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  1. Sneak peak at our MG42 7.62x39 conversions

    Very impressive! If you had this conversion for an MG34, I would jump on it.
  2. I have had this funky bolt carrier for some time and have yet to identify it. It has large diameter recoil rod holes and fits a full auto stock. It has no serial number or any other markings. The carrier body is blued and not parkerized. Also, the carrier body has no upper rear hump or roller and seems to be lightened. Any ideas about what it is? Thus far Pete Athens has not been able to identify it. It was definitely well used before I got it.
  3. AUG SEAR GUNS info / help

    You need to get an Aussie 5.56 stripper clip type setup if nothing then just for show. You also need to get a see through bikini scope cover too. It too is cute and somewhat useless. Get a bunch more of 9mm mags for your conversion. As I indicated above, spend the fifty bucks and get an MPi-69/81 mag loader from Pete. The MPi-69/81 magazines are identical to the AUG 9mm magazines, but without the last round bolt hold open capability. They work perfectly with an AUG 9mm conversion.
  4. AUG SEAR GUNS info / help

    Did you say AUG? I don't know about AUG sear guns, but AUG receiver guns use all factory FA parts. I own the Die Hard AUG which is a Wilson receiver gun owned by Stembridge. From experience these are some of my findings. The 3RB is cute but after a few minutes I put the shifter in FULL mode and just left it there. The 14" SMG barrel is a crowd pleaser with great muzzle flash. The funnest setup is a 9mm conversion, but you will need the Steyr factory magazine loader. The 24" bipod laden heavy barrel is also cute, but too heavy. Forget the Beta Mag as it's too big and awkward. I can't get my hand around the hand grip correctly with a Beta Mag inserted.
  5. WTK: Sideplate Vickers price?

    The above picture was taken on October 31, 2005. If I remember correctly, when I needed to relate anything to Pat, I needed to speak to Litha about it. Pat would never take my calls. She would write down my information and then give her notes to Pat. Here's Dolf instructing my Buddy's wife, Gina, on the correct way to shoot my Vickers. I was running 8mm at the time.
  6. WTK: Sideplate Vickers price?

    Here's a picture of Pat Tomlinson on the day he completed my Vickers build. It is a US Balloon Buster side plate gun using a mint '42 Aussie parts kit. I must admit Pat was especially nasty to deal with. He was always pissed off about anything and everything. If Dolf had not intervened on my part, Pat would not have completed my build. Pat has since passed away. Too bad. Pat insisted I do a Form 3 transfer to him for the side plate prior to doing the build. That's exactly what I did, but he then did a Form 3 transfer for the completed weapon back to me. So, I now have paperwork provenance that Pat did indeed do my build. In the long run, I guess, it was a good thing we did it this way. My Vickers eats everything that I feed it; .303, 8mm, 30-06, .308, 54R. .
  7. Need Help ID ing some MG AA Sites

    #8 above sure looks like a front sight for an LMG 08/15.
  8. American 180 drums

    While a loader will help you load these drums, one isn't really needed. You can load it by hand easily. Give it a try.
  9. Needle replacement for 1918 Belt loader ?

    You need to contact user L999here over on 1919 A4 dot com. He should be able to assist you.
  10. HK RK I needed What do I have ?

    A few years ago somebody was modifying these drums to fit MG34 feed trays so they could be used with MG34 .308 conversions. For the life of me, I cannot recall who that was.
  11. It has been a while since I needed anything from them. But, a couple years ago I had an issue mounting one of their suppressors, so I called their 800 number. I told the person at the end of the line what my issue was. He immediately transferred me to Doc Dater himself. The good doctor had the problem ironed out in five minutes. Who could ask for anything else?
  12. Looking to get my first beltfed, any advice is welcome…

    A 21E is what I was shooting just prior to my detached retina.
  13. Looking to get my first beltfed, any advice is welcome…

    There is another issue that you should be aware of. And that is your eyesight. If you are near sighted, you may be prone to retinal detachment. I should know as the retina in my right eye became detached and I needed emergency surgery to reattach it. After speaking with my surgeon, who is an avid gun guy, I was told to avoid heavy recoiling shoulder fired weapons at all costs. Even shoulder fired high cyclic rate .223 machine guns are to be avoided. Any weapon that causes your head to move fore and aft can contribute to a detached retina. I know of others who have also been told to avoid heavy recoil shooting due to eye issues. This problem hasn't been addressed enough, but it is real.
  14. Looking to get my first beltfed, any advice is welcome…

    I would suggest you go out and try various belt feds. Some may appear very appealing until you actually try them. Only you can say what is fun to shoot and what is wanting. As one gets older, other issues come into play. You may enjoy laying in the dirt playing with your toys. I, for one, do not find any enjoyment in doing that. If I want to traipse around while shooting full auto, I'll play with a magazine fed weapon. I'm not about to walk around hauling a heavy weapon trailing a belt of ammo. When the shooting session is finished, I'm not about to scour all over creation policing my belts/links and brass. I just want to rest my fat a$$ on a seat and saturate the beaten zone with lead. Plus, all the spent brass and belts/links are in a nice pile ready to be picked up. The smile on my buddy's face says it all.
  15. I know you're looking for original grips, but there are some aftermarket wood grips available on eBay. Just search on 'P220 grips European' to find them.