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by haak48
Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: FG 42 late war photo
Replies: 3
Views: 1669

Re: FG 42 late war photo

Early MG34's did indeed have a dual rate of fire switch located where shown in this photo. This was dropped quickly and the gun shown is probably updated with a plug replacing the original switch. Pretty common on early guns. JH
by haak48
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Check your MG34 "booster cone" ...a possible warni
Replies: 79
Views: 24082

Re: Check your MG34 "booster cone" ...a possible warni

landser wrote:my booster cone is stamped 9.5 on the side of the cone.i drilled it out to .440 dia. or just under 11.25mm
Jeff G

The 9.5 stamped cones are for use with the l.s. ammo (86 grain, aluminum core) not that common. JH

9.5 mm cone for l.s ball.jpg
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by haak48
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Converting a 34 from full to semi auto.
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Converting a 34 from full to semi auto.

The point that he is still getting FA fire with the blocked trigger bar, (which should not allow it), suggests the sear is not holding the bolt, causing FA fire to continue when the SA trigger is pulled. It is understood that he can only have SA. Some states in the USA will not allow selective fire ...
by haak48
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Converting a 34 from full to semi auto.
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Converting a 34 from full to semi auto.

If the FA trigger bar is secured and preventing FA fire, the most common problem would be a worn sear or worn searing surface on the bolt carrier. A bad sear spring could also release the bolt prematurely but the main sear is the most likely culprit IMO. JH
by haak48
Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 Booster cone complete set from RTG
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: MG34 Booster cone complete set from RTG

I got one as well. Heavy PITTED flash hider. I contacted Robert who sent me a pre-paid shipping label for return & full credit. No more available however. JH
by haak48
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: 4th Position Stoppage
Replies: 14
Views: 2126

Re: 4th Position Stoppage

Some of the 1970's dated Romanian LPS is starting to show it's age in primer sensitivity. In proper condition, the primers should have ignited with the strikes shown. The primer cups are seated well onto the case anvil by the blow of the FP. They will probably fire if struck a second time. I have va...
by haak48
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New update..
Replies: 15
Views: 2165

Re: New update..

The fun continues.. I now cannot get the barrel back in due to the recouperator blocking it from being fully seated, its not even close to seating. I have tried removing everything at the muzzle, even removed the bolt and everything from the gun. Tried using a punch and a hammer to drive it back bu...
by haak48
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: MG34 Wont cycle
Replies: 23
Views: 5221

Re: MG34 Wont cycle

sdasal wrote:I have the left hand feed only tray meant to use the drums, so that isn't an issue. I guess I'll just have to keep messing with it.

It is not the feed tray, it is the pawl insert in the feed block in the top cover. Make sure it is set up for left hand feed and matches your feed tray. JH
by haak48
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: MG34 Wont cycle
Replies: 23
Views: 5221

Re: MG34 Wont cycle

The correct booster cone size is 11mm (.445"). The booster is meant to be tightened completely. Also, a common cause for firing single shots only is the feed block insert installed for a right hand feed. Be sure it is correctly set up to feed the belt from the left. The gun was designed to allo...
by haak48
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: chrome lined barrels for mg42
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Re: chrome lined barrels for mg42

MG42 WW2 German chromed bolt heads are available as well. They are very easy to distinguish from the standard bolt head. This example has a chromed firing pin as well JH http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h416/haak48/MG42chromebolthead002.jpg http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h416/haak48/MG42chro...
by haak48
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: chrome lined barrels for mg42
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Re: chrome lined barrels for mg42

Here are pictures of three "cr" marked MG42 barrels. Muzzle face is also chromed. There are a number of 'cr" markings locations, but the barrel stub is the most common. JH http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h416/haak48/MG42chromebarrels001.jpg http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h416...
by haak48
Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: WW2 German CR barrels? Pricing?
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: WW2 German CR barrels? Pricing?

Back to "Cr", barrels (hard chromed bore & chamber). I have bought them at the going price for a standard barrel when the seller did not care about the difference and priced all his barrels the same. I am not a barrel collector but rather a shooter and the service life of these barrels...
by haak48
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: German 8mm MG42 Barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: German 8mm MG42 Barrel

The second picture does indeed show a "Cr" on the extension. JH
by haak48
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Completed/Old Sales
Topic: German 8mm MG42 Barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: German 8mm MG42 Barrel

Looks like it could be a late war chromed barrel. I can't see the "Cr" on the barrel stub, but the face of the chamber looks to be chromed. If so, the barrel is not unreasonably priced. See picture attached. Barrel on the left is "Cr" marked. JH http://i1108.photobucket.com/album...
by haak48
Fri May 24, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Delinking rounds in MG34/MG42/MG3 belts
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Delinking rounds in MG34/MG42/MG3 belts

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h416/haak48/MG3beltde-linkerpunch004-1.jpg http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h416/haak48/MG3beltde-linkerpunch001.jpg http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h416/haak48/MG3beltde-linkerpunch006.jpg I made a punch that simply replaced the link cleaning brush. Works...
by haak48
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 rh feed
Replies: 13
Views: 2662

Re: MG34 rh feed

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Right hand feed tray (reversible) & top cover with right hand feed lever installed. Fun to shoot. JH
by haak48
Wed May 09, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG42 Ammuntion
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: MG42 Ammuntion

1fozziebear wrote:What is the concensus of the Iranian 8mm ammo. Price is decent.

I tested samples from several cases for a distributer here in AZ. About 40% hang fires was the norm. I would avoid. JH
by haak48
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 Ejector plates
Replies: 9
Views: 1557

Re: MG34 Ejector plates

Go to the Gun Broker site and search for seller "yakooza". Even if he does not have them listed, he generally has them in stock. They are German NOS. He is in NJ. JH
by haak48
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 Magazine holder for PT-34, What is a copy and not?
Replies: 24
Views: 4604

Re: MG34 Magazine holder for PT-34, What is a copy and not?

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Here are two pictures of my original cover. JH
by haak48
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: recuperator spring...
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: recuperator spring...

According to John Baum's translation on Inspection and Repair of the Infantry Devices (H. Dv. 181/7) the Recuperator spring length is 75.5mm for the 25 coil spring and 85mm for the 18 coil spring. MG34.com has springs. Bob Naess at Black River Militaria rebuilds the recuperator for $75.00. This inc...

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