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by rodom
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

Hi Roadrunner, Here's a shot of how it worked out for me. You can see the end of the recoup tube body is sitting against the back of the buffer plate. Recoup & Buffer stop.jpeg You can also see the bolt blocker down the way. I pulled the rails out to work on the recoup mounting. Like I said ...
by rodom
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

Well I don't know what I did wrong but this is a duplicate post. I had already posted about getting the bolt blocker slot cut, and the blocker tacked in place. Then I used the Lafette to set the rear gripstick mounting position. Bolt blocker in place.jpeg After I got the hole drilled for the rear re...
by rodom
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

Roadrunner, Thanks for the response. I guess I just hadn't planned that far ahead, as the exact location of the blocker kinda surprised me. I was thinking further back by the buffer for some reason. But after seeing yours, I can understand the cutting of the recoup to drop into the gap on the blocke...
by rodom
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

Nothing new really, just wanted to post a couple of shots of the Lafette. I've been sidetracked with Christmans coming, but I want to get back to the MG ASAP. Left side MG53 Lafette.jpeg Right rear Lafette.jpeg I was "eye-balling" the bolt blocker, and it's appears to be directly under the...
by rodom
Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

My Yugo Lafette arrived and I'm in the process of cleaning it up. I'll use it to set the rear grip mounting position, and once I get the MG finished, I'll look at really cleaning it up and refinishing it. Open for all suggestions as to type of finish and color (s?) normally used. I got the MG53 main...
by rodom
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

I just wanted to let you both know you were right about the MG3 rails. They were about .030" thicker than the MG53 rails. I took .020 off the back side and the bolt drops thru like "BUTTER"! Thanks for the tip. So I have the recoup front bolt mounted, and the rails. The next step will...
by rodom
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

At this point, my rails are all the way forward and actually touch the camming piece. I think tomorrow I'll pull them out and do as you both have said and thin them a bit in the front by the camming piece. The bolt moves freely every where else. I did pry the crimp out a little bit on the recoup, an...
by rodom
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

As I'm still waiting for the Lafette to arrive, I been trying to mount the rails inside the receiver, without much success. For the past two days I have tried to drill and align the mounting holes in the frame for the rails, and made a mess of my receiver. I'll need to weld up some of the holes afte...
by rodom
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

So I got the recoup cut down and wanted to get it mounted in the receiver but as shipped the front mounting bolt wasn't installed. No big deal, right? Wrong. I can't keep the bolt in place with the crimp that is on the tube of the recoup, along with the bevel on the bolt itself. i tried the mounting...
by rodom
Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

Hi Roadrunner, Thanks for the feedback. My gut was telling to get the rails as close as possible, as a gap might cause problems with the bolt moving at the speeds that even a semi-automatic will move at. Yes, I'm using new undrilled rails from BRP, but I did use my old rails as a template to drill a...
by rodom
Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

While I'm waiting for my Lafette to arrive. I thought I would start working on the receiver rails and recuperator. So an open question to the masses, whem the rails are installed, do they go so far forward in the receiver as to touch the camming piece, or is there a small gap left between them? I've...
by rodom
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

Yes you are correct in that I don't have a bolt carrier yet. I have been in contact with Brian at BRP inquiring as to if he might have an ETA on his second gen bolts, but he's not sure. He was also kind enough to offer advice on the trigger group fitting. I had spoken to Der Alder about this, and he...
by rodom
Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

After laying out and cutting the openings for the ejection port and the gripstick, I cleaned up the cuts and dressed with a small file. my ejection and gripstick openings.jpeg This was my first attempt to fit the grip. grip stick fitting.jpeg After many attempts to find a solution, without success, ...
by rodom
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

As I was laying out the bottom cut lines for the trigger and ejection port openings I had a thought. The BRP blueprints I'm using are fairly old, I'm guessing from the time of Brian's first build and first generation trigger and bolt. As such, have there been any changes to the templates for the new...
by rodom
Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

Der Alder, I know what you mean about Deer Season. I used to work for a fellow who owned a stamping plant in Cory Pa. He HATED Thanksgiving, because the following Friday he would NEVER have enough employees to run the plant. He started giving the day off by default, because he knew he could never ge...
by rodom
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

Small steps and plenty of them I still need to make. I differed the actual welding to a friend who has a TIG machine, my last shots were of the shroud and receiver tacked together using my MIG. After the receiver and shroud were welded, I cleaned up the welds. Left side.jpeg Ratchet plate side.jpeg ...
by rodom
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Spoke for first time in over 70 years today
Replies: 17
Views: 3657

Re: MG42 Spoke for first time in over 70 years today

Congratulations on the trial run. Others much more knowledgeable than I will be along soon to advise you, but I've read your other posts and am green with envy. A real MG42, really? As someone else said, it don't get no better than this.
by rodom
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

Okay I'm throwing this out to all the membership and anyone bored enough to read this. Der Alder has been kind enough to coach me on the receiver and shroud fitment, but I would like to hear from others out there as to how you were able to get the two major components squared up and straight. From m...
by rodom
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

Moving forward, I tacked the front portion of the shell to the shroud, and began to fit the rear stub. checking overall length.jpeg I wanted to make sure the overall length was still within specs. Length check.jpeg Sorry about the upside down photo and glare, but at this point I'm 1/16 over. After f...
by rodom
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 128
Views: 37274

Re: Receivers from BRP

Well I got the shells welded, and the welds ground down and it's looking good.The ends of the receiver weren't smoothed out as much as the rest of the receiver, as the camming area is excess, and the end will be cut off and replaced by the receiver end stub I purchased from RTG, as one of DerAlder's...

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