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by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:10 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG 08/15 - Need Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: MG 08/15 - Need Advice

Well the manual had unexpectedly clear photos for a copy. I can actually see what the photos are demonstrating. It also fills in a few informational holes that The Devil's Paintbrush doesn't show. Great manual!
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:07 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: heart attack
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: heart attack

Physical therapy like walking is really important to getting your strength back, just please don't overdo it. We're all praying for you!
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:43 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG 08/15 - Need Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: MG 08/15 - Need Advice

Hey John, I just bought your MG 08/15 manual "German LMG. MG 08/15 Manual 1933 English Translation' off eBay. Just couldn't live without it. Thanks old friend!

Kurt
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Wed Dec 28, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG 08/15 - Need Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: MG 08/15 - Need Advice

I want to thank Pat Cassidy publicly for providing hours of advice and even parts support for my upcoming MG 08/15 purchase. I really enjoy learning from fellow members and sharing info.

All you guys are awesome.
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sun Dec 25, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG 08/15 - Need Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: MG 08/15 - Need Advice

I know you do John! That may come later. For the moment, what I really need at the moment is The Devil's Paintbrush by Collector Guide Publications, hopefully a used copy to keep the cost down.
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sun Dec 25, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG 08/15 - Need Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 715

MG 08/15 - Need Advice

Hi old friends! I am in the process of purchasing an MG 08/15 from a local gentleman here in MN. It comes with 1943 canvas Lewis belts which I'm told work okay with it. My question is, which parts would you check for wear that would make the gun run less reliably? Is it possible to see wear and dete...
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Fri Nov 11, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: heart attack
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: heart attack

OMG John! I hope you recover well. I'm praying for you.
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SIG 556 rifle w/scope and accessories
Replies: 1
Views: 812

SIG 556 rifle w/scope and accessories

Hello friends! No, I'm not dead or missing, just been away for, well, a couple years. It was great seeing John Baum at the last Show of Shows in KY. For sale is an early SIG 556 in like new condition with custom accessories. Low round count (approx 500 rnds). Velcro strip behind ejection port preser...
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Mon May 02, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Trying to find a member here!
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Re: Trying to find a member here!

Hi. Sorry I haven't been around this forum for a while. Please contact me using the phone number I sent to your PM. Call me anytime.

Thanks to John Baum for tracking me down and letting me know you were looking for me. :wnana:
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sat Mar 05, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Problem using Lafette ...HELP!
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Problem using Lafette ...HELP!

I am amazed the lafette trolley even moves and all. The lafette should be totally disassembled, cleaned of all gelled cosmoline and residue, properly oiled, and reassembled. You should be able to move the trolley smoothly with only the springs offering resistance. A lafette packed with cosmoline is ...
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Sat Mar 05, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: How to reach Bergflak??
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: How to reach Bergflak??

I just saw Bergflak in person at the Militaria Show of Shows in Louisville Kentucky last weekend. I bought a spare MP-40 firing pin and barrel nut crush washer from him. Perhaps he is still travelling. I have no idea how to contact him outside of using his contact info on his website. He did mention...
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Receivers from BRP
Replies: 131
Views: 51383

Re: Receivers from BRP

Best of luck, Simon! :mg:
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Another great image!
Replies: 140
Views: 52594

Re: Another great image!

Very nice photos! Thanks for those.
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Russian Ammo Ban
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Russian Ammo Ban

Biden is screwing us all again. I WANT MY AK FOOD !
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: New Range Toy!
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: New Range Toy!

Took this shotgun out for a spin at our annual Red Wing Machinegun Shoot this June. Flowless performance. Recoil was lighter than expected, lighter than Dave's Saiga 12. Blasting things with slugs at 100 yards almost made me forget this was a smoothbore shotgun and not a rifle.
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: What happened to DARIVS ARCHITECTVS ?
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: What happened to DARIVS ARCHITECTVS ?

The ship was based on a kit, but some many changes were made, it only partially resembles the kit. The ship had added details including internal lighting, changes to the types of wood used (more walnut), full rigging with sails made from scratch. The ship build took 2 years and 8 months and costs we...
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: What happened to DARIVS ARCHITECTVS ?
Replies: 2
Views: 562

What happened to DARIVS ARCHITECTVS ?

I'm still around, guys! This is still a forum I cruise for news, just not as often since I sold my MG-42. Still have other nice guns though. Things are stressed at work because of personnel cutbacks, and some may be leaving because of the resulting heavy workload. Since shooting is expensive these d...
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: New Range Toy!
Replies: 1
Views: 437

New Range Toy!

I've never owned a shotgun before, but ran across a NutNFancy review on YouTube of the Rock Island Armory VR60 shotgun imported from Turkey. It's been around a while, but I've never heard of it, being outside my area of interest in the past. But since it was reliable, and quite inexpensive, it looke...
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB, MP-38
Replies: 2
Views: 1831

Re: WTB, MP-38

NOT easy to find, JW. Good luck!