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WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

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WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

Postby mp5pdw2001 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:23 pm

Well after 16 month of legal fee's and waiting on BATF I was able to get the MG42 that a friend of mine had found with no paperwork that the family's Grandfather had captured in WWII, I have everything from the Form 6 he used in 1946 to register this gun to the newspaper article when the gun was shipped back to the US ( April 22 1945) and how he captured this MG42. The gun needs cleaned up and the picture look better then the gun is in person, I am soaking it in oil right now to clean the dirt and grim off it from sitting in a barn had mud daubers nest in barrel jacket.


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Re: WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

Postby bbrown » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:25 am

Very nice save. You're gonna need a barrel or four.

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Re: WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

Postby Der Alder » Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:08 pm

That is really neat.

I'm glad it was able to be saved. :cheer:

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Re: WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

Postby mp5pdw2001 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:08 pm

bbrown wrote:Very nice save. You're gonna need a barrel or four.


I have the barrel that came with gun and it has matching numbers to the gun, all I am doing to the gun now is get it running and all cleaned up.

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Re: WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

Postby 42rocker » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:47 pm

Well Merry Christmas and Enjoy the restore. Make sure that you clean and redo the recupurator.

Later 42rocker

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Re: WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

Postby mp5pdw2001 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:58 pm

42rocker wrote:Well Merry Christmas and Enjoy the restore. Make sure that you clean and redo the recupurator.

Later 42rocker

I plan on redoing the recupurator I was planning on getting ahold of Robert E. Naess to talk to him about the gun I think he already know my gun as one of the guys that helped me save this gun been talking, I talked to him over a year ago when I was waiting on getting this paperwork mess cleaned up. I have the gun about 90% cleaned up just taking time cleaning up the little areas and inside the barrel jacket. There are a few little piece that I need to find Spring for the top cover that holds the cover closed and need a WWII era pin that holds the top cover on.

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Re: WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

Postby 42rocker » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:03 am

Good Plans

Later 42rocker

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Re: WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

Postby salt6 » Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:46 am

Job well done. Congratulations on the new MG.
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.


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

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Re: WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

Postby APEXgunparts » Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:34 am

mp5pdw2001 wrote:Well after 16 month of legal fee's and waiting on BATF I was able to get the MG42 that a friend of mine had found with no paperwork that the family's Grandfather had captured in WWII, I have everything from the Form 6 he used in 1946 to register this gun to the newspaper article when the gun was shipped back to the US ( April 22 1945) and how he captured this MG42. The gun needs cleaned up and the picture look better then the gun is in person, I am soaking it in oil right now to clean the dirt and grim off it from sitting in a barn had mud daubers nest in barrel jacket.


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What a interesting piece of history!
I am glad you went thru the effort to get its records sorted out.
Too often these just get cut up and sold on GunBroker for parts.
I am sure you will enjoy this gun for years to come.

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Re: WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

Postby michaelkih » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:58 pm

Excellent save and post!!!

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Re: WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

Postby www.Prussia.us » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:58 pm

Outstanding job!

Saving historical artifacts is noble, especially ones of this importance. 8)
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Re: WWII War trophy that I saved from getting the torch.

Postby pitfighter » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:02 am

Just a great job - what a magnificent trophy after 16 months of work - worth it I think.
The newspaper article is sensational.

I presuming as you say he filled in a form 6 in 1946 that he didn't stay missing, as noted in the article.

Great story, thank you!


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