question 1. Need help with FA MG42 - ejection issues

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Re: question 1. Need help with FA MG42 - ejection issues

Postby Gulfstream4 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:00 pm

Take a close look at your film. You can see the ejection port cover flopping around and the brass hitting said.

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Re: question 1. Need help with FA MG42 - ejection issues

Postby bbigbore » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:08 pm

I just put a new sping on, door is TIGHT against the receiver when open now. I knew it had to be something simple. But geez, that it could be something that simple...

I just played the original high res video in slo mo, and that door is obviously closing.....

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Re: question 1. Need help with FA MG42 - ejection issues

Postby JBaum » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:11 am

Ding Ding Ding. We have a winner! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
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Re: question 1. Need help with FA MG42 - ejection issues

Postby fritsch » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:12 pm

Oh man I love this thread! Occam's razor prevails once again! The other day I tested one of my newly built M53s and it didn't function worth a darn. All I had to do was clean out cosmoline that was freezing up in the cold weather zapping energy from the bolt.

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Re: question 1. Need help with FA MG42 - ejection issues

Postby JBaum » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:53 pm

bbigbore wrote:I just put a new sping on, door is TIGHT against the receiver when open now. I knew it had to be something simple. But geez, that it could be something that simple...

I just played the original high res video in slo mo, and that door is obviously closing.....


Well, come on, did it work OK? Huh? Huh?
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Re: question 1. Need help with FA MG42 - ejection issues

Postby bbigbore » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:25 pm

I gave it back to the owner, he'll try it again on Sunday.

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Re: question 1. Need help with FA MG42 - ejection issues

Postby bbigbore » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:39 pm

That was it. That stupid little spring was the problem. Replaced a tiny, little, cheap spring, and the gun roars like a lion now.

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Re: question 1. Need help with FA MG42 - ejection issues

Postby JBaum » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:40 pm

Well, let that be a lesson to us. If something, anything, is broken or not working, it needs fixed before we start an in depth analysis.
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Re: question 1. Need help with FA MG42 - ejection issues

Postby SturmHead » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:16 pm

But we learn so much from these diagnosis. :wnana:


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