FG 42 late war photo

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FG 42 late war photo

Postby salt6 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:56 pm

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Original captions location: Berlin
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.


John Newton (1725-1807)
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"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

George Orwell
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"I once was one of those men."

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Re: FG 42 late war photo

Postby anjongni » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:52 pm

Some other random pictures....Phil

Ch handle.jpg
Does Hans realize that when he pulls the trigger, the charging handle will shred his knuckle?
SL Button.jpg
This MG34 has the slow-fast button in the lower receiver...

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Re: FG 42 late war photo

Postby amafrank » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:56 pm

His hand looks pretty well clear to me and the spring doesn't have enough poop to do much damage if it did hit his hand. Probably won't fire either with the handle being dragged along.
There is no lower receiver on the MG34 and the selector is the trigger not a switch. Pull the top for semi and the bottom for full. No switch on the trigger housing.


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Re: FG 42 late war photo

Postby haak48 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:52 pm

Early MG34's did indeed have a dual rate of fire switch located where shown in this photo. This was dropped quickly and the gun shown is probably updated with a plug replacing the original switch. Pretty common on early guns. JH


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