.308 Loader Issues

Tripods, ammo cans, gunners kit, etc.
EBRWorks
Hauptgefreiter
Hauptgefreiter
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:17 am
Anti-spam: Mg42
Location: Arizona
Contact:

.308 Loader Issues

Postby EBRWorks » Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:25 pm

I picked up a .308 belt loader recently:

Image

It has a few issues:

1: A tooth is broken off the sprocket causing the unit to feed unevenly and jam:
Image

Does anyone know of spare parts availability to replace the sprocket assembly?

2: For some reason the rounds are not being pushed into the belt quite far enough:

Image

I can push them in by hand, but this doesn't seem right. I have disassembled, cleaned and lubed the machine and other than the broken sprocket tooth, it looks to be in good shape.

Thanks!

Mike
...........................
EBR Works
Type 07 FFL/Class 2 SOT
877-905-2673 Voice/FAX
info@ebrworks.com
www.ebrworks.com

HKARAK
Feldwebel
Feldwebel
Posts: 55
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:54 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

Re: .308 Loader Issues

Postby HKARAK » Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:22 pm

Dont recognize that style belt. Are you sure correct for mg42/ mg3?

EBRWorks
Hauptgefreiter
Hauptgefreiter
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:17 am
Anti-spam: Mg42
Location: Arizona
Contact:

Re: .308 Loader Issues

Postby EBRWorks » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:00 pm

They came with the loader. From what I have seen online they are DM1 belts. Is this not correct?
...........................
EBR Works
Type 07 FFL/Class 2 SOT
877-905-2673 Voice/FAX
info@ebrworks.com
www.ebrworks.com

HKARAK
Feldwebel
Feldwebel
Posts: 55
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:54 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

Re: .308 Loader Issues

Postby HKARAK » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:47 pm

Ah, my bad. Dont have in my limited collection. Not sure why loader would be pulling up short.

amafrank
Major
Major
Posts: 364
Joined: Mon May 12, 2008 6:51 pm
Location: USA

Re: .308 Loader Issues

Postby amafrank » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:12 am

First thing is that the belt is not right.....you can't load them with the MG3 loader. That belt is actually for the MG74 to the best of my knowledge....it is not DM1. It is made from individual links interleaved. DM1 links are held together with little spring looking joiners. They'll run in the 42 but not the loader. Second thing is to make sure you're putting the belt in between the sprockets and that your pusher is pushing far enough. I've seen a pretty good number of the loaders that are worn and have the pusher broken off......

Frank

EBRWorks
Hauptgefreiter
Hauptgefreiter
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:17 am
Anti-spam: Mg42
Location: Arizona
Contact:

Re: .308 Loader Issues

Postby EBRWorks » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:22 pm

I confirmed that today at the SAR show in Phoenix. I bought the correct belts and parts to repair the loader. Thanks for the help.
...........................
EBR Works
Type 07 FFL/Class 2 SOT
877-905-2673 Voice/FAX
info@ebrworks.com
www.ebrworks.com


Return to “MG42 Accessories”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests