Lafette 34/42 to restore

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Lafette 34/42 to restore

Postby Zamex » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:27 pm

Hi, just got my very first lafette. It is a ground dug ex 34 lafette modified for 42. Most of it is pitted, parts that are blued are not pitted. MG fits OK.

general view:
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Marking details I have found until now:
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1940 and a triangle, who ist the producer?
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search-fire unit 1939
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This needs heavy puttying, what for is this part?
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Other details:
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Is there any place where do I buy spare parts for lafette except for mg34.us? I would really need to replace for example this part:
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Everything is movable and seems to work. Fire level works but the front part which should pull the trigger does not move with it. How is it connected? Please help me with this, too.
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Re: Lafette 34/42 to restore

Postby Zamex » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:47 am

I have started with disassembly, more markings found:
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Big VK in circle
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After disassembly, I have found that there is no lingake between the firing mechanism and trigger. I have found this "firing pin" in one disassembly picture in older topics at this board. It looks similar to mauser bolt firing pin but seems to be 8mm longer.
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Where do I get spare one? :) I would need the lafette to be in working condition in two weeks on a reenactment event.
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Re: Lafette 34/42 to restore

Postby railsplitter » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:43 am

Allegheny Arsenal has a boat load of Lafette parts :bnija:

http://www.mg34.com/mg34_sales.html
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Re: Lafette 34/42 to restore

Postby Zamex » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:58 am

Sure they do. But not those I need. I even emailed them in case but no reply has come in two days. [diz]
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Re: Lafette 34/42 to restore

Postby Zamex » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:05 am

OK some update: I have stripped off the ugly color, smoothed it a little bit with putty and sprayed yellow.. unfortunately then I realised I took the wrong spray - Sandgelb instead of Dunkelgelb.
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Re: Lafette 34/42 to restore

Postby 42rocker » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:57 pm

Great start and Thanks for sharing the photos.

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Re: Lafette 34/42 to restore

Postby vipertom » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:00 pm

I have a Lafette 42 that I have been thinking of selling. It is all German, and complete except for the accessories (slings, optics). Don't know how to post pictures, so if you email me at tompeetz@comcast.net, I'll send them off.
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Re: Lafette 34/42 to restore

Postby gunnut » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:36 am

that tripod looks like it was dug up from some battlefield. where did you get it? what did you pay for it?
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