giorgos wrote:Hello to everyone.New here.I'm ww2 collector.I just finished my 50 cal replica for my jeep and now need to make a MG34 for my collection.I have a problem to see the photos of this post.Anything wrong with my computer?Because i can see photos from other posts.Please can you provide me a link from the pirates buils?
Pirate wrote:First before you begin there are a couple of modifications that must be done to the receiver
BEFORE you start welding it to make it legal. The gripstick area must be machined out to not
accept an unmodified full auto grip stick. Second the receiver must be modified so that a
full auto bolt will not fit in. This is done by welding in a block or stud in the rear of the receiver.
I have had my kit for several days and have been figuring out how I am going to get the
receiver welded up properly. While the kit contains all the parts for a complete gun, I do not
Think that is is a parts set from one gun, hopefully this will not matter.
I am planning on starting from the rear of the gun and working my way forward.
The first step is to grind all the cuts and remove ALL the slag and burned metal to get to a
clean solid surface. I would recomment blasting the weld areas before welding. I plan on
TIG welding it and the rule for TIG is the cleaner the better.
I made a set of plates from 1" x 1/8" and 1 1/4" x 1/8" steel to use as a guide in clamping and
locating the parts for welding. These are nothing fanct, set them inside the receiver along
the bottom and drill a few holes through the rivet holes to hold them in with #8 si
These will aid in the alignment and setting the length. The bottom photos show them in place.
TOM R wrote:pirate sells premodded bolts and grips, or just the parts, you need to be present for a reciever weld up or send it to a licensed builder
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