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by JBaum
Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Shameless Bragging
Replies: 36
Views: 3220

Reichpapers Deckungswinkelmesser arrived today from Germany. It's in excellent condition, very little wear. It will be on ebay on Thursday for a 10 day auction. That way it will end on Sunday. --- That is provided that nobody makes me an offer and I sell it off ebay..... The last one I sold had lots...
by JBaum
Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Homemade Layfette Tripod Copy?
Replies: 8
Views: 772

considering the quality of the real thing, and the high cost to even approach the quality, workmanship, and design, and then that the Lafettes are only a couple hundred bucks, in today's marketing terms: "It wouldn't be very cost-effective" to try to make one. Duplicating it exactly would be 3 times...
by JBaum
Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Shameless Bragging
Replies: 36
Views: 3220

my biggest laugh is when books are bought for more money than Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble sells them for new, including shipping. I've seen $40 books sell for $75. I recently had a friend tell me about a book he got for $24.... I found it at B&N from one of their resellers. It had a dent in...
by JBaum
Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Shameless Bragging
Replies: 36
Views: 3220

a deckungswinkelmesser is a slope measurer. If you want to shoot over a hillside or tree line, you need to know it's elevation relative to yours - is it uphill? how much? Then you can set your adjustments on the Lafette tripod accordingly. This little booger shows the angle of elevation to an object...
by JBaum
Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Shameless Bragging
Replies: 36
Views: 3220

Nothing was wrong with it.... I just sold one a week ago on ebay, and I found another one in Germany and it should be here in about 5 more days. I have one that's a keeper, so whenever I can find one, or my buddy in Holland can find one, I get it and sell it here. Prices in Germany are high, but onl...
by JBaum
Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: where did everybody go???????
Replies: 27
Views: 2560

It wasn't a tank factory during the war, it was a tank factory when Chrysler got the first bids on the M1A Abrams. I'm n OGCA, and that was the best show around. Cleveland has "assault weapon" laws, that nobody is allowed possession, and when the IX Center (tank factory) was annexed into Cleveland, ...
by JBaum
Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: MG34 manuals
Replies: 0
Views: 655

MG34 manuals

Not trying to beat my own drum too much here, but I have several MG34 manuals translated, including one for the Lafette tripod, and a 212 page 1942 Butz MG34 manual. Great stuff, and more on the way.

http://www.GermanManuals.com
by JBaum
Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Shameless Bragging
Replies: 36
Views: 3220

Gee, and to think I'm still paying off my MG42 at the bank.... The best I've done in the last week is a $500 nazi state service flag, 7 gun manuals from Germany, another Deckungswinkelmesser that I'll resell on ebay, and a laser printer that prints both sides of the sheet at the same time (for print...
by JBaum
Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:46 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Replacing links in a belt
Replies: 2
Views: 692

two sets of good quality needle nose pliers are a big help - other than that, its a simple task.
by JBaum
Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:13 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Ranks
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

hauptman = captain
by JBaum
Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: where did everybody go???????
Replies: 27
Views: 2560

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Youngstown, huh? then he would know where I live, in Lisbon. I go to Youngstown all the time - I have some customers there. Small world. When I was in Switzerland once, I met someone from 10 miles away from where I live. Sounds like you need a nice desert climate. Arizona is gun-friendly.

John
by JBaum
Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: ww2/ post war cans
Replies: 23
Views: 1900

cans

That would depend on who made the cans. Yugo cans aren't waffenamt'd, but are made to fit 8mm. Cans can be found for $20 that fit 8mm, and considering the $10 difference between those and .308 cans, it's worth it if you're going to shoot .308. I'd suggest a couple 8mm German cans, then several .308 ...
by JBaum
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: where did everybody go???????
Replies: 27
Views: 2560

expenses

1919gunner - you think ammo is bad? Try buying the original manuals to translate... I have one that I paid $275 for... I'm waiting for 8 manuals to come in the mail from Germany right now, and I haven't had my MG42 out since September. Talk about screwed up priorities. Rain is forecast till Sunday, ...
by JBaum
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: recuperator assembly
Replies: 16
Views: 3970

click the link

Full descriptions (and prices) for each of the 10 or so MG42/MG3 manuals I've translated to English can be read at:

http://www.GermanManuals.com/manuals.html

thanks for your interest,

John
by JBaum
Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:56 pm
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: mg34/42 book by Folke Myvrang
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

MG42 manuals

Well guys, the link to the website is posted in a message above ( http://www.GermanManuals.com ), but just to make it really easy, below is the description for this manual from the website. I have some links on the website to show scans of some of the pages. Payments can be sent to me at the address...
by JBaum
Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: mg34/42 book by Folke Myvrang
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Myrvang's book

I have Myrvang's book and agree with you... it's more like an MG34 book, with a little MG42 stuff added in to fill it up. I may be a little biased here, but the H.Dv. 216/6 MG42 manual available from http://www.GermanManuals.com explains the functions of all the parts of an MG42 in detail. It explai...
by JBaum
Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: recuperator assembly
Replies: 16
Views: 3970

the recuperator. . .

The barrel and bolt recoil together for about 8 millimeters, then the bolt rollers hit the cams, forcing them inwards. While the initial 8mm of recoil is occurring, the recuiperator is being compressed by the barrel extension. As soon as the bolt rollers are shoved toward the center, the bolt unlock...
by JBaum
Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Differences between 308 and 8mm?
Replies: 20
Views: 3237

Joining the belts is what I suggested a few posts ago. Set up several 15 round belts, then link them together to make one as long as you want (provided that doing so is politically correct in your state). I've used several different types / dates / manuafacturers / countries belts through my MG42......
by JBaum
Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Ranks
Replies: 24
Views: 2553

ranks

actually, anwärter means that he's a candidate.

that German stuff, it's just tough to quit translating.... :D

mailto:John@GermanManuals.com
by JBaum
Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Differences between 308 and 8mm?
Replies: 20
Views: 3237

50 round belts for the MG42...$7 MG34.com They have starter tabs for $7 too. They'll be at Knob Creek... I'll be at the next table towards the end of the row. I think I've seen them for $6, but I don't have a clue where that was anymore. I have many more than I'll ever need, so I don't shop to buy, ...

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