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Mg34 Wartime Finish

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:28 am
by Bigdibbs88
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?

Thanks

Re: Mg34 Wartime Finish

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:14 pm
by Abominog
I believe all wartime 34 were blued

Many 42 were finished with a clear phosphate of dubious value.

Re: Mg34 Wartime Finish

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:37 pm
by Bigdibbs88
Thanks for the reply. I know dot switched to phosphate on some small parts on k98 assembly but, unlike most other makers, did not fully switch over.