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by messerschmittfan
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a early/ flat cocking handle
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: Looking for a early/ flat cocking handle

I was just on his page and looked at his catalog using http://aassniper98.com/en/mg-42/4366-le ... mg-42.html Did not have any problem accessing from Tucson Arizona. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Wiselite Receiver build
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Wiselite Receiver build

Thanks for the information, do you or anyone know how much longer? I am not adverse to modifying it and making it shorter so it will fit. It looks like they moved the FCG back from the original location. Thanks Harry
by messerschmittfan
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Wiselite Receiver build
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Wiselite Receiver build

Folks, I have a M53 with a Wiselite receiver. Unlike the others I have had I cannot use it on any of my tripods, Yugo, WWII German or postwar MG3 models. The distance between the lugs at the rear of the pistol grip to the plate that hooks into the locking piece on the tripod is over an inch longer t...
by messerschmittfan
Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: happiness is finding a bag of
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: happiness is finding a bag of

Are you going to be selling some? I need one for my WWII German MG42 build. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTT/WTB: MG-34 .308 anything
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: WTT/WTB: MG-34 .308 anything

Hi Franz20 did you receive the email with the photographs I sent? The parts in the photograph are all the parts needed to convert the MG34 to 7.62 NATO. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: lafette rebuild as MG42
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: lafette rebuild as MG42

I tried to post some photographs with the post but they do not appear. What is the best way of doing this, I am using an Apple. Thanks Harry DSC01433.JPG
by messerschmittfan
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: lafette rebuild as MG42
Replies: 5
Views: 674

lafette rebuild as MG42

Folks I have a 1939 Lafette that looks like it was rebuild by the Germans in WWII based on Berkflaks excellent web page. I would like to convert it back to a Lafette 34 does anyone have a source for the front cradle for the 34? It appears that everything else except for the rear gun mount is origina...
by messerschmittfan
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42/MG3 dual mount value
Replies: 2
Views: 563

MG42/MG3 dual mount value

Does anyone know what an early Bundeswehr (West German Army) complete dual mount with cover and tool kit is worth? It also includes the large stabilizer legs that are normally missing. Thanks Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTT/WTB: MG-34 .308 anything
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: WTT/WTB: MG-34 .308 anything

For some reason when I try to post a photograph I cannot get it to go anywhere. If someone would post a photograph for me I can send them a photo of my ex-Austrian Army 7.62 NATO conversion unit for the MG34. Yes I know that this conversion is not in the books but the barrel, nozzle and feed tray ar...
by messerschmittfan
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG 42 cone muzzle break with extra fin
Replies: 43
Views: 3204

Re: MG 42 cone muzzle break with extra fin

It is a good example of a WWII MG42. It was probably selected from Allied captured stock to equip the new Austrian Army after occupation by the Allies ended. I have two MG42's with the BH stamp that were used by the Austrian Army. They took really good care of their guns. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG 42 cone muzzle break with extra fin
Replies: 43
Views: 3204

Re: MG 42 cone muzzle break with extra fin

NO PM received, my email h.connors@centurylink.net. To clarify I did not question the authenticity of the gun, it is a good looking WWII MG42, I only mentioned that it had the Postwar Austrian Army (BH) stamp on it. That means they used it like the early West German Army did as well as the German Bo...
by messerschmittfan
Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 started misfeeding. picture.
Replies: 14
Views: 2120

Re: MG34 started misfeeding. picture.

I double checked everyone of the receivers and the completed guns, none have a rough half circle like that. I would recommend cleaning it up with a round sander or a file. I suspect that the rounds are hanging on those rough edges and causing the jams. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 started misfeeding. picture.
Replies: 14
Views: 2120

Re: MG34 started misfeeding. picture.

I have seven MG34's and eight kits in the shop right now plus two TNW's in the my personal safe and NONE of them look like that. That looks horrible. Send me an email at h.connors@centurylink.net. and I will send you some photographs of what it should look like. I suspect that it had been welded at ...
by messerschmittfan
Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG 42 cone muzzle break with extra fin
Replies: 43
Views: 3204

Re: MG 42 cone muzzle break with extra fin

The BH and Austrian coat of arms on the rear of the receiver shows it was a Austrian Army (Bundes Herr) reissue. Not sure about how the BK marking got on that piece as that is typical Yugo. The kit is still a nice one for a semi-or 07 build. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 started misfeeding. picture.
Replies: 14
Views: 2120

Re: MG34 started misfeeding. picture.

Have you changed the barrel or bolt? If you only have one barrel, pull it and note which lug was up when it came out of the jacket and turn it 180 degrees so the other lug is up and reinsert. If it was working before the only things it could be is the barrel or the belt tray with perhaps the bolt. T...
by messerschmittfan
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 started misfeeding. picture.
Replies: 14
Views: 2120

Re: MG34 started misfeeding. picture.

Does the last fired round get ejected properly? I had a similar issue happen to me but it was caused by the extractor not pulling the fired round out of the barrel, the new round could not enter the barrel as the bullet hit on the fired cartridge. The stronger spring should not cause that problem. H...
by messerschmittfan
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: New book: The Finnish Submachine Gun Suomi M/31
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: New book: The Finnish Submachine Gun Suomi M/31

Hi Michael, I am also in for a copy. I will send you a email to confirm. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: My MG42 Lafette Restoration Project
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: My MG42 Lafette Restoration Project

I used a dremel with cutting wheel on my Wiselite block to make it fit. Not quite a 1/2 half inch had to come off but it fits. I will be replacing the block in the future. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Philadelphia ordinance m42 80% ever built?
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

Re: Philadelphia ordinance m42 80% ever built?

Correct the Wiselite Generation Two receiver is cut in half and then machined before being welded back together. It has the rails machined in. Harry
by messerschmittfan
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: weld up a receiver (w/no welding experience)
Replies: 25
Views: 4770

Re: weld up a receiver (w/no welding experience)

It does not look like the bolt mods have been completed due to the angle of the hammer slot. But the rest of it looks like an easy build. Harry

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