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by Abominog
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Fat ring FH can be Wartime
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Fat ring FH can be Wartime

Thin ring is WaA4. Fat ring WaA the middle digit isn't well stamped, but consensus is WaA239 IMG_2001.JPG IMG_2002.JPG So now that the old "fat rings are all post war" is finally shot down, the question is if there was a transition to fat ring by all manufacturers near the end of the war. The Gustlo...
by Abominog
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Fat ring FH can be Wartime
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Fat ring FH can be Wartime

Well, I've confirmed my suspicions: I finally got my hands on a "fat ring" muzzle device with a WaA. Conventional wisdom has long held that thin ring are wartime, and fat ring are ONLY postwar, either MG3 or Yugo. The latter is not correct. Note though that some late war muzzle devices were not stam...
by Abominog
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: CRA Shroud Date Stamp
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: CRA Shroud Date Stamp

What you’re seeing in OP is a shroud that was scrubbed to make a clean surface and renumbered post war. Sometimes the manufacturer code gets lost as well. The WaA, being shallow, are the first to go. Maget had their own font so there’s no stamps to repop it. A master engraver could probably come clo...
by Abominog
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wartime German MG42 Cam Section for sale. WTS or WTT
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Wartime German MG42 Cam Section for sale. WTS or WTT

I have a Mg34 shroud with fake WaA that makes this one look professional.

In the case of this cam, what really matters is condition of the camming surfaces, all else is cosmetic.
by Abominog
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Charging Handle pulls out
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Charging Handle pulls out

Great example of how one learns how guns work. I can think of no greater curse, and blessing, than a Mg42 that functions perfectly when first procured.
by Abominog
Sat May 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Display at the local gun store
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Re: Display at the local gun store

The mg3 front end and BRP grip cut semi production time by 80%. Thus very popular shortcuts. While not an Mg42, that’s close enough for the public. Which makes me laugh- somebody this past week bought on GB a Mg42 kit for over $4600 from a known scammer. The front and rear are mismatched and it was ...
by Abominog
Sat May 30, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Wiselite bolt smooth as butter, BRP bolt stuck
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: Wiselite bolt smooth as butter, BRP bolt stuck

I’ve gun/ bolt combinations that won’t fit. BRP or otherwise. One bolt works great in any gun, except one it won’t fit in. Ditto with a BRP bolt- but it’s a different gun. This is 10x worse with Mg34. I have one factory bolt that won’t go into anything. Each gun/ bolt combo is dedicated. Often the p...
by Abominog
Mon May 25, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Display at the local gun store
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Re: Display at the local gun store

I couldn’t stand watching movies with US tanks and iron crosses, or worse trainer aircraft with meatballs. That said I have a CRA43 on a Yugo Lafette, so cant complain too loudly.
by Abominog
Sat May 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Display at the local gun store
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Re: Display at the local gun store

Also, no front sight base for AA, so I’m guessing the gun is M53. So in all, it’s a bit misleading.
by Abominog
Thu May 14, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Need muzzle section of barrel shroud...
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: Need muzzle section of barrel shroud...

Good thing I grabbed two of those mg3 fronts. I’ve bought them before and mr nice guy sells them then doh when I want one I don’t have one. I said I’d never sell one again. For you I may make an exception, leaving me with one. Which means of course I will absolutely need two in the future. Also have...
by Abominog
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Mg-74 feed tray
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: Mg-74 feed tray

I did a search of "MG74 feed tray" and found this: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1060/7254/products/feed_tray_options_grande.jpg?v=1457542480 And I have this one, not sure exactly what it's for, but it's 308: https://i1.lensdump.com/i/jV9b7Z.md.jpg https://i1.lensdump.com/i/jV9wFP.md.jpg
by Abominog
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: British
Topic: Mystery Vickers part
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: Mystery Vickers part

AH! That is part #21. It goes on the outside top of the left side plate, right below/front of the front cover latch lever. I found it in Skennerton's little book on the Vickers. When checking to see where it goes (not obvious in Skennerton) I discovered, much to my horror, that one of mine was missi...
by Abominog
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: British
Topic: Mystery Vickers part
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: Mystery Vickers part

I looked at my Vickers, and I looked through the exploded parts diagrams, and I couldn't find it.

That slot at the top, along with the hole it leads to, makes me think the end of a wire spring goes in there.


I'd guess it's part of a sprung top cover latch, like a Browning 1919 C5 or something.
by Abominog
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: British
Topic: Mystery Vickers part
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: Mystery Vickers part

I don't recognize it. If you don't know what it is, how do you know you need it?
by Abominog
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Mg42 adjustable front sight
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: Mg42 adjustable front sight

Bingo. Look at Myrvang UMG book page 130 figure 143. A preproduction 1943 BNZ with the adjustable front sight
by Abominog
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: 1st model MG42 Bipod?
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: 1st model MG42 Bipod?

Upon further research, all the MG42 kits I looked at just now have the hole for the mounting stud. That includes 1945 kits and Steyr BNZ GZ. That's not comprehensive, of course. Note that M53 kits do not have this hole. Perhaps the hole was retained in production to accommodate the Waffenmeister mod...
by Abominog
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: 1st model MG42 Bipod?
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: 1st model MG42 Bipod?

Doing more research. First model has just a lug on the head and a spring in the receiver. The receiver has a stud, and the legs are mg34 style Second model has the head we know and mg34 legs. Receiver has the stud. Third model is a modified earlier version with the leg spring removed and tabs added....
by Abominog
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: 1st model MG42 Bipod?
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: 1st model MG42 Bipod?

Somewhat off topic, I forgot about that bipod update in the manual. I have all the Baum mg42 books, and frankly can’t remember everything in them, nor where to find it. Sure would be nice to have a reference list!
by Abominog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: 1st model MG42 Bipod?
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: 1st model MG42 Bipod?

I have two mg42 bipods like the third shown. Whether they were converted from mg34 or were early mg42 with tabs added I can’t say. Neither has the internal spring mechanisms, though it would be easy enough to repopulate from a mg34 donor.
by Abominog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Auction Sites, Good Deals, etc.
Topic: 1st model MG42 Bipod?
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: 1st model MG42 Bipod?

How do we know it’s not an mg34 bipod with a mg42 head swapped in?