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#1 Admin

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 08:35 AM

Pictures: MG42

Transferrable C&R German Machine Gun

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MFG CRA in 7.62mm x 51 and 8mm kit 21-3/4" barrel with a very good bright bore.

Referred to by the Allied forces as "Hitler's Zipper" or "Hitler's Buzz Saw", capable of firing 1200 rounds per minute. The MG-42 replaced the MG-34, being easier and quicker to manufacture.

Built largely from stampings and with quick barrel change to accommodate rapid rate of fire. Designed by Mauserwerke in collaboration with Grossfuss of Dobeln. The recoiling parts were lightened by the designer to allow for more rapid rate of fire.

The guns method of operation is often described as short recoil, gas assisted and roller locked which became the standard design feature in HK MG. The top cover mechanism was later copied in the US M60 MG.

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This gun has numerous Nazi proof marks on the receiver, barrel and bolt. Includes Bipod, Factory Tripod with Like New Scope,

All accessories shown and multiple spare parts.

Current Market Price: $42,000



#2 saintsfanbrian Re: Pictures: MG42

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:08 AM

Beautiful - where did that lottery ticket go?

#3 macshooter Re: Pictures: MG42

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 02:08 PM

Way too cool. That gun is uber badass.

#4 eldon519 Re: Pictures: MG42

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 02:15 PM

I've always wanted an MG-42. It's my favorite machine gun. Maybe someday I'll be able to save up and afford a semi-auto version.

#5 Rannug Re: Pictures: MG42

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:58 AM

Its an MG3 Not an MG42. The MG3 fires the 7.62mm x 51 Cartridge while the MG42 fires the 7.92x57mm Cartridge. And the MG3 has an Rate of fire of 1'200 while the MG42 has an Rate of fire of 1'550. And the Butt stock isn't the same as the Original MG42.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 06:49 PM

QUOTE (Rannug @ Aug 27 2008, 08:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its an MG3 Not an MG42. The MG3 fires the 7.62mm x 51 Cartridge while the MG42 fires the 7.92x57mm Cartridge. And the MG3 has an Rate of fire of 1'200 while the MG42 has an Rate of fire of 1'550. And the Butt stock isn't the same as the Original MG42.


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#7 JSheaHawk Re: Pictures: MG42

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 07:12 PM

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:09 PM

QUOTE (Rannug @ Aug 27 2008, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its an MG3 Not an MG42. The MG3 fires the 7.62mm x 51 Cartridge while the MG42 fires the 7.92x57mm Cartridge. And the MG3 has an Rate of fire of 1'200 while the MG42 has an Rate of fire of 1'550. And the Butt stock isn't the same as the Original MG42.


It is an original MG42 and it was registered many years ago on a Form 4 with the BATF before a MG3 came into existence.

#9 JSheaHawk Re: Pictures: MG42

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:32 PM

QUOTE (Admin @ Aug 27 2008, 08:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It is an original MG42 and it was registered many years ago on a Form 4 with the BATF before a MG3 came into existence.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:40 PM

A transferable, rewelded parts kit MG3 is a possibility prior to May 1986 but the price to cut up and import a parts gun and then reweld and paper it just doesn't make sense. One needs to remember that there were still plenty of original MG-42s for sale and cheap in 1986.

There were NO original, unmolested, transferable machine guns imported after 1969, so an original transferable MG3 doesn't exist in the NFA registry. It's POSSIBLE, but not probable that a reweld exists.

Besides, the original ad makes note of Waffen marks.
It's clearly a MG-42... Case closed.








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