how to use a MG42 broken shell extractor ?

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how to use a MG42 broken shell extractor ?

Post by Marloutre » Wed May 06, 2020 8:05 am

Hi
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I kow how that works on a MG34 barrel, but for MG42???
does anyone know how we use this on a MG42 barrel?
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Re: how to use a MG42 broken shell extractor ?

Post by JBaum » Wed May 06, 2020 12:03 pm

The two extractors function the same on their particular barrels.

For those who don't know:

What you have in the picture is the shell extractor for an MG42. The MG34 extractor doesn't have the rings on the posts that stick out, and the spacing of the posts is different between the two.

If the case to be removed still has the base/head (with the extractor groove) attached, you put the flat (recessed) end of the tool over the shell base, then bend the tool in the middle which presses the two halves of the recessed end together, which grabs the shell base, then you can pull it out.

If the case has the head torn off, you put the pointy end inside the chamber, therefore inside of the ruptured case (it will fit inside the tubular part of the shell. Then you bend the tool in the middle which expands the two halves of the pointy end, which grabs the shell from the inside so that you can pull it out of the chamber.

You have to have the correct tool for the particular barrel with the stuck case, the 34 tool won't always work on a 42 barrel, etc., but operation of either one is the same.

See the picture below. The MG34 case extractor is on the left. Notice that the pins don't have grooves, and that the pins are located in different positions than on the extractor on the right, which is for the MG42. They are not cross-compatible.
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Re: how to use a MG42 broken shell extractor ?

Post by Marloutre » Wed May 06, 2020 1:22 pm

may you please post a movie : how to use on a MG42 barrel?

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