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by Barrel26
Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Cartridge link tension
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Cartridge link tension

Thanks DA for the info. It was helpful. I'll post pictures when the project is done. All things given, the MG's including the 34 and 42 can be mechanically perfect and dependable but if the gunner has an out of 'tensioned' belt and the bolt cannot strip the round or the round prematurely wobbles out...
by Barrel26
Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Cartridge link tension
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Cartridge link tension

Well, once again I've come up with a subject that I'm not sure if its ever been discussed...so here goes... Has anyone ever come up with a method of checking the tension on each individual link of the belt prior to inserting each 8mm cartridge ? Each belt that I receive, I've had to occasionally spr...
by Barrel26
Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: 34 drum mount
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: 34 drum mount

Michael, I would'nt put this off till next year if you can afford it any time soon. At $115.00 complete, this is a good deal and may not be around this time next year.
by Barrel26
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Lafette 34: found in the battlefield
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

Re: Lafette 34: found in the battlefield

What you have found is of historical importance. I really envy your being able to do that !
by Barrel26
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 carrying handle retention key
Replies: 1
Views: 280

MG34 carrying handle retention key

Was noticing on Gunbroker that someone had an MG34 carrying handle for sale. What got my attention was the small dovetail retention key that came with it. :shock: I know the discussion...did the Germans have and use a carrying handle during WWll...or was this a post WWll made item. This was well dis...
by Barrel26
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: TNW MG-34
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: TNW MG-34

I purchased the TNW MG34 in June/July 2008 and am well pleased with the craftsmanship, appearance, and firing performance. Trigger pull was a bit on the heavy side though. Should you purchase an SA MG34, whether from Marstar or TNW, be sure you measure the diameter of the hole in the recoil booster ...
by Barrel26
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Politics and Your Rights.
Topic: PBS Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 1641

Re: PBS Poll

Just vetoed...49% Yes...49% No...still.
by Barrel26
Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Military veterans
Replies: 20
Views: 794

Military veterans

Just curious...may have been a topic before...have many of you are military veterans ?
And ah, yeah I'm one too...
by Barrel26
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Review of John Baum's German Manuals
Replies: 28
Views: 9095

Re: Review of John Baum's German Manuals

There is a huge difference between reading everyday German verses techanical German. I deal with this everyweek. John has done an extremely good job. Thank you !
by Barrel26
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Best source for authentic Wartime belts 50rd?
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Best source for authentic Wartime belts 50rd?

Try BRP for beltsand Bunkermilitaria for starter tabs. Decent stuff. :)
by Barrel26
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: German Binoculars ?
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: German Binoculars ?

It was the standard 6x30 for normal field use.
by Barrel26
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Removing postwar paint??
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Removing postwar paint??

Unfortunately...paint stripper removed some of the original paint on my drums. :(
by Barrel26
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: WTK sources for mg34 parts kit.
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: WTK sources for mg34 parts kit.

I agree Artie...I've been ordering from BRP for awhile now and have never had any item that was in bad shape. BRP must have good contacts...seems as though they can come up with generally what your needing or wanting...
by Barrel26
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: MG34 Stickies
Topic: MG34 PARTS IDENTIFICATION
Replies: 9
Views: 4457

Re: MG34 PARTS IDENTIFICATION

Thanks for posting the parts identification photos. These are by far the best I've seen !
by Barrel26
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: 34/42 webpage
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: 34/42 webpage

Another source may be http //: www.germanmilitaria.co.uk
by Barrel26
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Color restoration of the bakelite stock
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Color restoration of the bakelite stock

Thanks for the tips and advice. :D I almost feel ashamed/embarrassed :oops: that I tried to make the color more consistent using black shoe polish...which didn't come out half-bad. Kinda like 'spit shining' your boots...
by Barrel26
Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Color restoration of the bakelite stock
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Color restoration of the bakelite stock

Was recently cleaning the bakelite stock on my Mg34 with mineral spirtits...and after drying, the stock came out black with whitish color blotches...seems as though the spirits removed some of the black-brown color for white. I had ordered a spare replacement stock and it came drenched in cosmoline ...
by Barrel26
Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Check your MG34 "booster cone" ...a possible warni
Replies: 76
Views: 15172

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

And BTW, one of my cones measures 9.1mm and the other measures 8.01 ! Extremely close tolerances...almost approaching bullet diameter. Go figure...
by Barrel26
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Check your MG34 "booster cone" ...a possible warni
Replies: 76
Views: 15172

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

The MG34 booster cone was originally made of steel and not stainless steel as used during WWll. Any cone made of SS is of a post war manufacture...which incidentally is not a bad idea.

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