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by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: My stuff back....
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Re: My stuff back....

Sorry, Bil...

I'm still using your "L" as my middle initial. Can't have it back yet.

DARIVS L. ARCHITECTVS
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Militaria
Topic: New Users
Replies: 4
Views: 5632

Re: New Users

Wilkommen amtrac1833!
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Long gone...
Replies: 16
Views: 5095

Re: Long gone...

Bil is BACK!

Get back in the water, Bil...
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by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Militaria
Topic: Give Bil his second L
Replies: 7
Views: 3539

Re: Give Bil his second L

I voted Yes. For all those who think Bil will be lost among the zillions of Bills out there, he should use this as his name: BilL

PROBLEM SOLVED.
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Militaria
Topic: Give Bil his second L
Replies: 7
Views: 3539

Re: Give Bil his second L

If he hasn't found his second L by now, he never will. Probably didn't make the effort to look under his bed... :lol:
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Long gone...
Replies: 16
Views: 5095

Re: Long gone...

DaFOK, Bil? Where you been??? I've been saving up sarcasm for you for TWO YEARS already! Hope you're ready. Welcome back! Why didn't you get your second L back by now? Had enough time... :lol:

You coming to my machinegun shoot this Summer?
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Thanksgiving 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: Thanksgiving 2014

Amen!
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: MG42 just picked up
Replies: 7
Views: 2751

Re: MG42 just picked up

You lucky guy.
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New guy!
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

Re: New guy!

Willkommen, Kamerad!
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Last weekend was AWESOME
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Last weekend was AWESOME

Southern folk think Minnesota is covered with snow year round and rarely come up to enjoy our warm summers. Fall is awesome up here.
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Is this sling period ww2?
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Is this sling period ww2?

All MG slings will have a waffenamt? I mainly collect k98k and the opposite is true, be weary of a waffenamt marked sling. I'll see if he will check. It's for my friends deactivated me, and I'd never carry my love one by a sling regardless haha. The hardware should have a waffenamt. See BergFlak's ...
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Is this sling period ww2?
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Is this sling period ww2?

The sling is of the correct type for an MG-34 or MG-42 but MAY be of postwar manufacture. You have to check the metal clip that attaches to the pistol grip and look for a Waffenamt marking, which is an eagle with a three digit number code underneath. The code corresponds to whatever factory made the...
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Photos German R/P/O
Topic: A few G/K 43s
Replies: 5
Views: 2289

Re: A few G/K 43s

I just HAD ta ask...!
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Photos German R/P/O
Topic: A few G/K 43s
Replies: 5
Views: 2289

Re: A few G/K 43s

Can I have one? :wnana:
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Last weekend was AWESOME
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Last weekend was AWESOME

Wow, was last weekend great! The weather was perfect. I went up 50 miles north of Detroit Lakes, MN to help my brother in law close down the lake cabin on Big Elbow Lake for winter. Perfect temperature, no mosquitoes, incredible sunrises and sunsets on the lake! I cruised the winding narrow gravel r...
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Time Away
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: Time Away

Where the heck is Bil? He can explain it much better than I.
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Time Away
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: Time Away

Bil is in charge.

We are all doomed.
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Another Cosby Mystery-Weak primer Strikes
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Re: Another Cosby Mystery-Weak primer Strikes

I agree about the hammer angle issue. The hammer should be 90 degrees with respect to the striker axis with the firing pin fully extended. Anything other than that means less impact force. You are right in saying there are many other factors. The gun should be analyzed for each and every factor and ...
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Another Cosby Mystery-Weak primer Strikes
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Re: Another Cosby Mystery-Weak primer Strikes

Despite the incredibly crappy etch-a-sketch MS FingerPaint drawing :lol: , we do understand what's going on with your hammer/striker situation. If the striker in this gun design is able to rotate, then slightly rounding off the edge of the end of the striker will allow the hammer to hit the very cen...
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Another Cosby Mystery-Weak primer Strikes
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Re: Another Cosby Mystery-Weak primer Strikes

As a variation to what Blanksguy said regarding using clay as an indicator of firing pin protrusion, you may try this, since clay is very soft. Take an unfired 8mm shell casing which has no primer. Fill the primer pocket with melted candle wax, which is a tad harder than clay, and shave the excess f...

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