I am interested in building one are all the parts there?
They have a photo of "included parts" which makes me wonder how much is not included, since I dont have a schematic or parts list.
Any other experiences with these kits trying to guage my chances of getting a good one
The three kits I picked up all had complete camming section and were in good buildable shape. The parts varies from almost new looking to worn finish and some dings. Still a great deal for the price.
I got two kits very early with bright and shinny barrels that looked new. The third kit I got later was with the lesser grade and a little darker than expected.
Planning to build at least one on a BRP metal kit.
I got a receiver section from IMA for $200, they have some more for $150 but they didn't look as nice. Here is what I got... we'll see if I am up to the challenge. This would be a trivial build if it was a postie.
Will you be converting to 7.62 x 51 I just recently purchased the kit from RTG and all I can say is that it is well worth it new Styer Barrel - New German Feed Top and all other components looked to be new never used.
Hope this helps.
Pirate is right. Building a MG42/53 is a lot of work but there is a wealth of info out on this site and others to help. Pirate's tutorial is a good place to start. I have built 2 and each had their little problems but both turned out fine in the end. Getting the receiver welded back together straight and to the right length is the biggest challange.