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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby Chomley-Warner » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:26 pm

Guy has hideously deformed and knarled feet so went there for specially constructed footwear so, yes, he has comfy shoes now... :wink:
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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby Sgt.Heide » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:02 pm

Erm, well, trying to get BACK on topic! :rofl:

Both '42s's are now built and firing. I may do a bit of cosmetic work but that's it. Shakedown day next week, weather permitting.
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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby Steiner » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:22 pm

Flamin' awesome! :dance:
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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby OScha » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:18 pm

Respect, impressive work :good:
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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby Sgt.Heide » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:22 am

Thanks chaps. I hope they have the range to match the rate of fire (not bothered about accuracy, as they are more for suppression). I'm expecting a bit of "suck back" because of the barrel length but, if that happens, I'll fit a bore up cylinder kit.
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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby imp1864 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:25 am

They are works of art. I'll swap a nut for one. :good: very very :good:
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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby Boshman » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:48 pm

Great job, glad I wont be on the receiving end of those bad boys! :lol:

Those are the first decent pics I've seen of the ZIB replicas, overall they look very good with only a few tiny details not quite right. :good:
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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby Forester » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:09 pm

:good: Excellant......

Just one point....you haven't done your area cleaning parade....Cigarette packet :waggle:

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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby adrianlap » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:49 pm

outstanding......sure your not going to make any more :D if you are, give us a shout :good:
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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby Sgt.Heide » Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:58 pm

adrianlap wrote:outstanding......sure your not going to make any more :D if you are, give us a shout :good:


If you supply all of the parts, I could be persuaded. 8)

Zbear, the barrel change flaps are actually closed. These are not 100% accurate replicas, with a few minor bits of "artistic licence" on them, such as the cocking handles and sight units. Still, BOTH guns, with all of their parts, have cost less than a single shoei or ultima.
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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby Sgt.Heide » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:51 pm

Well, I did a quick test a few days ago, which highlighted a few gremlins that needed ironing out. So, I took the guns back home again and tweaked them. Today, I took them for a final shakedown, with fingers crossed for no problems. I'm happy to say that both guns performed really well. The rate of fire and range are good and the drum mags feed fine as well. I've got to shorten the feed tubes before Husky but that's it. That way, the top covers will close properly and, as an added bonus, they should feed faster and the drum mag batteries should last longer as well due to having to not work so hard.

They've turned out better than I dared to hope for to be honest. Can't wait to let rip on the Ami's and Tommies with them.
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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby Kermit » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:52 pm

Nice work there Pete!

Regarding your earlier comment about "suck back", just fit a ventilated piston head. Bore-up kits give a *minuscule* increase in cylinder volume - simply not worth the expense for the tiny increase in capacity. I run a 650mm 6.04 in my '42, using a Prometheus ventilated piston head, and have had no problems.

Shit, 3 MG42's at Husky. Oh, the Allies are going to have their work cut out :twisted:
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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby Sgt.Heide » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:57 pm

Kermit wrote:Nice work there Pete!

Regarding your earlier comment about "suck back", just fit a ventilated piston head. Bore-up kits give a *minuscule* increase in cylinder volume - simply not worth the expense for the tiny increase in capacity. I run a 650mm 6.04 in my '42, using a Prometheus ventilated piston head, and have had no problems.

Shit, 3 MG42's at Husky. Oh, the Allies are going to have their work cut out :twisted:


Thanks for the advice mate. I'll order a ventilated piston head sometime after Husky.

Can't wait to set up all of the 42's together and watch the fun! I just hope the allies don't start crying too soon for it to be funny. :rofl: (especially if it rains as well! :twisted: )
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Re: Custom MG42 - The need for MG's

Postby Joseph Porta » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:10 pm

this is gonna be such a good game,

after all there only AEG`s

but still, after 66 years the`42 still has a psycologial effect, just seeing them worries people
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