New members must contact admin@mg42.us to have their account activated. Please include your username.

salt

MG42 - MG3 - M53 Build Help

Anything MG42 related.
User avatar
NickD
Hauptgefreiter
Hauptgefreiter
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

MG42 - MG3 - M53 Build Help

Postby NickD » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:33 pm

Hello Everyone,

I know this may sound dumb, but does anyone have a link handy that shows a step by step build, and/or solid plans. I have found 1-2 here that seem great , and also a few posts seem to have pictures where photobucket is wanting $$$ for posting on 3rd party sites. I stumbled across a few that have great commentary, but do not have visible pictures.

I appreciate it! I also appreciate the site and everyone' s time they have put in to help so many people out with such a wonderful project and piece of history. :cross:

User avatar
JBaum
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 2820
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:41 pm
Location: Lisbon, Ohio
Contact:

Re: MG42 - MG3 - M53 Build Help

Postby JBaum » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:52 pm

There are many variations for a build. What condition the kit you're starting with, what equipment you have for building, and what you want it to be when you're finished (MG42? MG3? hybrid? M53?, firing pin style, receiver style) are all variables that make a single build link unlikely to match what you have and what you want. You'll need to read several of them to decide how you want to do it, and most often, people pick the sections of someone else's post that they think will work best for them. There is no right or wrong, only the goal of making it what you want it to be.

It will take a few weeks, but reading them all is the best way to arm yourself with the knowledge of how to build what you want, in the way that's easiest for you.

We're all here to help if you get stuck or have specific questions.
John@German<remove this>Manuals.com

http://www.GermanManuals.com

hakentt
Stabshauptmann
Stabshauptmann
Posts: 235
Joined: Mon May 08, 2006 11:52 pm
Location: Arizona

Re: MG42 - MG3 - M53 Build Help

Postby hakentt » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:55 pm

I agree with Jbaum it all depends what parts you got.

User avatar
NickD
Hauptgefreiter
Hauptgefreiter
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

Re: MG42 - MG3 - M53 Build Help

Postby NickD » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:36 pm

JBaum wrote:There are many variations for a build. What condition the kit you're starting with, what equipment you have for building, and what you want it to be when you're finished (MG42? MG3? hybrid? M53?, firing pin style, receiver style) are all variables that make a single build link unlikely to match what you have and what you want. You'll need to read several of them to decide how you want to do it, and most often, people pick the sections of someone else's post that they think will work best for them. There is no right or wrong, only the goal of making it what you want it to be.

It will take a few weeks, but reading them all is the best way to arm yourself with the knowledge of how to build what you want, in the way that's easiest for you.

We're all here to help if you get stuck or have specific questions.


Thank you for your reply. It is a complete M53. I plan on going with either a BRP or Global Machine receiver. I have a feeling I may be reading just as much, if not more that actually building the gun ha!!!

Thanks again for your input fellas!

hakentt
Stabshauptmann
Stabshauptmann
Posts: 235
Joined: Mon May 08, 2006 11:52 pm
Location: Arizona

Re: MG42 - MG3 - M53 Build Help

Postby hakentt » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:20 pm

NickD wrote:It is a complete M53. I plan on going with either a BRP or Global Machine receiver.


If you have complete M53 then why bother buying separate receiver for it? :lol:

User avatar
NickD
Hauptgefreiter
Hauptgefreiter
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

Re: MG42 - MG3 - M53 Build Help

Postby NickD » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:48 pm

hakentt wrote:
NickD wrote:It is a complete M53. I plan on going with either a BRP or Global Machine receiver.


If you have complete M53 then why bother buying separate receiver for it? :lol:


LOL - ok, minus the rear receiver.

hakentt
Stabshauptmann
Stabshauptmann
Posts: 235
Joined: Mon May 08, 2006 11:52 pm
Location: Arizona

Re: MG42 - MG3 - M53 Build Help

Postby hakentt » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:43 pm

NickD wrote:LOL - ok, minus the rear receiver.


This is a good thread with working pictures, you pretty much need to do this

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=13704

In my opinion these rear receiver only builds are a mess. You got to have some serious tools and skills.

User avatar
APEXgunparts
Offizieranwärter
Offizieranwärter
Posts: 42
Joined: Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:37 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42
Location: Colorado
Contact:

Re: MG42 - MG3 - M53 Build Help

Postby APEXgunparts » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:35 am

The MG42 build tutorial on the "Project Guns" web site was a good resource at one time.
I do not know if Stan ever finished it!

http://www.projectguns.com/mg42.html

Richard
APEX Gun Parts
719-481-2050 Order Line
3105 North Stone Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm MT
www.apexgunparts.com

LIKE us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/ApexGunParts

User avatar
NickD
Hauptgefreiter
Hauptgefreiter
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

Re: MG42 - MG3 - M53 Build Help

Postby NickD » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:57 pm

Thanks guys! :D


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “MG42 General Discussion”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron