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    gtbehary........ ak builder, hack machinist, nuclear worker and violin huckster!

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    http://www.mg42.us

    http://www.angolaarmory.com



    You are almost at the end of the wave - things are drying up REAL FAST. The best way to build one "right now" is to get an INCOMPLETE Yugo kit (aka M53 or something like that) which is 8mm. The ones from CFS are NOT COMPLETE. As in INCOMPLETE. As in MISSING RECEIVER SECTIONS. Those run around $350 today.

    Once you have the incomplete kit, order the $300 "complete" receiver shell segments from Dan at AA. That runs around $300 today.

    Spend some quality time absorbing the MG42 BIY thread and Pirate's tutorial info. Pay special attention to:

    - the trigger pack modifications
    - the welding jig
    - the build order (legal compliance issue - if you weld first you've built a machine gun)

    Buy some belts, drums, and consider a belt loader (another $100 alone). Shop around for some 8mm ammo - this gun is supposed to be able to eat anything you feed it.

    308 conversion parts are available, and *IF* you can find it, 308 barrels. If. BIG IF right now!

    You really should get the barrel(s) ASAP. As in call him tomorrow, and put it on the card! No joke, they are drying up fast. I think $150 per barrel is what they are going for now if they can be found.

    I phoned Dan the other day and he said he has tons of receiver shells, so no problems there. The pisser is the fact that barrels are going away VERY VERY quickly. I stocked up on .308 barrels when the barrel ban struck, and now it seems that some 8mm stuff is all that's left.

    Me, personally, I think 8mm is a better value because the ammo is so darned cheap! Caliber conversion between 8mm and 308 is a matter of a few parts, and these "special" parts will run around $150 total. SO the cost of a barrel plus $150 puts you into a 2-caliber system!

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    gtbehary - that's a NICE looking build, BTW! The weld seams look very smooth. That's my big worry. I know you can be off but I'm really interested in getting it right "the first time".
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    Moonshiner, if you think you want one the time to get a kit is now. If you change your mind you can sell the kit at a profit in the future. The 42 is an awesome gun and you won't be sorry you got it!!

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    Yes, I think I will purchase one of the Yugoslavian jobbers. Any negative things I need to know about 'em ?

    Also, Pirate56, I can't help but go "Yaaaar !" everytime I see your screen-name. It reminds me of the Pirates from Final Fantasy 1, darned if I know why.
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    I can't get the MG42.net link to work, can't even find it doing a Google?????????

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    it is mg42.us

    moonshiner, you will need a receiver with the yugo kits, you can get a kit with a rebuildable receiver or just a receiver from Dan at angola armory

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate56
    it is mg42.us

    moonshiner, you will need a receiver with the yugo kits, you can get a kit with a rebuildable receiver or just a receiver from Dan at angola armory
    OOPS. Link corrected.
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    I have a M53 on the way. I'm looking for options, I missed the boat on the %80 group buy. I checked the cut receivers at Angola, the only ones I saw were WWII dated for $300. Is there a cheaper option anywhere for a rebuildable receiver? For another $200 wouldn't it be better to just buy one of their .308 kits and have some extra parts and the ability to convert calibers? Any rumors of %80 receivers in the pipe? I'm trying no to spend more than I have to in the near term because I have so very many irons in the fire right now... Any info or advice is appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.man10mm
    I have a M53 on the way. I'm looking for options, I missed the boat on the %80 group buy. I checked the cut receivers at Angola, the only ones I saw were WWII dated for $300. Is there a cheaper option anywhere for a rebuildable receiver? For another $200 wouldn't it be better to just buy one of their .308 kits and have some extra parts and the ability to convert calibers? Any rumors of %80 receivers in the pipe? I'm trying no to spend more than I have to in the near term because I have so very many irons in the fire right now... Any info or advice is appreciated.
    Basically your only option is to get a receiver from angola. If you spend the extra $$ and get a kit you will have a set of parts for a 2 caliber gun. It is my understanding that brp will not be making receivers anytime soon and when they do make them again they will be a lot more expensive.

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