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by bergflak
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Überschießtafel for the Lafette 34 & 42
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Überschießtafel for the Lafette 34 & 42

A new study added to my homepage! I have gone through all available material in regards to the Überschießtafel. They have now been divided into "models" and variations. In addition I have also "analyzed" the copies known to me on the market. http://www.bergflak.com/lafette/Lafett...
by bergflak
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: MG42 Lafette bolt box
Replies: 2
Views: 983

The Lafette bolt box, mystery solved!

I have now analyzed and concluded on the variations of the bolt box, both during WW2 and postwar production. This will be the first of a series of articles about the different details of the Lafette. Hope you will enjoy reading it! Thanks to Tim C for valuable assistance. http://www.bergflak.com/laf...
by bergflak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: New MG42 Lafette study
Replies: 2
Views: 716

New MG42 Lafette study

I have just finnished a new article about the birth of the Lafette 42. Should enable you to sort the pebbles from the gold. Hope you will enjoy it.

http://www.bergflak.com/lafette/evo34_42.html
by bergflak
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Lafette 53....need help
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: Lafette 53....need help

Great stuff Tim! I'm working on it... [diz]
by bergflak
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Lafette 53....need help
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Lafette 53....need help

I am writing on my next article about the Lafette, and it will be the definitive guide to the bolt box. Unfortunately I have no access to a Yugoslavian "Lafette 53" bolt box. I need one measurement, the overall length in cm, and it would be great with a set of pictures of the actual box. B...
by bergflak
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Lafette Pics
Replies: 3
Views: 1409

Re: Lafette Pics

Yugo(?) reworked MG34 Lafette. I can't find any German WW2 Lafette with a 2-bolt tray in my archive. They are all 3-bolts, or riveted with 2 rivets. Even the first fsu 1942 MG42 Lafette has a 3-bolt tray. But note that the tray has been removed and blued (should be painted in same color as Lafette) ...
by bergflak
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: New Lafette code found!
Replies: 0
Views: 2387

New Lafette code found!

A "stop the press!" update. A new hitherto unknown marking has surfaced. The code "sxk" with the yearcode "DL" has never been registered before, but has now been added to my Lafette articles! http://www.bergflak.com/lafette/Lafetteindex.html The truth is out there..... ...
by bergflak
Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

Or just plain sad....
by bergflak
Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

The French board is the only one I know of, and I do not go there, as I find it too complicated to deal with [diz] :-) My own knowledge about the MG42 is limited. I dig deep when I write about certain "uncovered" subjects, but most weapons in general has been studied by so many people smar...
by bergflak
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

Pritty much a "Bulls eye" there Richard! In addition I would say that trying to pass that paint job as "WW2 periode original" is a bit over the edge. Also worth noting is how the alu parts have been totally sanded down removing the black Yugo anodizing. Now they are left in the w...
by bergflak
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

Now what do you all think about this "Used, periode original item" ?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ww2-German-Mg42 ... 3cfc013ac0
by bergflak
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: MG34 AA tripod
Replies: 16
Views: 5182

Re: MG34 AA tripod

I hate to revive an old thread, but was this done back then? Did the Germans ever substitute an MG-13 Tripod for the MG34 during the war? Sorry if this sounds stupid. Frank Add a few basic facts, and the result is given. The MG-13 AA mount was made in Portugal. It was never made by the Germans. It ...
by bergflak
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: The evolution of the Lafette 42. Now online!
Replies: 4
Views: 2856

Re: The evolution of the Lafette 42. Now online!

The code-list has been updated with a list for the year-codes used on the Lafette 42 rear covers instead of the two digits (43-44-45). If ANYONE has any two-letter codes not on the list I would be grateful for any info. I am also still collecting year/maker/serial number info for my next article abo...
by bergflak
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: Trommelfuller on ebay Germany
Replies: 19
Views: 3996

Re: Trommelfuller on ebay Germany

I truly doubt the claim that there are only 2 of these known in the world but obviously from the numbers seen it would appear they are unusual. Frank :D Seller contacted me some weeks ago, asking me how rare the machine was and if I was interested in buying it. I told him "Two of my friends ha...
by bergflak
Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: A new Bergflak article has been launched
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: A new Bergflak article has been launched

Allready a huge update on the P-Kasten article. New makers identified and lots of new interesting photos added!
http://www.bergflak.com/pkasten.html
by bergflak
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: A new Bergflak article has been launched
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

A new Bergflak article has been launched

I have finnished the promised article about the Petroleumskasten. The missing piece, a picture showing the can in actual use, was added to the puzzle by Folke. And then yet another picture emerged.... I have also restored the PT34 article and added some new stuff to it, including a US training film ...
by bergflak
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: MG42 Accessories
Topic: The evolution of the Lafette 42. Now online!
Replies: 4
Views: 2856

The evolution of the Lafette 42. Now online!

Finally made it. The new study is up on my homepage, and ready for your reading pleasure. Quite a few new finds and some really nice photos. Thanks for all the help I have received for this project. You can find it at http://www.bergflak.com/lafette/Lafetteindex.html If you haven't read the "Ev...
by bergflak
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Dreibein 34?
Replies: 8
Views: 1370

Re: Dreibein 34?

It is a Dreibein 34. Could be used With both the MG34 and the MG42, depending on wich Lager (fork) you put on the rod. I do have a spare center rod, but no extra forks.
by bergflak
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Evolution of the Lafette 34
Replies: 5
Views: 1196

Re: Evolution of the Lafette 34

I will be at the "Norwegian corner", following Folke.
by bergflak
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: MG34 Accessories
Topic: Evolution of the Lafette 34
Replies: 5
Views: 1196

Evolution of the Lafette 34

It's done. The idea has been lurking for years, and the job took one. The "Evolution of the Lafette 34" is finally in place as my next contribution. I hope you like it!
http://www.bergflak.com/lafette/evo34.html

Hope to meet some of you at Knob Creek next week! :bnija:

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