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by ironsights
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: MG34 Build It Yourself
Topic: MG34 Sem Auto Tutorial
Replies: 7
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Re: MG34 Sem Auto Tutorial

It helps to think of steels in terms of their content rather than whether they're classed as stainless or not. 308L rod is commonly used to repair iron parts; it has very low carbon content so there is less martensite formed in the heat affected zone. The MG34 receiver is ductile iron rather than st...
by ironsights
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 receiver stamp, J star
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: MG34 receiver stamp, J star

Thanks.

The barrel jacket is DOT 43 but definitely wasn't from the same gun as the receiver. In fact, based on the cuts I believe they came from 2 or 3 different weapons.
by ironsights
Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: MG34 receiver stamp, J star
Replies: 3
Views: 718

MG34 receiver stamp, J star

Hi guys, I have a chunk of receiver I'll be using on a re-weld and it has a J in a 6 pointed star stamp, I'm guessing Star of David. I believe it was produced at the Brno factory (WaA63), would that make it one of the receivers leftover after the Soviets pushed through Czechoslovakia and then suppli...
by ironsights
Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: New builder
Replies: 2
Views: 548

New builder

Hi Guys, New user saying hello. I just picked up a M53 kit, it's not my first build (Bren, DP28, RPD, Madsen) but seems to be the most daunting to me. Kit didn't have a barrel so I have a 308 barrel inbound, along with MG3 booster, top cover and feed tray. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7501/1588504...

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