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Old 04-04-2013, 9:14 PM
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We must also remove the bottom tab, simply grind it flush.
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Old 04-04-2013, 9:19 PM
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As you can see when the trigger is installed the front roller will activate the trigger arm and discharge the weapon, the rear roller rides along the bottom of the receiver, the area we filled with weld.
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Old 04-04-2013, 9:25 PM
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I found that the trigger arm gate was hanging up on the trigger housing so I machined off a small amount which solved the problem.
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Old 04-18-2013, 9:07 PM
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Sorry I have been MIA for a bit. Good / ok news. It's all together and I made a bullet button for it. I will have pictures up soon
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Old 04-22-2013, 6:00 PM
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Receiver construction is now finished. At this point I put it back on the weld jig and stress relieve it. To do that I bake it in the oven for an hour at 450 degrees. Here it is all finished and cooling down.
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Old 04-22-2013, 6:03 PM
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After the receiver is completely cool I can then reassemble. While doing so I give the receiver a heat coat of oil to replace what was sucked out of the receiver while baking. At this point I also install the bullet button I designed. I am currently using the existing screw but I am thinking of making a new longer one that work better.
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Old 04-22-2013, 6:05 PM
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Here is a closer look. The release plate is completely covered by a hood stopping manual activation. However if you apply pressure to the plate with a tool it will release the top cover.
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Old 04-22-2013, 6:08 PM
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And here it is from the inside. I think I will drill a 1/8 inch hole in the release plate so a tool / bullet tip can seat to cut down on scratches.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:31 AM
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I got a new booster in and located a new-old cartridge strip lever. With both of those installed Im off to the range this weekend, ill let you know how it goes.
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Amazing thread to have followed. Can't wait for the range report.
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Old 05-02-2013, 1:35 PM
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Thank you. If all goes well on Saturday I will finish her up on sunday by getting a finish on the receiver and a couple of other parts and making the drum semi permanent. Then ill have some fun breaking her in then on to the BREN gun build in June.
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Somewhere an anti saw your picture and wet themselves. Beautiful work. Very impressive machine work bringing it not only back to life but into "acceptable" form.
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Then ill have some fun breaking her in then on to the BREN gun build in June.
I cannot wait for the BREN build. Just love those .303 things.
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Old 05-02-2013, 8:11 PM
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Very impressive!!
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Old 05-06-2013, 9:25 AM
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Thank you for the positive comments. Now if only the test fire had been as positive. The FCG worked perfect and discharged the round but failed to extract. The bolt would unlock but only travel about a 1/4 of an inch then stop. Nothing was stuck because I could easily retract the changing handle, eject the spent casing and load another round, it would fire and this process would be repeated. Obviously there are a few issues this could be. When I got home I took it all apart and discovered the bolt
Catch lever was very worn. This lever is activated when you retract the charging handle. When the gun actually fires the bolt rollers ride up a ramp to unlock this. If this ramp is worn the bolt will just push back into it and get stopped. Sounds like exactly what is going on. I found a new lever and its on the way. I will also play with different booster hole sizes to ensure there is enough gas to cock that heavy TNW firing pin spring. I just hope it's not the surplus ammo being to weak, I just bought 1000 rounds of this stuff. Machine gun am I tended to be a little hotter than standard rifle ammo. I will keep you posted.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:08 AM
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Keep at it. I'm sure you'll figure out what the issues are and have her up and firing sweetly.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:00 PM
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Thank you for the positive comments. Now if only the test fire had been as positive. The FCG worked perfect and discharged the round but failed to extract. The bolt would unlock but only travel about a 1/4 of an inch then stop. Nothing was stuck because I could easily retract the changing handle, eject the spent casing and load another round, it would fire and this process would be repeated. Obviously there are a few issues this could be. When I got home I took it all apart and discovered the bolt
Catch lever was very worn. This lever is activated when you retract the charging handle. When the gun actually fires the bolt rollers ride up a ramp to unlock this. If this ramp is worn the bolt will just push back into it and get stopped. Sounds like exactly what is going on. I found a new lever and its on the way. I will also play with different booster hole sizes to ensure there is enough gas to cock that heavy TNW firing pin spring. I just hope it's not the surplus ammo being to weak, I just bought 1000 rounds of this stuff. Machine gun am I tended to be a little hotter than standard rifle ammo. I will keep you posted.
8x57? Most surplus is pretty hot. The Turk is some of the hottest.
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8x57? Most surplus is pretty hot. The Turk is some of the hottest.
And known to blow semi autos up so I would stay away from that stuff unless you are positive the MG34 can take it.
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Old 05-06-2013, 4:42 PM
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It's the Iranian stuff j&g sells. Other than being corrisive I have had no misfires or case separation. The more I read about this stuff I don't think my issue is ammo related, but I don't think it has as hard a primer as the Yugoslav stuff has. Which means I can put the old firing pin spring back in which will also help the bolt to unlock easier, but I will get to that later. I bought 1000 seeing I have an mg42 slotted to be built around Christmas or early next year.
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Sorry it has been a while finishing up this build. I had a gunshow to prepare for and finally got some time to update the site. Here it is all finished looking pretty.
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http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/Ki...d9106.mp4.html

