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SN 3566g. Cal. 8mm. 21-1/4″ bbl. This MG-42 was manufactured by “cra” (Maget) in late-1943 and has an un-numbered top cover manufactured by “cof” (Carl Eickhorn) with the shroud manufactured by “bpr” (Grossfuss). Bbl is un-numbered. Nazi marked and manufactured by “dfb” (Gustloff). Feed tray is numbered on left side “3566 g”. Wire reinforced wooden buttstock is also Nazi eagle proofed and marked “hvn 44” (Einsaler Walzerke). Accessories include a post-war Lafette tripod marked “PRVA PETOLETKA” with an AA post and fork. External SNs match. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very fine. Combination of refinished and un-refinished parts. Bolt is in the white with some old brown patina on the bolt body. Mechanics are fine. Bore is very fine, shiny and bright. Hand grip assembly is very fine and does not appear to be re-finished. Wooden buttstock has several noticeable chips out of the wood forward of the wire reinforcement with an arrested 2″ crack running parallel to the bore line on the left side. This in no way affects serviceability. Muzzle cup exhibits green verdigris which is common. Attachment point for Lafette on shroud exhibits some brassing and green paint from being mounted on Tripod. Included Lafette tripod, and AA post exhibit very fine European green re-paint. The MG-42 is one of the most sought after of the German WWII machine guns and this is an exceedingly fine specimen of its kind. 52168-4 JWK (35,000-45,000) C&R – Lot 2102

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Auction: Firearms - October 2017
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