Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

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Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

Postby bergflak » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:30 pm

Now what do you all think about this "Used, periode original item" ?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ww2-German-Mg42 ... 3cfc013ac0
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Re: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

Postby Blanksguy » Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:00 pm

Hello Bergflak,
Thank you for the "link" to that MG42 Lafette on E-Bay.

My thoughts are that this is an attempt to pass a "Yugo" Tripod off as WWII German (?)......as evident by the front and rear weapon mounting-brackets.....the "D-Rings", and some of the markings do not look correct.

But you have seen many more of the MG42-Lafettes than I, and know a lot more than I could hope to learn.
What do you see on this "Lafette" (?).

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PS: .........and I am still looking for an MGZ40 "Collimator" for a scope that I have.......(?).

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Re: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

Postby bergflak » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:27 pm

Pritty much a "Bulls eye" there Richard! In addition I would say that trying to pass that paint job as "WW2 periode original" is a bit over the edge. Also worth noting is how the alu parts have been totally sanded down removing the black Yugo anodizing. Now they are left in the white (aluminum) while the rest of the Lafette is freshly painted...

Unfortunately, some sucker will end up with a very expensive M53 Lafette......
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Re: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

Postby Blanksguy » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:51 am

What is really sad.........is that I have been offered a few of these WWII Tripods from England (where the "shop-owners" believe that even with the weld-lines on that front weapon-mount, that the "shop-owners" say nothing is wrong...."it's all WWII German"! ).

I was even offered an Austrian MG42 Bolt-Box as WWII German.............(?).

Yes.....some new collectors will spend money on these and later learn that they have been "taken".

We here in the USA are also seeing a lot of newly manufactured "Waffenampt-stamps" so that these "fakers" can add more "markings" to their "prizes". Everyone knows that even with WWII winding down.....that the more "stamps" an item has, it is worth more......(?).

Bergflak, I was "schooled" by a collector in Europe about early MG42 receiver......and have several questions that I need to ask about those early "slotted" "bpr" receivers with very low serial-numbers and 1942 dates. Does anyone have/know about the pre-production run of MG39/41s which became the MG42 (?). I only know of the French MG34/MG42-Board for advanced information. Possibly another "collector-Board about these that you might know of (?)

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Re: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

Postby bergflak » Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:36 pm

The French board is the only one I know of, and I do not go there, as I find it too complicated to deal with [diz] :-)
My own knowledge about the MG42 is limited. I dig deep when I write about certain "uncovered" subjects, but most weapons in general has been studied by so many people smarter than me that I see not point "going there" 8)

BTW: There is no reason to fear the "stampers". Most of the time they make it easier for us to see what is fake, as the stampings are overdone or doesn't match at all!
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Re: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

Postby Blanksguy » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:21 pm

WOW!!!!!.....can you believe that with over 4-days left, that "Yugo" MG42 Lafette is up to $1,616 ?????

Someone is really going to be mad later.

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Re: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

Postby bergflak » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:20 pm

Or just plain sad....
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Re: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

Postby Blanksguy » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:32 pm

.....and the high-bidders paid $2,463 for a "Yugo" Lafette (Tripod). Then add in shipping (Tripod is in England).........and currency-conversions if not in England............and "money-Transfer-Fees".
Note: These are currently selling for $600-$1,500 in the USA.

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Re: Mg 42 Lafette on ebay

Postby olli » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:07 pm

I have one for sale as well, only mine is genuine Yugo M53 :D Maby I shall try ebay aswell....
There are often Yugo's sold as genuine 42's here in Europa...


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