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My second build

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:36 pm
by cclaborn1
This is my second MG42 I have built. This is a reweld on a 1944 Steyr receiver. It's a mix of M53 and Mg3 parts. My first one I started with a M53 kit and Cold Steel receiver that couldn't be made to work. The dimensions of the receiver were incorrect. The rails and reciprocator wouldn't fit. So I waited til I found a good cut up one and put it together.

Re: My second build

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:23 am
by 42rocker
I've never heard that much good about the cold steel receiver.

Do you think someone could finish a MG42 type build with one?

Glad to see that you were able to find some parts and get a MG42 together. Way to go!!!!
Any pics of the build or a range report yet?

Again Looks Great!

Later 42rocker

Re: My second build

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:23 am
by cclaborn1
I dont think you can use a CCS receiver. After dealing with the one I bought being out of spec and slightly twisted. It would be easier to build one from scratch than use what they send you. Here's a pic from the rear of the receiver. It would make a good display gun receiver and thats about it.

Re: My second build

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:26 am
by cclaborn1
Here's a pic from last Sunday. I had about 90% of the gun that day. I'm just down to some minor grinding then I'll be taking it to the range.

Re: My second build

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:42 pm
by NickD
cclaborn1 wrote:I dont think you can use a CCS receiver. After dealing with the one I bought being out of spec and slightly twisted. It would be easier to build one from scratch than use what they send you. Here's a pic from the rear of the receiver. It would make a good display gun receiver and thats about it.




I am using a CCS solutions receiver, and I wish I would have went with BRP. The only reason I used the CSS was that it had more metal upfront which I needed about 3/4" more than the BRP one I saw. =/ PLUS it took forever to get to my doorstep. I see some warpage in the metal. I think I have had to do more fitting than normal. About 90? done with the gun though. We'll see.... Hoping to test fire in about 2 weeks.

Re: My second build

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:23 pm
by 42rocker
NickD
Some info for you and others that maybe following this build thread. There were some pieces sold that made up the difference between a brp receiver and some of the m53 receivers cuts that are out there. Not sure if there are a lot for sale or not anymore but something to check into.

Also Good Luck on this build.

Later 42rocker

Re: My second build

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:44 pm
by NickD
42rocker wrote:NickD
Some info for you and others that maybe following this build thread. There were some pieces sold that made up the difference between a brp receiver and some of the m53 receivers cuts that are out there. Not sure if there are a lot for sale or not anymore but something to check into.

Also Good Luck on this build.

Later 42rocker


HI, thank you. I am about 90% done, but the bolt does not ride super smoothly in the rails which I see may be slightly tweaked due to the receiver being slightly tweaked on the top. Thanks, I can use all the luck possible lol!!!