Semiauto open bolt MG?

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Semiauto open bolt MG?

Post by AlphaKilo » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:00 am

Hello from Czechia.
Guys, I would like to know - have there been any successful semiauto conversions, shooting from an open bolt? Here in Europe (well, not all of it..) open bolt is ok, so I assume - perhaps - there might be an option keeping an MG as it is (bolt carrier, receiver), and just alternating trigger group?

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Re: Semiauto open bolt MG?

Post by JBaum » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:41 pm

It is not legal in the US to have an open bolt semi-auto gun (except for some that were made years ago), but if your laws allow it, the MG42 would be a pretty simple trigger group to convert to single shot from an open bolt. The problem I see is that it would be too easy to convert to full auto, unless the receiver was also modified in some way to only accept the semi auto trigger assembly.
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Re: Semiauto open bolt MG?

Post by AlphaKilo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:55 am

Thanks a lot John for your reply. Well, many firearms can be converted (or even manufactured from scratch) to fullauto easily, it is just illegal. But, at first look - MG trigger group contains no disconnector, so semi trigger would have to be something like MG74's one, which is pretty complicated. Or any better ideas? Check PM pls

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Re: Semiauto open bolt MG?

Post by joe6167 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:37 pm

See here for details on the trigger on my gun. Quite a few of these were imported into Poland in the last 2 years.

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14061

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