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    Default V Early MG 42 Captured in North Africa

    This CRA 1942 was sent back to a local army base at Burnham for evaluation in 1942/3.It appears to have had plenty of youse
    and has a few miss matched parts.Early features include the horizontal cocking handle and bakerlite butt and grips.
    Gun provided by Mr Burke
    More pictures to follow.


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    Very nice. Great markings. That horizontal cocking handle must have been a real PITA. Thanks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=attY98wOFa8

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    super nice. These early 42's with the slabs side handle are awesome. Nearly as awesome as that MG34 with milled top cover you have

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    Nice MG42!! The barrel jacket vents and muzzle cone are not of the very earliest type, which must have ended very shortly before this one was produced

    Do you have any more pictures from the bipod and particularly the head markings?

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    I'll bet Allied evaluators were completely befuddled when something that looked so cheaply made compared to our milled MG's worked so well.
    Some P38 "experts" are yo-yo's who, for some reason lost on me, can't or won't accept the truth when it's staring them in the face.

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    That thing is epic!! Very cool. I wish Canada had a similar system for FA.
    Looking for 10" cleaning rod, early style e/214 #91, nazi style e/26 #04

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    yes thanks for posting great to see different variations and production steps

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    One of these early MG 42s just sold for $90 k in USA Value here in NZ is about $5 to 7k

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