Looking for demilitarized MG42

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Post by JBaum » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:40 pm

almost 6 months of no shooting. I'd be having withdrawal and need a fix long before that long.
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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Post by johnb593 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:50 pm

I have to be one of the world's worst procrastinators. BUT I will get there......

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Post by johnb593 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:36 pm

I hate to say it but it's been quite some time since I've been on this site. In that time I have acquired all the necessary parts for a semi-auto MG42. Thanks to a couple of knowledgeable friends it's all assembled and ready for a test shoot. I had taken it to a range a while back but was unable to get it to fire. It wouldn't pick up the round and chamber it. I THINK I have it sorted out now but we will see.
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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Post by JBaum » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:55 pm

Two things can make it not chamber a round. Having the bolt in upside down is one. The bolt head will fit on the bolt housing with it upside down (stripper nose on the bottom, ejector on the top).

The other one is the pressure plate being bent, often caused by closing the cover on a belt without having the bolt to the rear (applies to semi-auto only). The pressure plate is the steel finger in the cover that guides the cartridge from the belt into the chamber.
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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Post by johnb593 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:22 pm

Thank you, I appreciate that and will re-check everything to be sure all is right.

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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Post by johnb593 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:37 pm

I would like to rename this thread to "My SA MG42 journey" but haven't been able to figure out how. A little help please. THANK YOU.

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Post by JBaum » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:56 pm

You can't rename a thread, you CAN start a new one.
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Re: Looking for demilitarized MG42

Post by johnb593 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:19 pm

Thank you. I'll start a new one and name it "My SA MG 42 journey".

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