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    Default MG42 kit builds

    Curse you, Rhino! Thanks to your post, I see there are 80% MG42 receivers for $450:

    http://www.philaord.com/products/mg42.html

    Add to this a parts kit w/o the receiver - $500:

    http://www.mg34.com/Mg_42.html

    more expensive here:
    http://www.brpguns.com/mg42.htm


    Add a bit 'o' garage work and ya got yerself an MG42 clone! Hrm now that looks nice - never been a big fan of 1919 builds simply because the A6 setup never did anything for me. Now, an MG42 build, well, that's a different story.

    Considering the belt feed selections out there, this would be a good investment IMO. You currently have 1919, MG-xx, HK21, Shrike (LOL), and PKMs inbound. Geez - I may get my CC in trouble this summer!

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    mg42 bumpfire = FAST as ak if i recall..

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    Unfortunately it ain't that simple. I have been researching this and I don't think those receivers will work for a live gun. The 42 receiver if I am not mistaken is ALL sheet metal. the front halves in the kits are torch cut and need extensive welding to rebuild. In addition work needs to be done to the bolt and grip stick. It is doable but you need a lot of tools and have to be a good tig welder and be able to machine the bolt. It is a worth while project as a complete sa gun will set you back about $4,600.00
    If you are interested the company that makes the sa one sells the sheetmetal rear halves for about $100.00

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    The Semi MG-42 mega-thread at Weaponeer.
    http://www.weaponeer.net/forum/forum...461&PN=1&TPN=1

    A lot of reading and a bunch of pics, so go get yourself a cold one.

    Weaponeer might have a 42 GB in the future should there be enough interest.

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    The mg34 link provides a 95-98% on a wwII? Sounds too good to be true.
    Caliber isn't stated but implied to be 8mm.

    If complete and as adv., this is better than the Weaponeer.

    I'm clueless as to work involved on the receiver.

    But this would be my preference in a belt fed. The best and cheap ammo.
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    best bet is the MG15 receiver same place the krink kits are at. that one URL to the GB

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    The 80% receiver from Phil Ord. is the back half of the receiver, it is only semi cut in the bolt channel area. It was meant to be welded to the front half of the "barrel shroud" when the kits were demilled with only the back half cut away. Note pic
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    That looks like a bit 'o' work there. The weaponeer forum is like an entire gunco.net site contained in one big thread... a tough read!

    I guess the $2500 have the allure that they are already welded together. An alignment jig may be difficult.

    Hrm.

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    I don't follow the 80% being milled where the original is stamped?
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    The US made semi auto receivers are CNC milled from a solid steel billet. They are broached with a 70 step broach. This is not a do it your self project.
    Buy your US made AK-47 compliance parts here.
    Best price on US made AK parts! also $5 flat rate shipping .
    http://www.rcmgunparts.com/

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