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MG42 tools

Postby JBaum » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:18 pm

There are two tools shown on page 20 of the MG42 armorer's manual. One is for the pressure plate contour, the other is firing pin protrusion, shape, and extractor.

I'm thinking about getting some of these made from laser cut stainless steel. Right now it looks like around $30 for the pair (including postage).

I don't want orders, nor deposits, I'm just asking if there's any interest. No sense in wrapping up $1,000 for something nobody wants.
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Re: MG42 tools

Postby Bil » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:27 pm

John-I would not need the FP tool,but the PP cuntour tool would be nice. ---bil
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Re: MG42 tools

Postby rocco1911 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:01 am

You got a picture of these tools I bought one of those tool bags from mg34.com & its got a couple extra empty pockets in it I may be interested but would like to see what they look like :?

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Re: MG42 tools

Postby Chuckm » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:04 pm

Hi John:

I would be interested in a set of them.

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Re: MG42 tools

Postby DARIVS ARCHITECTVS » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:43 pm

INTERESTED in both.
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Re: MG42 tools

Postby masterangler-01 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:56 pm

Interested in both.

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Postby CRUSADER » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:23 pm

Yep - count me in as well.

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Re: MG42 tools

Postby JBaum » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:47 pm

Here's a pic of what intend to make. The top tool is for the firing pin protrusion and firing pin point shape. The little hooked part is for the extractor.

The rectangular piece with the curved top is used to check the pressure plate shape, to make sure the plate has the proper contour to direct the cartridge from the belt into the chamber.
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Re: MG42 tools

Postby rocco1911 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:31 pm

OK I'm in how much we lookin @ for both ?? I wanted to make sure I didnt already have them in the pouch thanks for posting pics of it...

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Re: MG42 tools

Postby MGMike » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:05 am

I'm interested.

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Re: MG42 tools

Postby Bil » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:10 pm

I bet it will be around 30 bucks for the pair! Put me in for a set too. ---bil
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Re: MG42 tools

Postby JBaum » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:56 am

This project is still in the works..... I'm waiting for a delivery from the FedEx guy.

I'm guessing I'll have them in hand on Thursday.
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Re: MG42 tools

Postby cz2 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:26 am

jbaum,
Count me in for a set.I'll get a manual as well.
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Re: MG42 tools

Postby JBaum » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:15 pm

These gauges have been laser cut from stainless steel according to the dimension drawings on page 20 of the 1944 MG42 armorer's manual HDv 181/7.

The pressure plate gauge checks the curve of the finger which guides the cartridge from the belt and into the chamber. Hold it up against the pressure plate (knob goes forward). If it doesn't match, correct the pressure plate till it does.

The firing pin gauge has a Min. and Max. recess for checking the firing pin protrusion. Remove the bolt housing from the bolt head. Slide the bolt rollers to the outside, push the firing pin holder fully forward. Use the gauge to check how far the firing pin point sticks out.
The little hook should slide under the extractor. If it doesn't, then a cartridge probably won't either and there's a problem. The slot with the rounded bottom is for checking the contour of the firing pin point. I guess it's for when you need glasses and don't have them, so you can see if the point is deformed. :shock:

Pictures are below. 1/16" thick stainless steel, laser engraved as shown.

$30 for the set, delivered by first class mail to US addresses.

Tools are sold as a set. If you only want one, it's OK - but let me know which one you want for $30. :lol:

Foreign sales are fine, postage is at actual cost. Check or money order is good (address is below).
Paypal is OK, but add $1 to help cover cost ($31 total).

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Re: MG42 tools

Postby drooling idiot » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:22 pm

I forgot about these tools, let me post something so i remember to get a set before there gone.
Thanks john, for making these, they'll be useful to have and are unobtainable elsewhere'
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Re: MG42 tools

Postby noonxnoon » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:05 pm

JBaum...does the kit include the ruler???

Count me in.

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Re: MG42 tools

Postby Blanksguy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:18 pm

JBaum,
I would like to pick up a set of these also.

Are they marked/engraved as your photo shows (?)....and what would be the best way to contact you w/payment (?).....wait until they are ready to ship and have you contact us (?) or to go through your web-page where you sell your manuals (?).

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Re: MG42 tools

Postby JBaum » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:20 pm

Contact/pay however you like.... my address is in the message, my email is at the bottom of these messages. If you want one, send a PM or an email and say so. Cash, check, money order, or Paypal (add $1) - your choice.

The FedEx guy delivered the box today. These gauges are sitting here waiting for a new home. The gauges you will receive are as in the picture. The lettering you see is laser etched on the steel. I have over $1,000 in this little project (yes really). They're not junk, these are a high quality product = not real cheap, but they'll last a lifetime.

When the supply gets down to the last 10 or so, I'll post a message saying so.

Batteries not included, not responsible for misprints, and by calling the station, you agree to have your voice played on the air.
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Re: MG42 tools

Postby 12thWaffenSS » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:43 am

jbaum wrote:Batteries not included, not responsible for misprints, and by calling the station, you agree to have your voice played on the air.


Also, past results are not indicitive of future performance, Some cars not for use with some sets, Your mileage may vary, some assembly required, use only with parental supervision.

Anything else? :)

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Re: MG42 tools

Postby noonxnoon » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:54 pm

yes...one more warning:

"see your doctor if your bolt doesn't recess within 4 hours"


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