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Iho
10-13-2004, 12:49 AM
Hi All,

I'm wondering if anyone would have detailed photos of an MG-42. I'm working on a movie prop/replica of one which is being scratch built (non-firing), and i'm interested to get close up photos of the more obscure areas, ie. Top feed, trigger assembly, etc. Most of the photos on the web are the classic side-on pictures, which don't show off alot of detail.

I'm not sure how rare this weapon is, but can anyone help out?

Thanks guys!!!

Iho.

Lance Corporal
10-13-2004, 01:16 AM
Google (http://www.google.com/) is a wonderful thing..

http://www.waffenhq.de/infanterie/mg42bilder.html
http://www.waffeninfo.net/waff_mg42_02.php
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~longbow/mg42.html
http://www.marstar.ca/mg42m53p.htm
http://www.intlrepo-depo.com/guns.htm

http://www.skennerton.com/w_at_arms/MG42.html
http://www.skennerton.com/w_at_arms/w_images/Sandy1dw.jpg
p-)

Ichhabe
10-13-2004, 01:18 AM
http://world.guns.ru/machine/mg33-e.htm

http://www.waffenhq.de/infanterie/mg42bilder.html

http://www.waffenhq.de/infanterie/mg3.html

Hope those url's will help.

This picture is a bonus: :D Crazy Japanese and their anime...

http://www008.upp.so-net.ne.jp/getuen/gazo3/mg42maid.jpg

Heinzi
10-13-2004, 02:47 AM
http://www.panzer.shamino.net/bilder/mg42/007-06.jpg
http://www.panzer.shamino.net/bilder/mg42/022-04.jpg
http://www.panzer.shamino.net/bilder/mg42/022-06.jpg
http://www.panzer.shamino.net/bilder/mg42/kursk_254.jpg
http://www.panzer.shamino.net/bilder/mg42/kursk_259.jpg
Mg42 or not? p-)
http://www.panzer.shamino.net/bilder/mg42/kursk_352.jpg
http://www.panzer.shamino.net/bilder/mg42/mg42.jpg
http://www.panzer.shamino.net/bilder/mg42/war_131.jpg

For a high deail, look at my old hp http://www.panzer.shamino.net/ under "weapns" section. I think I have the mg42 picture (side view) in very hires (scan) somewhere on my other pc.

Vioman
10-13-2004, 03:06 AM
Awesome weapon. Heavy as ****e, but boy it can make holes....fast!

Heinzi
10-13-2004, 03:13 AM
Awesome weapon. Heavy as ****e, but boy it can make holes....fast!

No its not very heavy ;) Around 12 kilos. I used it for about 1 month and you get used to the weight :) (of course not the mg42, but the mg3; its nearly the same p-) )

And its very accurate. It alway hurts to see some american (all these shooting range videos) using it. The mostly have no clue how to handle this thing. No offense p-)

scrybe
10-13-2004, 03:23 AM
Yes, very impressive weapon. I definately wouldn't have wanted to be on the receiving end.

Onyks
10-13-2004, 04:47 AM
Awesome weapon. Heavy as ****e, but boy it can make holes....fast!

No its not very heavy ;) Around 12 kilos. I used it for about 1 month and you get used to the weight :) (of course not the mg42, but the mg3; its nearly the same p-) )

And its very accurate. It alway hurts to see some american (all these shooting range videos) using it. The mostly have no clue how to handle this thing. No offense p-)

I have to agree

-=P=-
10-13-2004, 05:01 AM
Its really the best if you think about when it entered service...

Raistlin
10-13-2004, 05:44 AM
http://www008.upp.so-net.ne.jp/getuen/gazo3/mg42maid.jpg
WTF is that supposed to be? :lol: A ninja/maid/nazi/geek with ******s showing? Haha, watch out for tenticles.

tenda
10-13-2004, 08:04 AM
,...when i was in the army have have used an derivate version the mg 42/59 a great wapon using a 7.62 nato and a slow rate of fire...!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

Heinzi
10-13-2004, 08:12 AM
,...when i was in the army have have used an derivate version the mg 42/59 a great wapon using a 7.62 nato and a slow rate of fire...!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

Yes, probably 1200rpm "slow" :D

How did you fired it? Bipod, Tripod or mounted?

