+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 17 of 17

Thread: MG42 (some assembly required)

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    Member dlbard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Last On
    12-11-2018 @ 03:49 AM
    Location
    Iowa USA
    Posts
    16
    Local Date
    12-18-2018
    Local Time
    02:52 PM
    Real Name
    Daryl
    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick303 View Post
    Barrels are the problem.

    None area around these days to be had at a reasonable price.
    The barrels, I forget sometimes not everyone has a lathe which makes this problem a non-issue for me. My timing was good when I got into the MG42 thing. I've got 4- 7.92x57 "8mm Mauser" barrels for the M53 and 1- MG3 barrel. I can also make my own.
    What you can do is have one made from 1919A4 barrel as they are plentiful and cheap $69.99. Buy a barrel extension with stub from RTG $15.95 and bore it out. Then have the threaded stub pressed on and welded to a turned down barrel to make a good barrel in 7.62 Nato.
    I haven't looked at it yet, but I think you can turn a MG34 barrel into a MG42 barrel as well. Israeli MG34 barrels are common and cheap too. That would take care of the 8mm barrel needs.
    Last edited by dlbard; 11-26-2018 at 02:32 AM.

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    No Drill-Tap scope mounts for Mosin Nagant, Mauser K98K, Yugo M48, Swedish M96 and M38, Swiss K31, K11, 1911 and more! Bringing mil-surplus rifles to modern standard without damaging historical values! We specialise in military utensils and artefacts such as helmets, daggers, medals and badges, etc.  The on-line store is intended for personal browsing and searching of collecting objects. All items are provided historical value only and can be used for home collection or other purposes except of fascism, Nazism or other extremism manifestation or its propaganda. LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles We pride ourselves on being the new lowest price listing service, and the simplest to use. If you need to buy or sell collectible firearms or any firearm in your legal possession, then this is the place for you. If youíre a big collector clearing house, or other seller that could benefit from a Premium seller account, then we can also support you here at Armory.Auctions LLC. Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  3. #12
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 11:59 AM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    20,869
    Local Date
    12-18-2018
    Local Time
    10:52 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by dlbard View Post
    I forget sometimes not everyone has a lathe
    I have one too, it sure makes things easier.
    Regards, Jim

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #13
    Really Senior Member AFJon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last On
    12-16-2018 @ 10:53 AM
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    222
    Local Date
    12-18-2018
    Local Time
    11:52 AM
    Real Name
    Jon
    Since you are in Georgia maybe these guys can help you.

    MG42 Parts and Kits
    Former Prairie Submarine Commander
    "To Err is Human, To Forgive is Divine. Neither of Which is SAC Policy."

  6. #14
    Senior Member AmEngRifles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last On
    12-16-2018 @ 10:21 PM
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    58
    Posts
    141
    Local Date
    12-18-2018
    Local Time
    01:52 PM
    Add AmEngRifles on Facebook
    You will have decide your level of commitment and budget you want to get into. Easiest response is to clean up the parts and sell individual on appropriate sights. Next stage in commitment and cost is the dummy build. I do not know how many demilled barrels exist, but they should be a fraction of the cost of a live barrel. Plus, how hard is it to locate the host dummy receiver? Does anybody even make them any more?
    Final option is to build it into a live semi auto. That is going to end up costing you thousands. Not to discourage, but if you donít have the build skills, you are paying for those skills. I have heard Wiselite guns (M53) have issues as this is, in my understanding, a fairly difficult build, to get a smooth running firearm minus issues.

    All the best in your process!

    You could just preserve and hold for a while until the path becomes more clear.
    Last edited by AmEngRifles; 11-28-2018 at 09:33 AM.

  7. #15
    Member 42rocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Last On
    Today @ 10:05 AM
    Location
    Tampa Bay area, Fla, USA
    Posts
    55
    Local Date
    12-18-2018
    Local Time
    03:52 PM
    Well the last time I had a semi auto MG42 in my hands was last night as I was putting it into the safe after using it at my Builders and belt fed shot that was on Sunday, Nov 25th 2018. We had two on the range and I know that several of the folks there did not bring theirs.
    The end of the buffer spring is Germanicon and there might be a few more German parts. That said building a MG42 / m53semi is not easy. Try - MG42.US for several good builds and other info.
    Brian at BRP (listing in post above) is a good person for help. Also up to what you paid and want to add to the total cost you might want to think about buying a complete (cut up of course) receiver and using your current parts as spare or build with parts. 2 sources have complete receivers for sale. Barrels, well $200 and up these days, or build your own or get the barrel from green mountain and add a used extension.
    The barrel holder is the good piece in the deal.

    Later 42rocker

  8. #16
    Contributing Member
    bigduke6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 01:32 PM
    Location
    North West England,UK
    Posts
    2,961
    Local Date
    12-18-2018
    Local Time
    06:52 PM
    I'd go for the rebuild......... mainly due to the fact you can.

  9. #17
    Really Senior Member tankhunter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 03:36 AM
    Posts
    1,038
    Local Date
    12-18-2018
    Local Time
    01:52 PM
    Well, You have a lot there with quite easy potential!
    LOTS of Oil soaking a small ball of fine grade wire wool. (DONT use wirewool WITHOUT Oil!!!)
    And rub the parts all over individually. You will be surprised how this brings the bluing up & transform the finish!

    Use an old toothbrush to work oil into crevices on the working parts to kill any rust as well.



    You will be amazed how much nice it looks, & this may well spur you on to do a Semi Build perhaps?
    Even a Dummy Display would look good as an option.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. Armourers Help Required
    By Aussie48 in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-26-2017, 03:32 AM
  2. No tax stamp required........
    By Stevo in forum The Watering Hole OT (Off Topic) Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-14-2011, 11:59 PM
  3. Help required
    By jb303 in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-07-2009, 06:49 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts