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by Chuck42
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New jigs
Replies: 20
Views: 2601

Re: New jigs

Put me down for one when they are available! I have a ww2 kit that I would like to wait to build on your jig. Also a MG3 that is smashed in the camming section... I think your jig would really help with that.
by Chuck42
Mon May 18, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Flash hider: German v. Yugo
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

Re: Flash hider: German v. Yugo

Right, and checking the narrowest part of the taper on 3 different WW2 cones gave me .935 .944 .950. So ww2 is roughly 1/16+ larger than yugo in the small of the cone. The part number is a good dead giveaway but not all yugo's have it on the cone most do, whether some just didn't come with it or the...
by Chuck42
Sat May 16, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Another great image!
Replies: 132
Views: 35329

Re: Another great image!

Upon further research I found this image. Government loyal German militia facing the camera with the MG08 facing Tiergarten. At first thought it would also be pointing directly toward the Victory Column but remembering history the column was actually located in front of the Reichstag until 1938 when...
by Chuck42
Thu May 14, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Flash hider: German v. Yugo
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

Re: Flash hider: German v. Yugo

Chuck42 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:14 pm
Some ww2 cones, one has pretty fat ribs with fine knurling probably late war. both marked pj also another one with the fat last ring late war. Also added a picture of a yugo cone with some of the differences I notice.
by Chuck42
Wed May 13, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Another great image!
Replies: 132
Views: 35329

Re: Another great image!

I have an interesting picture I took taken of a picture of an MG08 atop the famous Brandenburg gate during the German revolution 1918-1923. (also note the Reichstag in the background) I had never seen it before. The second photo is the same location in 1999 when the Reichstag was wrapped in plastic....
by Chuck42
Mon May 11, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The old pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 1572

Re: The old pictures

Big thanks! Was curious, if we do have some missing photo's from a post can we re-upload the photos to the post where they are missing? Or is it ok to repost them by replying to the post they are missing from?
by Chuck42
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG3 Grip Stick Assembly help
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

Re: MG3 Grip Stick Assembly help

Yes, its a trigger limit bar. When you pull the trigger the bar hits the top of the hole, when you let go it hits the bottom. The sear, (which shares the same spring as the trigger) will shove the trigger all the way forward in the trigger guard while failing to create the proper spring tension for ...
by Chuck42
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG3 Grip Stick Assembly help
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

Re: MG3 Grip Stick Assembly help

First install the big spring with pin, then slip the trigger into the pack, Install the small "trigger limit bar" in question bevel up and to the rear in the back of the trigger. Then slip the trigger forward and install its pin. This will dis-align the limit bar to keep it from falling out. Then in...
by Chuck42
Sun May 19, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Flash hider: German v. Yugo
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

Re: Flash hider: German v. Yugo

Some ww2 cones, one has pretty fat ribs with fine knurling probably late war. both marked pj also another one with the fat last ring late war. Also added a picture of a yugo cone with some of the differences I notice.
by Chuck42
Sat May 18, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Mg42 wood stock ww2 german
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Mg42 wood stock ww2 german

Here's one I found that I know is WW2 that has six wraps that may have been re wrapped or original. Has what I can make out as hvq 43 with whats left of waffenamp.
by Chuck42
Sun May 12, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: MG42 Build It Yourself
Topic: Please help me find a legit builder
Replies: 17
Views: 2515

Re: Please help me find a legit builder

We would be up for building one as long as its not completely screwed. We are a class 7 ffl 2 sot BlackbushArmory. We do a lot of ak and ar builds do saiga conversions and gunsmith work, but have built a semi auto mg that was badly demilled torched four times missing a 1/4" in some spots especially ...
by Chuck42
Mon May 06, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: What did I find???? MG42 Front Sight area
Replies: 12
Views: 5954

Re: What did I find???? MG42 Front Sight area

Patsy57 wrote:Does anyone still have the images in this Thread???


Yes, but only this thread all other threads are not loading images for some reason.
by Chuck42
Wed May 01, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: M53 Production numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 2646

Re: M53 Production numbers

Most of the early MG42s are in the ground around Stalingrad and the route back to Berlin. Same with mg34s. Anything before 1944 is less common. Iirc folke put the Sarac production at 170,000 or so. Export was very limited, probably only surreptitious events. I believe Rheinmatall numbers are compre...
by Chuck42
Wed May 01, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Mg42 wood stock ww2 german
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Mg42 wood stock ww2 german

I’m not sold on the number of wraps. I have German shaped stocks with more than six wraps. Ok maybe early yugo stocks were copies of the German shape. I doubt we will ever know. Agreed, I had a supposed yugo stock with six wraps that had the solid german button and also had been reserialized from a...
by Chuck42
Wed May 01, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Flash hider: German v. Yugo
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

Re: Flash hider: German v. Yugo

Generally yugos have a very course knurling. Late ww2 mg42 have fatter rings usually the last ring near the end of the barrel is the fattest on late ww2 stuff. Also visually the smaller part of the cone on a yugo looks smaller around than a german but the inside of the yugo booster is larger allowin...
by Chuck42
Wed May 01, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Mg42 wood stock ww2 german
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Mg42 wood stock ww2 german

I think they were made with miters on a jig to guide them for consistency. Almost like a computorless cnc. Then finished out by handsanding. The differences come from the different factories that made them for WW2 each factory had its own unique shape.
Thats my guess.
by Chuck42
Wed May 01, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: M53 Production numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 2646

Re: M53 Production numbers

I am curious where are we getting the 700,000 figure? According to the highest" known" serial numbers made by the four factories there were 467,665 MG42's built in WW2. I know these are just the known serial numbers and there were more built but where is the extra 200,000 coming from? WW2 production...
by Chuck42
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Question about mauser 1945 receivers. ar to the dd and front shrouds rea and bpr
Replies: 5
Views: 1743

Re: Question about mauser 1945 receivers. ar to the dd and front shrouds rea and bpr

1945 mauser df dd with short step sight no picture of the barrel gate :(
by Chuck42
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Question about mauser 1945 receivers. ar to the dd and front shrouds rea and bpr
Replies: 5
Views: 1743

Re: Question about mauser 1945 receivers. ar to the dd and front shrouds rea and bpr

Well I've done a lot of looking and from what I've found I think Only Gustloff and Steyr Used the barrel gate rivet. From what see Mauser and Maget kept the screw and never used the rivet. Mauser did use long and short step front sight receivers by both grossfuss and arz but used the barrel door scr...
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