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by Bullwinkle
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Break-Free Waterproofing?
Replies: 13
Views: 2451

Re: Break-Free Waterproofing?

I have used the Break Free "Collector" preservative for long term storage and it works GREAT. Very viscous. It really clings to the metal almost like a light grade GEL. That being said it would SUCK if it got sand /dirt mixed in it. Probably set up like Roman concrete!!! Regular break free works ver...
by Bullwinkle
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: # of hours to complete build?
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: # of hours to complete build?

I have built multiple 3 and 4 cuts. Multiple FA and SA for a local Class III dealer and 07 SOT..no Shells so I can't commenet on that. EVERY single one has been different. Several had to be cut in half and rewelded due to warpage at various stages. (you can induce warps with GRINDING...found this ou...
by Bullwinkle
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: WW2 MG42 Original Finish for build?
Replies: 12
Views: 3121

Re: WW2 MG42 Original Finish for build?

42Rocker is correct. THAT eagle is modern era German Army Property mark. Light TIG and sand....
by Bullwinkle
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: WW2 MG42 Original Finish for build?
Replies: 12
Views: 3121

Re: WW2 MG42 Original Finish for build?

Also....have your welder do a LIGHT pass with a TIG over the post war Bund Eagle on the bottom right of your receiver in the picture. Use a light sanding disk to smooth the weld, thereby removing the post war stamp! Your going to too much trouble to recreate a WWII cira correct piece to not remove t...
by Bullwinkle
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: WW2 MG42 Original Finish for build?
Replies: 12
Views: 3121

Re: WW2 MG42 Original Finish for build?

There is some confussion on the light phosphate w/ clear coat. I personally dont believe it is actually a phosphate at all...Of the kits (from Dan and others) that I handled (about 50-60 in all) all the kits were bead blasted to bare steel and clear coated with various amounts of flash rust before t...
by Bullwinkle
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: How to fix the barrel door rivets ? or screws?
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: How to fix the barrel door rivets ? or screws?

Tell ya a TRICK most folks don't know...if your kit came with a demilled Cam Piece, the large, long rivet is typically included with the head milled off. THAT RIVET is the same dia. as the barrel gate rivets so you can cut two small rivets to size from it, lock them in a vise and drill small dimples...
by Bullwinkle
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Legit Stock or?
Replies: 14
Views: 1921

Re: Legit Stock or?

I've got agree to others here..waaaaaaay too clean and crisp. Just doesn't have the natural patina of 70 year old wood. The natural oils in wood darken wood even without stains and the grain pattern is just too tight and bright. Impossible to say 100% that is a fake, but I would pass if my money was...
by Bullwinkle
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: WW2 MG42 original or not Flash Hider?
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: WW2 MG42 original or not Flash Hider?

It has a post war electropencil number in photo #3. Might be a deal breaker if your looking for original WWII condition.
by Bullwinkle
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: WW2 MG42 original or not Flash Hider?
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: WW2 MG42 original or not Flash Hider?

Yes, original German. looks to be in very good shape.
by Bullwinkle
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Rail length
Replies: 9
Views: 1406

Re: Rail length

DO NOT MOVE THE 'D' cut! Trim the front end of the rail that overhangs into the cam piece opening in the receiver.
by Bullwinkle
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Barrel stop/barrel/recoup location
Replies: 18
Views: 2924

Re: Barrel stop/barrel/recoup location

You are over thinking this!!!!. .+/_ .050 doesn't matter! The recoup has over 1" of travel and just returns the barrel to the full forward position OFF the cams so the bolt rollers are fully LOCKED in the barrel extension. The recoil impulse pushes the barrel BACK onto the cams (AGAINST the recoup p...
by Bullwinkle
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Rail length
Replies: 9
Views: 1406

Re: Rail length

Don't worry about the rails! Rails are trimmed to fit in each receiver. EVERY RECEIVER IS DIFFERENT ESPECIALLY IF A REWELD. You should mount the rails then file flush with the cam piece opening, or use some proper sized bolts to mount the rails, mark the correct length, unbolt, trim to size then riv...
by Bullwinkle
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Help ID Markings
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: Help ID Markings

Go about 1/2 way down this thread... http://www.mg42.us/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7461 there is a brief explanation of what your wanting to know about receiver marking...with a few pictures. So much documentation was destroyed at the end of WWII and the actual armourers are mostly all dead, i'm not sure w...
by Bullwinkle
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Help ID Markings
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: Help ID Markings

The squirrel is "Eickhorn" (sp??). They make military bayonets (M16, Galil, R4) and other military fighting knives as well as subcontract for stamped parts for various German military gear. Never seen a Eickhorn feedtray, i have seen a MG3 top cover with an Eickhorn stamp. The z stamp is an armourer...
by Bullwinkle
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: WTS...MG42 3 cut receiver and parts
Replies: 0
Views: 351

WTS...MG42 3 cut receiver and parts

This is a all German COMPLETE 3 cut receiver with original uncut rails, cam piece, dust cover and barrel gate latch. Markings on the left rear receiver indicate this is a Maget built gun with a 1944 (NC) date code. The barrel gate is still mounted on the right side. The front booster and the rear bu...
by Bullwinkle
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: FS...MG42 German WWII 3 cut Receiver w/parts
Replies: 2
Views: 498

FS...MG42 German WWII 3 cut Receiver w/parts

1943 DATED MG42 3 cut receiver with original uncut rails, barrel gate latch and screw, dust cover and CAM PIECE (for jbaum!) All parts pictured are included with receiver. $1200. Cuts are typical for a 3 cut receiver. Rear section cuts are far enough forward so the markings will be retained even aft...
by Bullwinkle
Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Need help ID'ing this receiver piece
Replies: 19
Views: 2382

Re: Need help ID'ing this receiver piece

PvtJoker,
Yours is a Gustloff-Werke receiver made in 1945, hence the "svq" code. The "bpr" is Grossfus, unforetunately, I don't know who "rea" is although I have several with the seperate markings.
by Bullwinkle
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Need help ID'ing this receiver piece
Replies: 19
Views: 2382

Re: Need help ID'ing this receiver piece

Okay...a little expansion of previous comments.. Just because a receiver has a manufacture Code etched on the side the receiver like the receiver (M.U. on top for Gustloff-Werke Suhl . "CRA" on lower one which stands for Maget. The GH at top is a date code 1943), Maget or Gustloff may (or may NOT) h...
by Bullwinkle
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Need help ID'ing this receiver piece
Replies: 19
Views: 2382

Re: Need help ID'ing this receiver piece

Bil, you must be a glutton for punishment!!!! :mrgreen: You want STAMPS.."We don't need no stinkin' STAMPS.." or maybe they do. Here are just a few! Booster area http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/42115/2618030540030872032S500x500Q85.jpg This is a good one.. ONLY found on right rear recievers of demi...