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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.