100% right about the plastic MG 42 kit being a POS. However, got one from a guy that wasn't very happy with it, for 50 bucks and had a lot of fun putting it together. Found a complete basket 10/22 for 200 bucks complete, went thru it, did a trigger shim job, auto bolt stop, slapped on the plastic & here it is. Added some weight to the grip & stock & painted it up. Have run about 200 rounds thru it without any problems. Definitely not a go to gun, but lotsa fun to shoot.