Graeme
10-13-2004, 08:13 AM
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/1.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/2.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/3.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/4.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/6.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/7.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/8.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/9.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/10.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/11.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/12.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/13.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/14.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/15.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/16.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/MG42/17.jpg
http://graeme.ascuk.net/random/MG42/18.jpg

Enjoy :)

tenda
10-13-2004, 08:31 AM
,...when i was in the army have have used an derivate version the mg 42/59 a great wapon using a 7.62 nato and a slow rate of fire...!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

Yes, probably 1200rpm "slow" :D

How did you fired it? Bipod, Tripod or mounted?
....both......my preferite was the tripod.......!!!!!!! :P

Iho
10-13-2004, 05:02 PM
Fantasic Guys! Thanks for all the photos and links - I've got pretty much all the reference material that I need!! . Its definitely a classic weapon - I vaguely read somewhere that an updated version of the guy is still in service with the German army.. is this true!?!?

I.

Graeme
10-14-2004, 06:46 AM
The Mg3(updated Mg42 in 7.62x51) is still in use by many armies.

FB
10-19-2004, 08:35 AM
The Italian Army has it's version:

it's called MG 42/59, made by Beretta.

It has a slowered (about 950 rpm theorical) fire rate in order to save barrels and ammo.

For the rest it is practically identical to the German WWII one.

I fired it several times, during my military service, and once in standing position: fantastic :lol:

Macs.
10-19-2004, 08:50 AM
The son of the MG42... p-)

<img src=http://dboy.cpgl.net/H&K/mg43/mg43-1.jpg>

Groove
10-19-2004, 12:48 PM
Fantastic Weapon.

The Germans called it "Hitlersäge" - Hitler Saw because it was cutting down the enemies like a saw.

The manufacturing precision couldnt be matched by the US forces until the 60s. The M60 is very similar to the MG42.

quorthon
10-19-2004, 03:25 PM
How much is an MG42 in the states nowadays?

hedgehog
10-19-2004, 05:06 PM
http://www.brpguns.com/mg42semi.htm

wulfstan
10-19-2004, 07:09 PM
From the films and games i've seen, it makes a great ripping noise too...

Obergefreiter
10-19-2004, 07:19 PM
How much is an MG42 in the states nowadays?

Last good one I saw was $21,000

OB Kenobi
10-19-2004, 07:46 PM
From the films and games i've seen, it makes a great ripping noise too...

Yeah, a very unique sound. There is a wide misconception due to some earlier Hollywood war movies about what these guns really sounded like. Lately, as war movies are starting to take things slightly more seriously, it's gotten better.

Ritter
10-20-2004, 03:38 AM
Fantastic Weapon.

The Germans called it "Hitlersäge" - Hitler Saw because it was cutting down the enemies like a saw.

The manufacturing precision couldnt be matched by the US forces until the 60s. The M60 is very similar to the MG42.

Sorry mate, but last sentence is not exactly true...
M60 has belt feeding mechanism copied from MG-42, but it works more like FG-42.
MG-42 is a short recoil operated. M60 is a gas-operated (FG-42 too). That is huge difference.
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Dutchman2
10-20-2004, 03:41 AM
Fantastic Weapon.

The Germans called it "Hitlersäge" - Hitler Saw because it was cutting down the enemies like a saw.

The manufacturing precision couldnt be matched by the US forces until the 60s. The M60 is very similar to the MG42.

Sorry mate, but last sentence is not exactly true...
M60 has belt feeding mechanism copied from MG-42, but it works more like FG-42.
MG-42 is a short recoil operated. M60 is a gas-operated (FG-42 too). That is huge difference.
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That right. The MAG has also some MG42 details in its design: triggergroup, and (again) the belt feeding system.