Semi Auto FG42 Project!
Take a look at this cool video! www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN4lvZbAe04
Take a look and then write/call your representatives in Washington and tell them NO WAY! On any of the proposed assault rifle/magazine ban legislation! Tell them according to the FBI website only 3% of ALL killings involving firearms are done with long arms and only a precentage of those are with “assault rifles”. What are they thinking?
Can’t elaborate enough right now but if you own – or are in line for one of our semi auto FG42′s then you already know that shooting mil surplus or reloads voids the warranty with respect to any ammo related damage done to the rifle but this is a little more specific.
DO NOT shoot Turkish ammo in this rifle unless you wish to cause serious damage/destruction to the rifle and/or yourself. From everything I have recently gathered off the net it is fine in bolt guns but specifically NOT for semi autos. This seems to be due to the slower burning powder they used to develop the higher muzzle velocities they wanted. This is great in bolt guns but plays absolute hell with higher port pressures in semi autos. I have a LONG list of references and a simple Google search will find you plenty as well.
And yes I know some of you either have – or know someone that has fired half a million rounds out of a such and such semi auto without issue but is is a very big “Hell No” in our rifle! Feedback welcome as always – and more info forthcoming as is possible.
The rifle was ATF approved in April of 2011 and the price is still $4,995.00.
Just to let you know, the newly made chrome bore barrelsare in and they are awesome!
To be placed on the waiting list for the FG42 you need to send the request to firstname.lastname@example.org not here on the site.
Wanna see it shoot? Go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIVWVETOjZ4
This rifle can also be made Ca. legal by making the mag release to be below flush of the mag well with a small hole requiring a pin for operation. This we will do for free if the buyer resides there.
The only downside to this “California” version is that since the end of the mag catch is what holds the doors closed they will remain open all the time.
For this reason if anyone from that state gets on our list for a future FG42 rifle and does not wish to have the mag doors or hinges period – since they serve no purpose – then we will deduct 250.00 from the basic cost of the rifle.
Ok, It’s official at this point. The lower trigger group housing will be from now on (unless we do something different later of course) be made from steel. Yes, machined from 2 solid halves and then TIGed together. Why? The reasons have to due with the cost/time/difficulty of making them from the one piece of aluminum and then trying to successfully get the part processed and painted to look “right”. We originally said we would never do them in steel but that was before we finally got the first run of aluminum ones finished.
Upside is that it will allow a choice of finishes as we can blue or parkerize the steel as well as painting over either of the two.Downside is it is going to add between 3 – 6 ounces to the rifle that we will try to trim elsewhere but no promises. And all parts will freely interchange between the steel and aluminum versions as well as the complete lower.
We put a lot of time and work into making the first ones out of aluminum and are proud of them. And I can say this has not turned out to be any kind of money saver for us or even a way to “speed things up” but this is our direction on this part at this time. Sorry but the aluminum version is not even an option right now due to the above factors.
And as always, let me know your thoughts
Please click on picture to see a larger version to see “cut off” details. – thanks!
Poor quality pic – we will try to have better ones up in a few days. Anyway….. ATF submittal rifle in phosphate and dark wood and Shop mule rifle in Blue and light/rough wood. Have a view or color combo you would like to see? Let us know and we will see what we can do as we are trying to settle in on a couple of options to offer when we start selling them – which shouldn’t be all that far off…Â Â Â Note the ATF rifle is “smooth sided” with no case deflector which has it throwing empties about 3 ft to the rear and side. Also allows you to grip the charging handle any way you want and not worry about inventing new words when said deflector does a deflection thing on offending body part – and it will….
Shop mule rifle has cool case deflector which puts brass about a foot to the right front of rifle and mandates an underhand grip on charging handle – or the wearing of gloves as seen on honorable overseas competitors test fire vid……….
We’d love to see your comments on these pictures of upcoming products!