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Mg53 CFS Kit First Build

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jroberts1968
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Mg53 CFS Kit First Build

Postby jroberts1968 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:39 am

Hi guys this is my first build on a MG platform. I looked through several builds and found one @

http://www.mg42.us/viewtopic.php?t=7831

In his build he spliced two sections from a new BRP front stamping in to existing front shroud. Now my cuts are a bit further forward close to the rear sight base. I am a well rounded welder so I feel comfortable welding. My question is would the barrel jacket door supports need to be replaced? I PM the OP on the build above but if experienced builders say this is a no go I will start the process of finishing out the new front shroud.

I am using all BRP current production build parts.

Also I do have a working WISELITE semi and a Cobb Hill Post Dealer to pull from. The Wiselite receiver is a bit longer then the Cobb Hill receiver.

Thank in advance

Jim

Here are some pics of the kit and the cut after clean up.
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Re: Mg53 CFS Kit First Build

Postby anjongni » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:57 pm

Best place to post this would be in the "MG42 Build-it-yourself" section.
That said, you have some nice parts, but are a long way from a working weapon.
If you love to build, by all means order the rear sheetmetal and get started!
But if you want to shoot sooner, a better choice is a "Complete gun" from Allegheny.
This includes all the pieces to the entire receiver, cut into four parts.
Now...the receiver is plasma-cut diagonally, which introduces the possibility of welding up a "banana".
But if you love TIG welding, spacers and trial-and-error eyeball-stuff, you're only a day-and-a-half from the range with the complete kit.
Good luck on it!....Phil


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