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by RetiredBuilder
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: MG Ammo Can Capacity: 250 or 300?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: MG Ammo Can Capacity: 250 or 300?

Also, was there any specific technique for loading ammo cans? As I'm sure many of you have noticed, the rounds don't stack flat. I noticed that the Czech Solution to this for their ZB 37 ammo cans (in 8x57 JS) was to weld an angled piece of sheet metal onto the bottom. To simulate this slop in the ...
by RetiredBuilder
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: 7,92mm or 7,62mm belt?
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: 7,92mm or 7,62mm belt?

Looks like a german MG3 belt (7.62). All the german MG3 belts i have seen have a grey finish, various stamps on the connector tab. Pakistan MG3 belts have a black finish and are marked POF. The way i tell at a glance is: All of the 7.62 belts i have seen have dog leg connector tab.(like in your pict...
by RetiredBuilder
Sat May 01, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB: MG3 Top Cover pivot arm/connector bar spring
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

WTB: MG3 Top Cover pivot arm/connector bar spring

From my understanding the spring that goes on the pivot arm/connector bar for an MG3 top cover should be removed so the feed guide rail so can be moved to the other side for a semi auto build. If anybody is looking to sell the springs out of there MG3 top covers please let me know, thanks.
by RetiredBuilder
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Ravenna Armory MG42 Barrels
Replies: 0
Views: 634

Ravenna Armory MG42 Barrels

Did anyone else pick up 8mm/7.62 barrels when ravenna armory was making runs of them? I saw a thread on weaponsguild where some people may have had issues with them but then again there was no real conclusive evidence. I used two of them while troubleshooting my depressor plate and seem to have gott...
by RetiredBuilder
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Troubleshooting
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: MG42 Troubleshooting

I'm guessing that the rub is only on one side of the brass? If so, it's from getting jammed into the barrel extension. Provided the stripper head on the bolt isn't chipped, that only leaves the possibility of the depressor plate being incorrectly bent. In the top cover there is a finger (depressor ...
by RetiredBuilder
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Troubleshooting
Replies: 3
Views: 722

MG42 Troubleshooting

Hello everyone, Was wondering if I could pick all your brains for a minute about an issue I have been having with my 42. Gun/setup details: Gun: Full Auto German MG42 Caliber: Running MG3 Parts (Top Cover, Booster Cone, Feedtray) Ammo: Factory Lake City 7.62 XM80 ammo Belts: German/POF belts Barrel:...
by RetiredBuilder
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Rear Sights (Night Sights?)
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: MG42 Rear Sights (Night Sights?)

Yugo made, post war. Common, No. Rare, No. They made Front and Rear night sights. There were pics up, but since photobucket and others did what they did, a lot of pics that were not posted on this site were lost. Thanks for the pics. I'l try to dig out a Front sight and add it's pics to this thread...
by RetiredBuilder
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Rear Sights (Night Sights?)
Replies: 2
Views: 578

MG42 Rear Sights (Night Sights?)

Hello, I recently acquired a kit that had a dual aperture rear sight, doing some searching on this forum I found mention of night sights(but no pictures to confirm) which is the only thing that made sense for these. Anybody have any more info on these, they came with a yugo kit, I'm guessing these w...
by RetiredBuilder
Wed May 09, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Single Cut M53/MG42 Kit for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1320

Single Cut M53/MG42 Kit for sale

https://ibb.co/ma8Bg7 Hello, I bought this kit off gunbroker a few months ago but have decided to go a different direction with my build. This kit is complete except for a barrel as far as I can tell all other parts are there. Still covered in cosmoline, there is bits of paper stuck to some parts, ...
by RetiredBuilder
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 vs M53 ROF
Replies: 7
Views: 3463

Re: MG42 vs M53 ROF

Considering some of the other statements in the article that don't align with reality: The MG42 was developed from the MG34? Really? I guess fast horses were developed from fast cows then. Obviously their designs are completely different (other than a recoiling barrel). If the feed system for the M...
by RetiredBuilder
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 vs M53 ROF
Replies: 7
Views: 3463

MG42 vs M53 ROF

I was reading here today: http://9thss.com/wpnmg42.html and saw this: "The MG42 was adopted by a number of armed organizations after the war, and was copied or license-built as well. Yugoslavia license-built the MG42 as the M52, retaining the 7.92x57mm caliber. By doing so, the Yugoslavians retained...
by RetiredBuilder
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 2657

Re: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels

The barrel itself is only 1/3 of the headspace variable. The other two are the barrel extension, and the bolt. All three need to fit together properly to get the headspace, but the barrel and barrel extension are the two that are able to be adjusted (chamber depth, and how far the barrel is screwed...
by RetiredBuilder
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 2657

Re: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels

Certainly not trying to rain on your parade, but: Are you talking barrels with or without the barrel extension? If without, then they will need set up and the chamber reamed or the barrel spaced or trimmed to get proper headspace. There's a lot of work to make a fireable barrel. Getting a barrel th...
by RetiredBuilder
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 2657

New Run Of .308 MG42/M53 Barrels

Hello, I have been working on a semi M53 build for a little while now acquiring parts and making plans, I wanted to do this build in .308 due to 8mm availability and have had a hard time tracking down reasonably priced .308 barrels. I decided to email a company for a quote for barrels and the price ...
by RetiredBuilder
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Christmas is coming...*
Replies: 2
Views: 1614

Re: Christmas is coming...*

Very nice, out of all the things in that picture i should be looking at, I cant stopping thinking how nice it would be to have carpet on my shooting benches haha.
by RetiredBuilder
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).
Replies: 315
Views: 118783

Re: Introductions (or one way to increase your post count).

Hello, I came here to learn more about MG42, M53, MG3 as i plan to do a build soon. Site looks great with lots of information. I have 3 k98s, a hitler youth knife, and various other German WWII items. I have built an semi auto sten, and semi auto uzi. So i plan to tackle something a little more chal...