I would like to introduce myself. My name is Paul, I'm 24 and serving as Naval Officer in the German Armed Forces. I'm active shooter for more than 10 years and for 2 years I'm licensed collector of German WW2 pistols.
I was introduced to the MG3 during my infantry training. Later when I became reenactor I was pushed into the MG-Gruppe, were I am Schütze 2/ Lafettenträger - a lot of fun with equipment, Lafette, full Patronenkisten...
At the moment I do not own a MG. But due to the new laws for deactivated guns coming in april made by the EU I will buy a MG42/53. Later I won't be a deactivated gun but a clump of scrap.
Maybe I will have it rebuilt as semiautomatic gun later...but you know, German gun laws are sometimes no fun.
Unfortunately I don't have the money for a WW2 MG42, because I am going to marry in autumn
I hope to learn a lot of new things here and find other enthusiastics!