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MG34/41 Parts

Postby michaelangelo » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:21 am

I need to find a MG34/41 top cover and feed block, a MG34/41 buffer, and MG34/41 feed tray.

The feed trays are wider than a standard MG34 by about a quarter of an inch but do not have MG34/41 stamped on them. The space that the bullets pass through has a different shape. Any help would be appreciated. The top cover, feed block, and buffer are clearly marked MG34/41.

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Re: MG34/41 Parts

Postby michaelangelo » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:55 am

It turns out that my feed tray :? had MG34S stamped on it.

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Re: MG34/41 Parts

Postby michaelangelo » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:53 am

Have found the extractor and buffer. Still need a complete top cover and feed tray. Top cover will be marked MG34/41 and have serial number of 29_.

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Re: MG34/41 Parts

Postby michaelangelo » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:09 pm

MG3441 014.jpg


This is where I stand on my project MG34/41's. Seven small parts are to be copied this fall/winter. Feed trays are being widened this week. Will have to get top cover levers modified. This involves taking some height out of the small lever and adding some metal to the width of the long lever. Then will have to modify top covers if this is a possibility. The rear end of the 34/41 top cover is 2mm wider than the 34 top cover. The MG 34 feed block fits on the MG34/41 top cover. The stamped grips were both bent and have been straightened. Plastic grips were purchased and copied. Got help with copying the buffer springs and the recuperator rod springs. Am also making a dummy gun. It has two MG34S parts at the moment. I need a feed block for the dummy gun.

Would still appreciate help finding more parts. Would like to have a 34/41 cocking handle both of the ones that I have are 34S. Still need a top cover with levers and a feed tray. All parts are marked 34/41 or 34S. The Germans did not want to confuse their own people.

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Re: MG34/41 Parts

Postby michaelangelo » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:30 pm

This is what the missing parts look like. The feed tray is marked 34S. Notice that the cut out has a different shape. It is wider than a 34 feed tray and the steel is rolled on both sides. The 34 feed tray is flat on the right side.
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Re: MG34/41 Parts

Postby 42rocker » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:35 pm

Wow, you have been working on this project a while. Way to go!!! Stayed the course...

Thanks for sharing the pics and whats going on with us.

Good Luck with finding the few parts that you need.

Hope you get-r-done soon and get to shoot it soon. Please share the pics when you do.

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Re: MG34/41 Parts

Postby TactAdv » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:49 pm

Mike,
I have a quick question you can probably answer as you have the parts right in front of you-

Since the 34/41 & 34S went to the fullauto-only trigger group.....what is the nature of the trigger group parts inside the grip, mechanically. I am curious if it in any way resembles that mechanism used for searing and safety geometry of the MG-42 design?

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Re: MG34/41 Parts

Postby michaelangelo » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:10 am

Tom,

I will have to look for you. The trigger group is the only attempt at stampings in this gun. There is a hammer that is spring loaded and there is a spring loaded restricter piece. This piece is out for copying; one of the groups did not have this part.

Tom,are you going to attend the Show of Shows in Louisville this coming spring? I will have an ad in the program and be there for the opening day on Thursday. I do not know whether I will get a table.

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Re: MG34/41 Parts

Postby TactAdv » Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:42 pm

michaelangelo wrote:
Tom,are you going to attend the Show of Shows in Louisville this coming spring? I will have an ad in the program and be there for the opening day on Thursday. I do not know whether I will get a table.

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Mike,
Am not sure on the trip to Louisville, kid of doubtful, but I won't totally rule it out yet. I am likely beginning a big consulting project here in early December and that will control my ability to leave town for awhile. We'll see.

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Re: MG34/41 Parts

Postby michaelangelo » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:50 pm

Tom,

I took look at the MG42 trigger group. Other than the housings being stamped; they have nothing in common.

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Re: MG34/41 Parts

Postby michaelangelo » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:03 pm

This is what she looks like now. Still have a lot of work to do but things are coming together. Wanted a year on making samll parts when machinist did not have time to do the work.

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Re: MG34/41 Parts

Postby 42rocker » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:35 pm

Would you believe that we are working on rebuilding a MG34/41 Lafette??

Folke Myrvang in his MG34 - MG42 German Universal Machine Guns book lists 3 known with serial numbers.

Well we are working on serial # 78. So 4 known at this time. Maybe more but not listed yet.

I'll be starting to post pics later this week. 10/2017. Will also be posting pics of the rebuild and painting etc.

The thread will be under the "MG34 Accessories" topic group.

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Re: MG34/41 Parts

Postby flemgunner » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:46 am

Thats cool man!


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