Looking for demilitarized MG42

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby johnb593 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:47 pm

I have it close to being range ready. I have to install the recuperator which isn't looking to be easy. Does anyone have a photo or a diagram of exactly how a SA recuperator sits under the bolt rail?
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby johnb593 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:06 pm

I think I have the recupe positioned about right but I'm having a difficult time pushing it into position under the bolt rail. I'll keep working on it.

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby usmc8488 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:43 pm

johnb593 wrote:I think I have the recupe positioned about right but I'm having a difficult time pushing it into position under the bolt rail. I'll keep working on it.


they are tricky to put in use an awl in the front receiver bold hole to help guide it in then push forward from the back of the recupe and rotate it down and in.

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby usmc8488 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:27 pm

Regarding loading.... when you go to load your semi MG42.. you must hold the bolt back while inserting the belt.. if you don't you risk damage to the feed ramp in the top cover..

Here is the bolt hold open that I made using photos posted by a member here.

Also photos of the round on the feed tray.. if the ammo belt is in when you pull the bolt back the bolt head pushes up on the round.

Re the bolt hold open make sure the bold head is behind the feed tray when the bolt is locked back.

Good Luck
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Top cover feed ramp
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Bolt head pushing up round when pulled back
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Round in feed tray with bolt locked back
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Bolt hold open
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Position of bold head when bolt locked back

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby johnb593 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:24 am

Thanks Don. That will come in very useful. I sure don't want to make a mess of it!
Happy New Year!

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby johnb593 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:59 pm

I finally got the recuperator in place. Very tight fit I'll say.
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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby 42rocker » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:36 pm

Way to go. Enjoy!

Great way to start a New Year.

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby johnb593 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:22 pm

I'm now wanting a transit crate for my gun but I don't want to have to pay $300 or so for one. I wonder if anyone here might have one they'd sell for a really good price.

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby 42rocker » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:07 pm

Well this is one that has been talked about a bit.
Do you really want a large wooden box?? Something that might just sit around and get in the way? Myself I take my MG42 out of whatever that I carry it in and put it into the safe. Then what do I do with the box or weapons bag?? For myself I like using a bag that can be folded stacked or whatever over a large carry box. Of course if you are going to use a box to keep it in all of the time then go for it. Add wheels or wheels that you can take on and off. I believe that if you search this site there are several threads that talk about transport boxes. Use that search button and grab your wood tools and go for it.

Good Luck and Enjoy either way.

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby johnb593 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:38 pm

42rocker wrote:Well this is one that has been talked about a bit.
Do you really want a large wooden box?? Something that might just sit around and get in the way? Myself I take my MG42 out of whatever that I carry it in and put it into the safe. Then what do I do with the box or weapons bag?? For myself I like using a bag that can be folded stacked or whatever over a large carry box. Of course if you are going to use a box to keep it in all of the time then go for it. Add wheels or wheels that you can take on and off. I believe that if you search this site there are several threads that talk about transport boxes. Use that search button and grab your wood tools and go for it.

Good Luck and Enjoy either way.

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Thanks! As I don't have a gun safe I figure the best way to keep it stored is a transit case (at least for the time being). It'll look good sitting there with my other German items such as helmets, ammo box, e-tool, gas mask container, etc. I'll toss in some silica gel to keep everything in the case dry. Hopefully I can acquire one at a less painful cost.

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby 42rocker » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:32 am

John
Short of that gun safe a storage box might be best. I'm a Gun Safe fan myself.
Use that search button on this site and see what you come up with. Go to the brp site and check out what Brian is selling. Or review everything and get out those wood tools and make your own. When I was thinking about making one I was thinking about a way to take wheels on and off.
Enjoy

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby johnb593 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:51 pm

42rocker wrote:John
Short of that gun safe a storage box might be best. I'm a Gun Safe fan myself.
Use that search button on this site and see what you come up with. Go to the brp site and check out what Brian is selling. Or review everything and get out those wood tools and make your own. When I was thinking about making one I was thinking about a way to take wheels on and off.
Enjoy

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Thanks for the input. I'll wind up with a box sooner or later (sooner I hope).

John

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby johnb593 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:41 pm

I found a case for a good price. Hope to have it in short order. :D

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby Blanksguy » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:57 pm

Johnb593,
On MG42/MG34 Transportation-Cases.......are you looking for something like would have been used during WWII (?)......if so, you might want to stay away from plywood-made cases (?)........I believe that there is at least one manufacturer that is using "plywood" to make his cases.

If you just need something to store the gun in........I guess "plywood" would be alright (?).

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby johnb593 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:27 pm

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Here's a pic. I don't think it's plywood but I'd like your opinion on it though. Hopefully it will be just what I want. :D

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby Blanksguy » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:35 pm

johnb593,
Looks like soft-wood (pine) to me.....and should be good for you use.

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby johnb593 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:42 pm

Blanksguy wrote:johnb593,
Looks like soft-wood (pine) to me.....and should be good for you use.

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That's what I thought too.
Thanks!

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby johnb593 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:08 pm

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NOW it's ready to go. I hope to be able to go to the range next week. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby 42rocker » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:15 pm

Good Luck

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Postby usmc8488 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:20 pm

looks good, don't get frustrated if it requires tweaking.... it's all part of the journey

Good luck


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