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MG34 Lafette Restoration

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby bergflak » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:13 pm

It is not threaded, and should go out to the rear when the rust loosens....
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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby ualexj » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:37 pm

Thank you Bergflak, I will try tomorow.

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby ualexj » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:54 am

Hy gents! I need your advise again! the previous one was successfully solved.

I've bought a depot-condition elevation mechanism for my MG tripod, but it has one problem, I cannot even think is it hard or not.
If you look at the pic attached, two fixators (##2) move to the right very good, but inspite this the drum (#1) DO NOT move to the left, even i cant pull it. The eared nut (#5) was turned ~90 degrees CCW.

I also attach the exploded view, in russian.
I can unscrew two screws (##3), i suppose they fasten the part #29 in exploded view, but what is the next? Does #29 stops the main axis #28?.

What is the nut (#4) in photo?
I greatly appreciate any advise and help, guys!


if interesting i can take pics of my tripod, it was found in a battlefield))
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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby Bil » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:33 pm

If parts #2 move,the drum is already pulled out-when the drum is pushed in,it locks the two levers.Part #2 should move up and down,when The drum is pulled out,you will see small notches opposite the numerals.They should have white paint in them,maybe worn off.Try pushing the drum in.Eared wing nut turns approx 1 1/4 turns,clockwise locks the cylinder,counterclockwise loosens.Turn it to the left and try to rotate drum.I don't see #29 in the diagram.#4 is the opposite end of the shaft,mine has no nut there,but when I rotate drum,it moves slightly.Hope this helps,let us know.Yes,pictures of your found lafette would be very nice.Please excuce my poor Russian,it is inelegant!Glad to have you here on the site. ---bil
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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby gdmoore28 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:15 pm

Welcome ualexj !!!!!!!!!!!! :welcome:

I can't help you with your tripod, but I can give you a genuine greeting.

We LOVE pictures here (don't we, DA?). Feel free to post liberally.

What an adventure it must be to roam the former battlefields of Russia. It is an undertaking that most of us can only dream about. (Keeping in mind, of course, that those fields represent a great loss of life and the spilling of much blood.)

IF you have uncovered other treasures in your digs, we would love to see them. You might wish to open a new subject topic catalogueing for us pictures of the former fields of battle, and the items you have managed to rescue from the earth.

I'm looking forward to more. And, welcome again.

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby ualexj » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:58 am

OK, i see its reasonable to stert new topic,
the problem described above has been solved))

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby cipollinaj » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:48 am

TC,

could you repost pictures for the rest of us.
It appears photos 'disappeared' when
the server was changed.
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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby tomcatshaas » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:41 pm

cipollinaj wrote:TC,

could you repost pictures for the rest of us.
It appears photos 'disappeared' when
the server was changed.
Thanks, John


I will work on it over Christmas

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby oakrodent » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:56 pm

That would be great. I have one I am going to start on after the new year. It would be nice to have some photos to go off of.
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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby tomcatshaas » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:10 am

All my photos are back on.

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby tomcatshaas » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:35 pm

Phase 3 has begun

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby Chuckm » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:44 pm

GOOD LORD! ! ! No wonder Folk Myrvang said not take the mech. apart. I hope you took lots of pict's :lol:

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby Bil » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:03 am

Actually,it is not so hard-i had mine torn down like this.Myrvang was wrong,it is easy to take apart.Now putting it back together..... :shock: ---bil
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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby flemgunner » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:15 am

You went farther on it than I did but I think your gonna have great results with it

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby tomcatshaas » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:20 pm

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby CRUSADER » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:57 pm

Ohhhhh c'mon ya sissie ... take off the data plate so you can get in there with paint!! :lol:

I can send you replacement rivits!! I have 496 of them!! Yeah, last year I bought a box of 500 so I could do my Lafette. I'm not kidding. They are stainless. Want some? PM me.

On a serious note - all of those parts are blued on my Lafette. Not on yours?

Looking great!!

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby Tommygunn » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:46 pm

From what I'm aware, and from my own lafette, the grip/oil bottle, trigger lever(inc spring and fitting), elevation knob and elevation lock butterfly nut should be unpainted as they are all blued.

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby bergflak » Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:54 pm

A definite NO-NO! The blued search-mech's are postwar refurbished by Jugoslavia. Here is my late 1938 3 tone camo with a correct (but not matching!) search mech in panzergrey with brown camouflage (normally associated with 1939 production Lafettes!). Note that all the parts mentioned are in German camo colors, and that you can see the red primer on the edges, peeping through!
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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby Tommygunn » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:12 pm

That's fair enough. Mind you my Lafette is ex Austrian army.

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby tomcatshaas » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:35 pm

Tommygunn wrote:From what I'm aware, and from my own lafette, the grip/oil bottle, trigger lever(inc spring and fitting), elevation knob and elevation lock butterfly nut should be unpainted as they are all blued.

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My lafette is going back to exactly original. Bergflak is correct and I have the pictures to prove that there was original paint and red primer peaking through on those parts that you have stated.

this is why I post this is so that you can see how an unmolested Mg34 (or at least this one) was painted. where they all like this, who knows. But I assure you this one is going back just like it was back then.

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