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Thread: MG42 (actually Yugo M53) kit arrived!!!!

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    Default MG42 (actually Yugo M53) kit arrived!!!!

    Well, FedEx just dropped off my new toy. This thing is freakin' cool!

    All parts are present and accounted for. I was kind of concerned by the amount of tape and battered end of the box, but all the parts made it here together!

    The buttstock is wooden, and isn't too beat up. A solvent soaking and some minor sanding will get it looking almost new.

    The barrel is in perfect shape. I was worried after reading a few posts about some that folks on the MG42 board got some really ugly kits from I/O. This one is REALLY nice. It's stamped 7.62x51 on the barrel, so I know they sent the right one.

    The receiver looks like all the pieces are from the same original gun. All the cuts line up and there is a fairly uniform gap at each one. With some cleanup of the cuts, even I should be able to stitch this back together.

    The only part that suffered any damage was the recuperator. The plunger looks a little rough and the threaded stud is neutered. There's a little ridge that runs the length of the piece and it's a bit mashed at the plunger end. It can easily be straightened, so no worries about that one.

    Since I know the "worthless without pics" smilies will be posted by someone, I'm linking a pic to this post. Rather than post a pic of my kit, here's the one from I/O. The only difference is that this pic shows a bakelite buttstock. I can't see taking up more space in my gallery with a pic of the exact same parts.








    All I can say to those of you who are on the fence about getting one of these kits, is this:






    GET OFF YOUR ASS AND GET ONE WHILE YOU STILL CAN!



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    Awsome kit ya got Rhino! looks like you'll have you're hands full . So get off your ash and start build'n!!!

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    How much did you pay? I recently had a horrible experience with Century where they shorted me on a barrel. Won't ever deal with them again. I hope to get in on one of AA's new shipment of MG42 kits for $550. Did it come with ALL of the recevier sections?

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    man , that thing looks great. Are you going to use Pirate's Fal conversion for the grip stick ?
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    The I/O kit was $399.95 for .308. The Yugo 8mm kit is $499.95. The German MG42 kit is $599.95

    http://www.interordnance.com/Merchan..._Code=MG420003

    I went with .308 because I like the round. I can always buy an 8mm barrel, topcover and feed tray later.


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    M53 (pedestrojka) sucks ass. I had one in Bosnia. I can tell that all Yugo M53 jam when or rapid fire. Soldiers hated them. They are too heavy, they shoot slower than ak and they jam the belt all the time.

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    Good looking kit!! good luck with your build. it will be the baddest gun at the range!!
    glad to see some of you starting to think outside of the ak box!!!

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    Prepare

    Gird thy loins

    For thou art to do battle!!
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    You know, something that occurred to me after I built mine , their are manuals for these thing's . handy little thing's , books
    Will Hayden, RedJacket Firearms
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Jacket Firearms
    You know, something that occurred to me after I built mine , their are manuals for these thing's . handy little thing's , books
    Will -- thought that was like cheating?

    Ryan -- check your rails for straight. The thread on the nipple is 5mm-.8.
    8-32's work for temp rail holders but the heads must be ground down.
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