Really have appreciated this site and it's wealth of information over the years. Finally joined again after loosing track of my original member info. Thought some of you might get a kick out a picture of a just for fun project. I am a C2 SOT by the way and have been a long time collector of WW2 German MGs, cannons, vehicles etc.
I am tinkering with this MG42. It has spade grips, recently converted to MG3 specs, mounted on a soft mount atop what used to be a twin MG3 pedestal mount and topped off with an Oerlikon 20mm reflector sight on a fabbed up mount all in the back of an ex German army Wolf G Wagen.
I recently shot this MG42 on the line at Knob Creek in stock form and it shot fantastic. I bought the spade grips there and began this conversion.