I need help to identify this weapon???

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by DSerruya, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    It appears to be an old MG-34 and that is NOT how one usually shoots it. :rolleyes:

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  2. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Yup. German beltfed. Appears to be missing one rather important part.
    Doesn't have a barrel installed.
     
  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Good catch Bill. No barrel. Looks intimidating but keeps the tyrants safe from the troops.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Damn, good eyes bill. ;)

    I guess it could likely fire, but the kind of damage you would do to the front of the weapon is going to start at bad and quickly approach catastrophic. :eek:

    JD
     
  5. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Hmmm---I think it is actually a MG-42. The 34 didn't have those oval
    holes in the barrel shroud.

    It doesn't have a barrel installed in the picture, but for those that don't know,
    the barrel on a MG-42 (or 34) can be changed in seconds. REALLY neat
    feature on a aircooled beltfed, especially one with the cyclic rate of the 42.

    Scroll down a bit, there is a pic of the barrel swung out for changing. Flip[
    it out to the right, jerk the old one out, slam a new one in, latch it back
    in place.

    Modern Firearms - MG 42 and MG 3 machine gun
     
  6. saviorslegacy

    saviorslegacy New Member

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    It also looks like it is missing the front sight.......
    Unless that model just doesn't have one.
     
  7. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger New Member

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    '34,'42 whats the difference! :D
     
  8. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    42 is the evolution of the 34. Easier/faster/cheaper to manufacture,
    higher cyclic rate, better able to function in the dirt/dust/mud of the
    battlefield. They pretty much got it right---it's still in service as the
    MG 3.

    Front sight. Folding. It's down in the OP's pic.
     
  9. DSerruya

    DSerruya New Member

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