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by messerschmittfan
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Found: 1909 MG08 Spandau and a 1916 sled mount
Replies: 21
Views: 3240

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

How is this Capt Max, that is a fine looking MG 08 and the sled mount is even better looking. I have a MG08/15 that I would like to make into a in between the wars version. Problem with all of the Maxims is that they are for young men as they are really too heavy for an old guy like me. I am thinkin...
by messerschmittfan
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Legalities
Topic: want sell mg 42 sa build
Replies: 5
Views: 6251

Re: want sell mg 42 sa build

That is how my TNW MG34's were listed on the ATF form when the came in. Same for the Wiselite M53 that I purchased a few years ago. All long guns as they are semi-auto rifles now. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: Semi TNW sear
Replies: 11
Views: 8189

Re: Semi TNW sear

Maddogs2 That drawling is pretty much the same that TNW uses for their modification. I have shortened the trigger pull somewhat by moving the rear roller to the rear as it is the part that trips the sear in the bolt. I am still playing with one that actually has a longer extension to the trigger bar...
by messerschmittfan
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: Semi TNW sear
Replies: 11
Views: 8189

Re: Semi TNW sear

I polished the bottom of the receiver and the top of the pistol grip area where the rollers roll on all of my TNW MG 34's (three) as well as my a couple of the re-welded receivers that were semi-modified exactly like the TNW 34's. I use a very light coat of grease on the surfaces. I have yet to see ...
by messerschmittfan
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTT: MG-34 .308 for PM M1910 Maxim
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: WTT: MG-34 .308 for PM M1910 Maxim

Thanks for the photographs, I just answered and sent you some photographs. I purchased a warehouse full of German WWII equipment in an auction in Denmark back in the 70's. I had over 1,400 German helmets that I sold, mostly wholesale, to dealers in the early 80's. Still have a few to display with th...
by messerschmittfan
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTT: MG-34 .308 for PM M1910 Maxim
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: WTT: MG-34 .308 for PM M1910 Maxim

What part of the USA are you located in; what is the condition of the MG34, who made it and what comes with it? If it is an Israeli marked gun, I do not have any interest but if not then I have interest. I have three Israeli marked semi-auto's right now. I have a complete, like new M1910 Maxim with ...
by messerschmittfan
Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 Buffer
Replies: 1
Views: 2732

Re: MG34 Buffer

If you find your box of buffers, I am in need of two. Thanks Harry
by messerschmittfan
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: What markings do i put on arter reweld
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: What markings do i put on arter reweld

Sorry for the bad day Frank, I meant that a Police Office saw my MG42 in the rear of my SUV at the shooting range when I had the read door open and asked me if I had the registration form for it. I told him no that it was a semi-auto and showed him the gun. He was satisfied with the semi-auto markin...
by messerschmittfan
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Legalities
Topic: want sell mg 42 sa build
Replies: 5
Views: 6251

Re: want sell mg 42 sa build

Only problem is interstate sales that have to go through a FFL dealer. You will have to find one that will handle a home made gun. Some will not. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: What markings do i put on arter reweld
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: What markings do i put on arter reweld

ATF recommends that you put a number on a home build firearm that is for your personal use, it used to be your SSN in case the gun gets stolen. It is a recommendation, not a requirement. You can use the original serial number of the weapon. I have found that it makes life a bit easier when I add the...
by messerschmittfan
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Doppel drum holder
Replies: 6
Views: 1669

Re: Doppel drum holder

Thanks again, do you or anyone else know how to modify the MG15 drums to work on the 34? I thought I had some drums and went looking in the storage boxes and found three of them. I also have one that I got with the top piece. Now I need to find out what to do about relieving the spring pressure and ...
by messerschmittfan
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Doppel drum holder
Replies: 6
Views: 1669

Re: Doppel drum holder

Thanks for the post, I am aware that the MG15 drum is different which is why I noted the MG15 type drum. Do you know of any books or drawings for the cover? I can make a pattern of the covers but the locking latch for the magazine is going to be a hard one to copy without something to use as a guide...
by messerschmittfan
Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Doppel drum holder
Replies: 6
Views: 1669

Doppel drum holder

I just picked up a very nice but incomplete top feed cover for the MG34. It is for the MG15 type 75 drum. It is missing some parts such as the latch and the two dust covers (doors). Does anyone know where I can gets parts for it? Reproductions are fine. I just want to mount it on one of my 34's. Tha...
by messerschmittfan
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Need a semi MG42 gunsmith
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Need a semi MG42 gunsmith

I lube my bolts, both for the 34 and 43 by dipping them in 30 weight engine oil before installing them -- note this only on new unfired guns and for the first 50 to 100 rounds as it makes a real mess. BUT after the gun starts running smooth you clean it up and it runs great. I only use a very little...
by messerschmittfan
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Need a semi MG42 gunsmith
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Need a semi MG42 gunsmith

Put some Prussian blue on the bolt and run it back and forth a few times to see where it is hanging up. The choice then is do you remove the metal from the bolt or the inside of the receiver. I have a semi-auto MG42 that when I got it the bolt hung up on the left rear. I did the Prussian Blue test a...
by messerschmittfan
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: MG3/MG42 Double AA mount
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: MG3/MG42 Double AA mount

Not sold as I am looking for a fair price to ask for it. I forgot to note that I have the original HD cover for the guns and mount as well. For photographs send me a email at h.connors@centurylink.net. as I have not figured out how to post with my Apple Notebook. thanks Harry
by messerschmittfan
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: MG3/MG42 Double AA mount
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

MG3/MG42 Double AA mount

Folks, I have a complete postwar German Army (Bundeswehr) twin MG3/MG42 anti-aircraft mount. It is complete with the proper sights, long support runners and ground stakes. It is made to mount two MG3's (the ammo box holders are for the 7.62 NATO boxes but can be widened for the 7.92x57 boxes as they...
by messerschmittfan
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: MG 42 (MG3) safety button
Replies: 11
Views: 2368

Re: MG 42 (MG3) safety button

When in the fire position the cut out allows the trigger sear to engage. When on safe the bar is solid and the sear cannot engage. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 Semi auto bolt jamming
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: MG34 Semi auto bolt jamming

You might want to go to the TNW dual roller as that is one of the reasons why they did, the single roller will sometimes allow the trigger bar to tilt and hit bottom of bolt. Easy modification to add the extra roller. Now if I could get the length of the trigger pull solved. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Tue May 19, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Information and pictures of a weapon
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Information and pictures of a weapon

Just did a Google search for SSD BD38 and there are quite a few pages and LOTS of photographs of the gun plus some information on Canadian ownership. Give it a try, Harry

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