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MG 42 (MG3) safety button

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MG 42 (MG3) safety button

Postby Ler1944 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:19 am

Hello,
I need some help.
Building 3D model and animation for MG3 (MG42)
everything clear with animations, but can't find photos of the grip frame in the place with safety button.
Can't understand how safety button works with its plunger
Here is the model I have Image

P.S. I already have 3D model of MG34, but it has another safety.

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Re: MG 42 (MG3) safety button

Postby messerschmittfan » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:23 pm

When in the fire position the cut out allows the trigger sear to engage. When on safe the bar is solid and the sear cannot engage. Harry

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Re: MG 42 (MG3) safety button

Postby Ler1944 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:23 am

messerschmittfan wrote:When in the fire position the cut out allows the trigger sear to engage. When on safe the bar is solid and the sear cannot engage. Harry

I know that,
but what notch works for safety button plunger and how does it seat in the grip frame ?

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Re: MG 42 (MG3) safety button

Postby Grapeape » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:45 pm

Are you looking for fa safety or semi safety. FA safety I will pull my grip stick apart and take pics for you

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Re: MG 42 (MG3) safety button

Postby Ler1944 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:34 am

Grapeape wrote:Are you looking for fa safety or semi safety. FA safety I will pull my grip stick apart and take pics for you

I make FA model, If you can make some pics, it would be good, I will be able to share animations with you when I'll finish. ( I will create fire animation)
Please, make pics in 2 position Safety on and safety off. Interesting how safety plunger works with the frame.

Thank you.

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Re: MG 42 (MG3) safety button

Postby Grapeape » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:44 am

Here are several pics. I hope these helps. Let me know if you need measurements also.
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Re: MG 42 (MG3) safety button

Postby Ler1944 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:55 am

Thank you for pics. Now it is clear.

Also I have one more little question.
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On some grips I can see the square hole for the insert under the safety button.
On some there is no such hole.
What grips it is better to make for MG 3 model?

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Re: MG 42 (MG3) safety button

Postby Grapeape » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:55 pm

my grip panels have the notch in them. can't help you with an mg3

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Re: MG 42 (MG3) safety button

Postby Ler1944 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:03 pm

Grapeape wrote:my grip panels have the notch in them. can't help you with an mg3

But do the notches in your grips are only in the inner part of the grips or they come through the whole grip like on left part of the photo with grips ?

Btw here is the link to video https://youtu.be/gMncKOnES7s
And if you like it I can give you an access to a program where you will be able to disassemble the model in 3D and check animations in Operation mode.

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Re: MG 42 (MG3) safety button

Postby Ler1944 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:44 pm

https://youtu.be/jHzLfkT2Bjo sorry here is new link to video

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Re: MG 42 (MG3) safety button

Postby Grapeape » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:43 am

Glip slot is all the way though that I have. I like the vid alot keep up the good work

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Re: MG 42 (MG3) safety button

Postby WhitePatriot77 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:22 pm

Those grip slots are found on Yugo grips,German both wwii and postwar dont have it though it is refrenced about in a old german manual issued at the end of the war then when the mg3 came out it was back the to original style..


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