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by JBaum
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wartime German MG42 Cam Section for sale. WTS or WTT
Replies: 4
Views: 155

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

Gotta be about the worst attempt at a Waffenamt I've ever seen - (no offense).
by JBaum
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Worn ejector bar
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Worn ejector bar

A cartridge will stay hooked on the ejector if the bolt isn't pulled fully to the rear, so that the bolt housing ejector button hits on the buffer. An ejector bar would really have to be badly worn or bent to cause the cartridge not to eject when the button hits the buffer. Try it again and be sure ...
by JBaum
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Barrel Dimensions
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: Barrel Dimensions

No offense taken. I share what I know, and what's in the manuals. I had a guy from Norway (I think) who was going to buy a manual for a small bit if information in it. Postage alone was going to be $14.25. I just told him what he wanted to know. I need to make a living, but I don't need to not help ...
by JBaum
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Barrel Dimensions
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: Barrel Dimensions

I've never seen original drawings for most of the German guns. The MG42 was still made after WWII, progressing into the MG1 and MG3, which is still being made today. As such, it seems that the Russians never got hold of those drawings, and since the Germans still license the manufacture of the gun, ...
by JBaum
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Barrel Dimensions
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: Barrel Dimensions

You MIGHT be able to buy a dimension drawing from someone who paid to get it made, but it's not likely. Once something like that goes out into the world, it seems to appear on every gun board in short order. Which means that the person/company that put out the money to start with, doesn't recover an...
by JBaum
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Knob Creek Cancellation
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: Knob Creek Cancellation

The fall 2020 Knob Creek is canceled now too.

Don't forget to cancel your room reservations 42Rocker
by JBaum
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Fall Knob Creek canceled
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Fall Knob Creek canceled

Just received word that the fall Knob Creek has been canceled.
by JBaum
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Vickers book
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Vickers book

I received the below email from Dan Shea, who is a top dealer and publisher for the MG community. Remember Small Arms Review? That's Dan. I can vouch for his business and have complete confidence that he's a straight up guy. Dolf Goldsmith, of course, is a treasure trove of information on the Browni...
by JBaum
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: New book!
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: New book!

Good job, Glenn.
by JBaum
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: MG34/42 Tool Kit
Replies: 0
Views: 594

MG34/42 Tool Kit

Here is a very complete tool kit that a guy in Holland has for sale. Thought I'd pass it along. You're on your own for making a deal. His name and email: Carel Schilp scansite@planet.nl He translates and writes military articles. I've sold him some manuals in the past. I've suggested to him that he ...
by JBaum
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone here tried the 7.62x39 conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Has anyone here tried the 7.62x39 conversion?

I bet you know someone with a cell phone. Most have a stopwatch function built into the alarm. Have someone measure the time for 50 or 100 rounds and do the math. Then we'll all know how fast it is :)
by JBaum
Sat May 30, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Display at the local gun store
Replies: 10
Views: 1172

Re: Display at the local gun store

My MG42 is full auto and original. What pictures do you want?
by JBaum
Fri May 29, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Wiselite bolt smooth as butter, BRP bolt stuck
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Re: Wiselite bolt smooth as butter, BRP bolt stuck

What is it you need help with? Measure the two bolts and see what dimensions don't match, or measure the rails and see where they're tight. Fit the bolt to the gun or fit the gun to the bolt.
by JBaum
Thu May 21, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: MG42 Photos and Video
Topic: Display at the local gun store
Replies: 10
Views: 1172

Re: Display at the local gun store

That's a modern MG3 tripod (Lafette) and scope with box.
The box attached to the scope is a battery box for reticle illumination. It came with a lot of the MG3 tripods and scopes. It holds D cell batteries.
by JBaum
Sat May 16, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The old pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: The old pictures

When my wife was a flight attendant, I got to fly for free so going to the Phoenix SAR show was easy. Once I had to start paying to fly, the manuals I sold didn't cover the tickets, let alone the other expenses, so I gave it up. The real kick was having the D-Day reenactment in Conneaut, OH cancel f...
by JBaum
Tue May 12, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: D-Day event at Conneaut, OH in August cancelled
Replies: 0
Views: 619

D-Day event at Conneaut, OH in August cancelled

Just got the email. The D-Day reenactment event in Conneaut, OH has been cancelled due to everyone's favorite China export (virus).

I still have hopes Rockford, IL will have their event.

Better luck to us next year.
by JBaum
Tue May 12, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The old pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: The old pictures

Repost them by replying. :)
by JBaum
Mon May 11, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Need muzzle section of barrel shroud...
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: Need muzzle section of barrel shroud...

Too bad you didn't want one sooner. RTG is out of stock.
by JBaum
Sat May 09, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The old pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: The old pictures

:cheer: I do what I can
by JBaum
Sat May 09, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Bolt locking in barrel extension
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: Bolt locking in barrel extension

Nope, hadn't noticed that. Wiselite didn't have a good reputation.
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