Hey guys- I have a question regarding finish on late mg34’s. For example a dot 1945 that by serial number is early enough to have been produced wartime and shows no post war markings but is phosphate. Did dot (or any makers for that matter) switch to phosphate on mg34’s during the war or is that a sure sign of post war use?
Abominog wrote:I believe all wartime 34 were blued
Many 42 were finished with a clear phosphate of dubious value.
Update...found an older post that stated these llight grey finish guns are not some sort of clear phosphate but in fact had been sand blasted then coated with a clear preservative awaitng a refinish that never came.