And here is is finally shooting. After changing out the barrel latch I decided to put the original firing pin spring in seeing the ammo I was shooting did not have as hard a primer as the TNW spring was intended for. This allowed the bolt to unlock and move with less effort. I think the video speaks for itself, and yes this is a semi auto gun. You can see that my fingers are getting tired seeing the rate of fire slows. Needless to say, im happy. With this wrapped up I will take a small break and move forward on the Bren build then the 1919a4. Keep your eyes open for those.
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Nicely finished
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Wow!.....
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F**king awesome!

Would love to shoot one of those.

Excellent work again. Look forward to seeing your next project.
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UPDATE: I finial got around to finishing the AA Mount and sight. Here it is all set up.
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Now all I need to find is a saddle drum top cover. Ill have this out at the Turlock show 26-27th if you want to check it out up close.
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http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/Ki...d7dcd.mp4.html

was at the range last week thought you might like to see it shoot off the AA mount. Sorry I did not have a plane to shoot down so I did not sue the AA sight
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i have all the parts and the semi reciever just need to get the gumpshin to build after seeing this excellent tutorial or hire someone to build for me aye!
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Badass thread, strong work kiwi. You got mad skills!
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And here is is finally shooting. After changing out the barrel latch I decided to put the original firing pin spring in seeing the ammo I was shooting did not have as hard a primer as the TNW spring was intended for. This allowed the bolt to unlock and move with less effort. I think the video speaks for itself, and yes this is a semi auto gun. You can see that my fingers are getting tired seeing the rate of fire slows. Needless to say, im happy. With this wrapped up I will take a small break and move forward on the Bren build then the 1919a4. Keep your eyes open for those.
Very nice. And you took it all the way out of state to run that (greater than 10 round) belt through it! Either that or you had the belt from all the way back in 1999! Impressive! (lol)
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Oh TEH SEX!!!!!
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i have all the parts and the semi reciever just need to get the gumpshin to build after seeing this excellent tutorial or hire someone to build for me aye!
that's what we do...PM me and we will get your sorted.
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Kiwi, Your work speaks for itself. You have some great skills there and it's nice your willing to share them. I am going to look for a nice MG34 kit as soon as I finish my MG15.
AWESOME job on your MG34!!!!
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Absolutely amazing. What does a rifle like this cost?
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Absolutely amazing. What does a rifle like this cost?
The base gun runs about $5000.00, you can always save yourself a bit by finding your own kit. When you start buying all the extra stuff it starts to go up. I just finished changing the configuration of this gun by adding a saddle drum and top cover adapter.
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Kiwi, Your work speaks for itself. You have some great skills there and it's nice your willing to share them. I am going to look for a nice MG34 kit as soon as I finish my MG15.
AWESOME job on your MG34!!!!
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Once I get the mg42 going I might go back and look at putting an mg15 together, but then I'll have to do maxim. I noticed the other day a guy out of Poland was selling single saw cut receivers, these would make an excellent build.
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