same as the 8mm and 7.62 x 51. That leaves the barrel, which I would guess needed to be lighter, a smaller nozzle to help increase recoil, and the feed tray, which needs to be shorter. That leaves maybe the feed paw...
by JBaum
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Something Special we have been working on...
Replies: 22
Views: 1079

Re: Something Special we have been working on...

Verrrrrrry interesting.
by JBaum
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Recoil Nozzle play
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Recoil Nozzle play

rather than erosion, it sounds more like the threads were packed full of crud and it just needed cleaned. Glad it worked out, and the little notch showing on the front of the threaded end in the picture is irrelevant to anything.
by JBaum
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Recoil Nozzle play
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Recoil Nozzle play

If you got the part the booster screws onto from BRP, what did they say about the fit?
by JBaum
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Recoil Nozzle play
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Recoil Nozzle play

According to the manuals, the booster gets screwed on tight, then backed off just enough for the detent lever to drop into the first available slot.
by JBaum
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: PMs not sending
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: PMs not sending

When the recipient opens the PM, it is removed from your outbox. I sent one to a guy who lost interest in the board and it sat there for 5 years before I deleted it.

As you can see, now that I've read your PM to me, it's gone from your outbox.

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