Newbie with a mg53 kit from apex

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Newbie with a mg53 kit from apex

Postby Razman » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:37 pm

As the title says....
I am new to this gun and your group.
I have read mech warriors thread at weaponer.
And this build seams to be within my grasp.
I just hope I can keep it in my budget :lol:

So,where should I start?
I want to go 308 I think.I have a fal I just built from a 90 percent receiver.
And I try to keep similar calibers on my builds.
I just contacted royal tiger to see if they still have the 308 conversion kits for 199$
I doubt I will be that lucky,but ya never know,right?
So what are my best and cheapest sources for my rear receiver?
And what else should I anticipate having to buy?And from where?
Thanks for any advice you can give me.
Ken

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Re: Newbie with a mg53 kit from apex

Postby usmc8488 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:41 pm

If you want cheep then buy a complete gun.... Personally I found in the 30+ years on building firearms in my garage is that building is more expensive. Building, for me is a hobby, hobbies cost money.

I enjoy building and get great satisfaction in completing and tinkering on builds to get them to run rite. The Mg42/53 for me was one of the hardest builds I have ever done. I have only basic tools, ie welder, dremel, drill press and hand tools.

Before you start your build, as a citizen, Make sure you review Federal requirements 922r and if you live in a restrictive state like I do (California requirements)

That being said, DO THIS BUILD. The end is worth it. Ask questions.

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Re: Newbie with a mg53 kit from apex

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Re: Newbie with a mg53 kit from apex

Postby Grapeape » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:49 pm

Brpguns said that they should have complete semi bolts back in stock by mid September. Maybe something to get sooner then later. I just got my kit and trying to get all my parts for semi before I even start building her. I learned my lesson with my sterling build, no bolt parts. Big sad face.

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Re: Newbie with a mg53 kit from apex

Postby along » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:47 pm

apex has semi-auto bolts, with the cocking handle and bolt extension (brp parts) welded on already for $50.

I'm just starting my build, but it seemed useful to get

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Re: Newbie with a mg53 kit from apex

Postby amafrank » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:35 pm

You might have more luck finding bits and pieces as well as info if you look for the right model. The MG53 is a Colt commercial variation of the 50 BMG M2. The yugoslavian copy of the MG42 is an M53. Even though a lot of guys can't tell the difference you'll find more with the right model than you do with the wrong one.....
just a hint.

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Re: Newbie with a mg53 kit from apex

Postby along » Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:02 am

razman do you have the mg53 or m53?


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