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by messerschmittfan
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 16
Views: 3358

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

I forgot to answer the question on the red plate, I also believe that it is for blanks but have never checked the manual to see, but I like it as it causes all of the empires to dump in just one place instead of bouncing all over the place. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 16
Views: 3358

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

I also have the adapter from TNW to mount the MG34 on the MG42 or Post-War MG3 tripod but liked Jeff's adapter better. The one from TNW requires that the rear bi-pod retainer spring be removed as since I also use my MG34's off of the AA tripod and the Kuebel I decided on the one from Jeff. Thanks fo...
by messerschmittfan
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: bolt carrier and semi sear problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

Re: bolt carrier and semi sear problem

Had a sear break off on me last weekend, gun fired less than 20 times. First problem I have had with the TNW bolts other than minor adjustments. I will be sending back to TNW for replacement. It looks like the metal on the sear is way too thin. Photographs attached Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: grip stick difference between BRP and Wiselite
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Re: grip stick difference between BRP and Wiselite

Thanks for the replies, while the Wiselite receivers are longer the problem seems to be where they weld in the rear lug mount for the tripod. Their trigger unit is almost an inch longer than the original grip stick. They wove the rear recuperator and bolt block to the rear so the grip stick will fit...
by messerschmittfan
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 16
Views: 3358

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

Looks like only one photo was sent so I have attempted to attach another one to this post Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.
Replies: 16
Views: 3358

Re: MG34 to MG3 Lafette trigger problem need help.

Many years ago, Jeff Plater at Iron Creations manufactured a complete MG34 adaption kit for the MG3 tripod. It required that you change out the front of spring area with his kit and replace the MG3 trigger with one he made for the MG34. I am not sure that he offers them anymoreI have a set that I us...
by messerschmittfan
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: grip stick difference between BRP and Wiselite
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

grip stick difference between BRP and Wiselite

I hope someone can help me on this. Does the front of the grip stick from BRP fit into the modified (made larger) ejection port? I believe the Wiselite fits into the original slot that has been made longer and wider. Also Wiselite moved the rear tripod mount back a little since it seems like their g...
by messerschmittfan
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: German MG-42 feedcover assembly for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 6060

Re: German MG-42 feedcover assembly for sale

Thanks PM, email and money on the way. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: German MG-42 feedcover assembly for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 6060

Re: German MG-42 feedcover assembly for sale

I will bid $150.00 Thanks Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: German MG-42 feedcover assembly for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 6060

Re: German MG-42 feedcover assembly for sale

Just sent a PM to you as I am looking for a German WWII Feed cover to finish my semi-auto build. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34/mg3 Lafetteprodject askingprice?
Replies: 19
Views: 3274

Re: MG34/mg3 Lafetteprodject askingprice?

If you would sell the original cradle and trigger parts I would be interested. I have a 1939 Lafette that was converted to a MG 42 Lafette by the Germans, not the Yugo's and would love to convert back for use with my MG34. Thanks Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: TNW "new problem"
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

Re: TNW "new problem"

have you checked the length of your ejector rod in the bolt? I have found two problems with this piece, one being the rod is too long and it hits the ejector plate on the middle of the receiver on the way forward and that will cause the rod to shove the round up. The other is that the angle on the r...
by messerschmittfan
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Mg34 problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Re: Mg34 problems

I would return the bolt and ask Lance to fix roller issue - the rollers need to be the same size and have NO flat spots. TNW has new rollers. The ejection rod length seems to be a continuing problem, as well as the angle cut on the rod. I always check the rod and angle for the bolts when I get them ...
by messerschmittfan
Mon May 30, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: The evilest of MG34 problems. Need some help
Replies: 7
Views: 1792

Re: The evilest of MG34 problems. Need some help

Another suggestion would be to remove the pistol grip to see if something is blocking the bolt from going to the rear. I have several TNW MG34's and have not had any problem like this with them. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Wed May 25, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Replacing Barrel Collar
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Re: Replacing Barrel Collar

Brian, I have run a few thousand rounds through my Israeli barrels so I can keep the German ones nice. The Israeli barrels I have have a chrome lined bore and handle most of the nasty ammo out there with just a simple cleaning. I have never had a problem with them. Most are mid-50 production and are...
by messerschmittfan
Fri May 13, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Cannot separate the two halves on MG34
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Re: Cannot separate the two halves on MG34

I check the recuperator rod and spring pressure by using a flat piece of metal such as a flat screw drive blade, flat side down and pressing it against the recuperator head. You should be able to push it in without a lot of trouble. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Fri May 13, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Optics for the Lafette
Replies: 14
Views: 2374

Re: Optics for the Lafette

I purchased a couple of the Yugo scopes for the MG42 tripod when I was stationed in Germany a few years ago. They cost a bit more than what is being sold on eBay.de right now. However the optics on mine did not have the cross hair sideways as the anti-tank sight does when mounted on the MG34/42 trip...
by messerschmittfan
Wed May 04, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Cannot separate the two halves on MG34
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Re: Cannot separate the two halves on MG34

Instead of oil, try some brake cleaner in all contact areas. If you can get the barrel out, then pull the muzzle booster and clean it. You do have the bolt to the rear or out of the gun when you try to rotate the barrel jacket right? Normally when I have had this problem with a 34 it is because ther...
by messerschmittfan
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Found: 1909 MG08 Spandau and a 1916 sled mount
Replies: 21
Views: 4351

Re: Found: 1909 MG08 Spandau and a 1916 sled mount

Dennis at MidWestern Metals did my 1910 in semi Auto and it looks/shoots great. My 1908/15 uses a similar set up with the 1910 Lock and a trigger unit as used on the Vickers semi-auto. It also works great. I am getting ready to have major back surgery and these things are not user friendly to carry ...

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