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by rodom
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Optics for the Lafette
Replies: 14
Views: 2322

Re: Optics for the Lafette

Thanks John. I'll try that. If anyone has one for sale please let me know.
by rodom
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Optics for the Lafette
Replies: 14
Views: 2322

Optics for the Lafette

I was curious as to if there was a source available for some type of optics for the Lafette mounts. It just doesn't look complete without something there. I found a website in Germany that carries them, but after I contacted them they explained that they weren't allowed to export anything of that na...
by rodom
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

Along, it's the very first string in this "build" section. Page 1, item 1.
by rodom
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

Along - if you go to the Oak Rodent build, you can see how easy the bolt hold open was to create. A small piece of metal, a little careful welding and then a Dremel tool to cleanup the weld is all you need. As for the push off area, just click on the picture and enlarge it. Then compare the picture ...
by rodom
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

Thanks Along. Yes you do want the thinnest possible shins. Granger Supply is a great place for that type of supply, and you can find them on the internet. The built up area by the charging handle is the push off I created. I welded some scrap metal in and then built up weld around it so it could be ...
by rodom
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

Here are a couple more photos of the additional ideas I have been given by others. Der Alder strongly recommended the charging handle "kickoff" mod be added to assist in breaking the bolt rollers free from the camming area. pushoff fab.jpeg Also, the mod for the charging handle to be locke...
by rodom
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

To my knowledge, the hammer only really needs to be ground down a bit to allow clearance. The Mechwarrior build, when you read his captions, explained that he modified the hammer before he had a working knowledge of the bolt/hammer relationship. With Der Alder's permission, here's his modified hamme...
by rodom
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

No problem along. The Mechwarrior build was on the Weaponeer website - the link is http://www.weaponeer.net/forum/forum_po ... PN=1&TPN=1. Try that and let me know if you can find it. It's a very good tutorial, and the photos are excellent.
by rodom
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

Hi Along, sorry I didn't respond to your post. There are a number of great builders here who are willing to help, so just keep trying and asking questions. I took a couple of pictures I hope will explain my question about the necessity of the hammer being trimmed back Hammer-pin contact patch.jpeg I...
by rodom
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

I've run into another problem. The BRP trigger group is hanging up the bolt's motion. With the bolt installed, no recoil spring and the trigger group installed, I'm getting very good hammer to firing pin contact. However the hammer sticks up too high , even retracted in the cocked position, for the ...
by rodom
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

I've gotten the bolt assembled from the BRP kit, and have the charging handle setup and working. I'm trying to setup the bolt, but the recouperator seems to be too long. It's seated against the rear buffer pad, but with it installed, I cannot install the barrel. It hits the plunger on the recoup. Th...
by rodom
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

Well fellas I'm to the point I need some assistance from the builders out there. I have my semi bolt conversion welded together and need some instruction on how to properly assemble the BRP bolt kit. Does anyone have this procedure saved to a previous string or sticky? How about a .PDF? I really wou...
by rodom
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

Well after searching the internet, I found a method to drill the pin holder. Using a massonary drill bit I was able to drill thru the tough steel. Lesson learned, something I didn't know and now do.
by rodom
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

I have another question for the masses. Those of you who have used the BRP first gen bolt kit, how did you drill thru the firing pin holder? It's a hardened piece of tool steel, and my drill bits won't touch it. I wiped out two new bits, and resharpened them by hand, only to wipe then out again. Wha...
by rodom
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

Hey Roadrunner,
Sorry to hear about the hospital visit. Hope things are all good now. Thanks for the advice, but take care of yourself first. I'll just warm the bolt body up with a torch - without getting it so hot so as to change it's temper.
by rodom
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Lafette to gun fittment
Replies: 3
Views: 3164

Re: Lafette to gun fittment

I was curious as to what type of optics I can put on the Lafette? It seems the prices on the OEM optics are pretty steep. Anybody know what is available out there?
by rodom
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 39191

Re: Receivers from BRP

Roadrunner, you said to heat the bolt body before welding. How hot? Warm it with a torch or throw it in an oven for? Just some guide lines to follow please, as I'm no welder. Thanks.
by rodom
Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 2086

Re: Merry Christmas

Let me second that. Merry Christmas to all, and a big Thank You to everyone here who has been so helpful in assisting me with my project. I really couldn't have done it without all of you folks and your vast experience. Have a blessed Holiday season and a great New Year!
by rodom
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Lafette to gun fittment
Replies: 3
Views: 3164

Re: Lafette to gun fittment

I didn't want to cut anything, so I bent the actuator back a bit and got the MG to drop into place. The actuator works as it should, pulling on the handle trips the hammer. If I ever need to return the Lafette back to OEM condition, it can be bent straight again. My elevation adjusted doesn't seem t...
by rodom
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: MG-74 Clone
Replies: 4
Views: 3327

Re: MG-74 Clone

Roadrunner,
I've seen .560" listed as the width of the charging bar. Is this correct, as I'm to this point on my build and want to get the handle ready to install. I'm looking forward to seeing your MG-74 clone as it's got some pretty cool differences.

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