WTB MG42/M53/MG3 top cover in .308

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WTB MG42/M53/MG3 top cover in .308

Post by JasonFine » Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:16 am

Looking for a top cover in .308. What's you got so I can convert my Wiselite M53?

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Re: WTB MG42/M53/MG3 top cover in .308

Post by Chris53913 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:24 pm

308 top covers seem to be slim pickins lately. I'm not sure if RTG will bring more in any time soon. I bought two of them from him last year and when I went to look again, they were out. You can try to put one together from misc Mg1/Mg3 parts from Numrich Gun Parts, I ended up doing that for a third cover. You can also just make a filler for your existing 8mm fed tray. That is what I had to do for my other gun. Your gun should feed 308 with a 8mm top cover and a converted feedtray. Obviously, you need a properly head-spaced barrel too. Go to GunBroker and look at the mg42 308 converted feedtray that is for sale. It will show you what has to be done.
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