No, for a while there was tons of 8mm and cheap. That did not help me, that one is converted to 7.62 Nato. It is a WWII MG42, with waffenfabric (SP?) cartouches.Sweet Mary mother of God, an MG-42 Schweres!!! I'd love to hear one of those fire live.
How hard is it to get the 7.92mm ammunition for it Hollis?
I do love the MG42,would love to fire one sometime.No, for a while there was tons of 8mm and cheap. That did not help me, that one is converted to 7.62 Nato. It is a WWII MG42, with waffenfabric (SP?) cartouches.
Both are also converted to semi-auto. The 1919 was the easiest to build, just ate up a lot of carbide cutters to machine it. The MG42, had to be converted to closed bolt. The fire control is from a AR 15.
The building is the easy part, it is the close bolt conversion and fire group that is hard. Took me, with lot of down time, about 3 years to finish the MG42.I do love the MG42,would love to fire one sometime.
I have an MG34 that I'm thinking about rebuilding, have to do it soon before they are banned
The building is the easy part, it is the close bolt conversion and fire group that is hard. Took me, with lot of down time, about 3 years to finish the MG42.
The 1919 was the easiest and the kits are still available. IN 2005, the Feds past a barrel ban. The 1919 does not fall under that ban.
Where I screwed, when I bought the MG42 kit, 8mm was difficult to get. So I made bought the .308 kit. Also I missed the $100 yugo MG42 kits, I was going to get one, so I could shoot both 8mm and .308 in the German MG42.
It is amazing, how much kits have gone up. I was able to build a AK for about $120 5 years ago.
This is my daughter 5 years ago, when she was 9, with a AK I built for her. I also built one for my son.
Problem is that the cases are rimed, The case is pushed forward. Also 8mm and .308 has bascially the same head to case. So no bolt head modification is necessary. The feed tray needs to be modified.... and without saying the barrel chambered properly.Ammo is a concern, i'd rather have them chambered in 7.62x54R as it's cheap and plentiful.
I built a dummy bren. There is/was a company in Georgia, that made semi-auto ones. I could not figure how to make a close bolt on that one.Yeah, I really wanted to get my Bren gun built but they are just too expensive to buy at the moment and I can't find anyone to weld my receiver.
Apparently to convert them to the 54R ammo all that is needed is a different barrel and bolt face.