Hello gang, my name is Jesse and I am new here, but have wanted to join for a while, finally got down time to do it. I have been an MG 42 fan ever since I walked into a gun store back in my late teens and saw an actual German MG42 for sale on di,splay in the store. The exotic look and attraction to this system sealed it for me, and I knew I just had to have one. Fast forward many years later to a family, mortgage, etc., the money never accumulated to buy that MG 42 or any MG42, but I managed to buy a new barrel (8mm) and an M53 parts kit. Here I hope to learn from others on how to legally create my pieces into a working design, and gain additional firearm/gunsmith knowledge. Also, I am a fan of the following systems: AK, PPS 43, PKM, MG 34, CZ 26, and many more.