New members must contact admin@mg42.us to have their account activated. Please include your username.

salt

MG 34: The Movie! $25 (cheap)

Need something to start or finish a project? Here ya go.
Ed S
Stabshauptmann
Stabshauptmann
Posts: 281
Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:08 pm
Location: Houston, Texas

MG 34: The Movie! $25 (cheap)

Postby Ed S » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:55 pm

You asked for it, and now we have it!!! Okay, so maybe you didn't ask for it, but we have it anyway. For sale is MG34 The Movie. It is approximately 54 minutes primarily of a silent, original German WWII training film used to familiarize soldiers to the MG34. From the description on the DVD:

"When the German army introduced their soldiers to the MG34, one of the basic training aids was a silent film showing the similarity of the action of the machinegun to that of the service rifle. Also in the film was a graphic presentation of the moving parts and how they work together. Originally over one hour long, we have managed to find several rolls of this film and transfer to Digital Video. Also included is a short clip of a cutaway MG34 firing, filmed by the Nowegian Army in the 1970s while investigating stopages in the MG34."


Again, the DVD is silent and about 54 minutes long. Much of it is graphic comparisons showing the interaction of parts and operating cycle of the MG34 and comparing it to the K98k service rifle. The films also point out things to look for, such as a worn firing pin, etc. This DVD, while not of "Titanic" production values, was somewhat expensive to make as about one-half of the films used had to be sent to a professional lab in Maryland for restoration before it could be transfered to DVD. This was not cheap, but we wanted to restore the footage and preserve it for history. There is one section that is several minutes long depicting the changing of the bolt and barrel of the MG34 from both the bipod and lafette position. This section is very degredaded and we almost left it out, but decided to leave it in with the thought that someone may find it interesting or useful. There is also a 2 minute section that shows a cutaway MG34 firing in slow motion. It looks like it could be a cutaway 34 or one placed in a x-ray machine while firing, but either way, it is pretty cool to watch.

This DVD should be of interest to anyone that is really interested in WWII history, the operation and function of the MG34 and also of the K98k rifle. We think most will like it and find it pretty interesting and informative, but if you are looking for a wiz bang Hollywood action epic, well, sorry, but this ain't it.

The price is $25 + $1 for shipping within the US. For anyone overseas I will have to calculate a price of shipping, or Folke can mail it from Norway (for those in Europe). You can send me a check, MO or use paypal.

Also, we are not trying to get rich on this thing but would like to recover the cost of buying the films, restoring, transfering, and copying to DVD (complete with cheap plastic case, made in China). Please don't punk us by making copies. Thank you.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
762x51
Oberst
Oberst
Posts: 517
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:31 pm
Location: North Carolina
Contact:

Postby 762x51 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:47 am

Hi Ed,

Put me down for one and let me know the total and where to send funds when you get it worked out.

Thanks,
Orin

PS: Revised - Payment sent today
Last edited by 762x51 on Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
"It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it." Gen. R.E. Lee CSA
Skype ID: ACE1100

mikey
Hauptgefreiter
Hauptgefreiter
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:12 am
Location: Indiana

Postby mikey » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:38 am

let me know how to get one

Mikey

Ed S
Stabshauptmann
Stabshauptmann
Posts: 281
Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:08 pm
Location: Houston, Texas

Postby Ed S » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:45 am

Hello
To those wishing to buy a copy, you can e-mail me at mailto:eschroeder1@houston.rr.com. You can pay using paypal to mailto:madboat@houston.rr.com or send a check/money order to:

send IM for address

The total is $26, or if anyone is at Knob Creek this weekend, Folke is at table A-10 and they are $25 there.
Last edited by Ed S on Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Kleist
Stabshauptmann
Stabshauptmann
Posts: 199
Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:56 am
Location: USA

Postby Kleist » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:42 am

I'm moving right now but when I get settled in I'm gettn one!!

BELTLEAD

Postby BELTLEAD » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:38 pm

Ed,

I'll buy one of your MG34 DVD's.It's hard to find footage with the MG34.

User avatar
JBaum
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 2797
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:41 pm
Location: Lisbon, Ohio
Contact:

Postby JBaum » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:01 pm

Thanks Ed, I'll get mine from Folke. I saw him Friday, but I'll buy one Saturday.

John
John@German<remove this>Manuals.com

http://www.GermanManuals.com

User avatar
TOM R
Field Marshal
Field Marshal
Posts: 3355
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:11 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42
Location: ESCAPED FROM Nazi Jersey, !!!

Postby TOM R » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:46 am

hey ed i will take 1 pm sent :D
Great men are born in fire, it is the privilege of lessor men to light the flame, no matter the cost


FOR M60 GOTO http://WWW.M60MG.COM
nra lifer
mvpa 31698
46 cj2a
54 m37
56 CJ3B U.S. Navy
t24/m29 weasel

2receivers
Oberfeldwebel
Oberfeldwebel
Posts: 65
Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:27 pm
Location: NEW YORK

DVD

Postby 2receivers » Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:53 am

Purchased DVD from EDs a bit ago & although silent, it makes understanding the function of parts alot clearer---thanks ED

as a side note----he gives you a deal on the shipping cost

User avatar
flemgunner
Oberst
Oberst
Posts: 602
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:35 am
Location: Texas
Contact:

Re: MG 34: The Movie! $25 (cheap)

Postby flemgunner » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:04 am

Is this still available?
Glenn

User avatar
JBaum
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 2797
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:41 pm
Location: Lisbon, Ohio
Contact:

Re: MG 34: The Movie! $25 (cheap)

Postby JBaum » Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:21 am

Of course it is, and definitely worth having. They even had a very nice review of it in Shotgun News magazine recently.

Send Ed S a private message to get a price for postage to Japan, in case he doesn't see your request.
John@German<remove this>Manuals.com

http://www.GermanManuals.com

Bil
Field Marshal
Field Marshal
Posts: 4836
Joined: Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:21 pm
Location: Brookline,VT

Re: MG 34: The Movie! $25 (cheap)

Postby Bil » Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:28 pm

I agree with John,this is a real good movie,it shows how the gun works with cut-away drawings that move,it is an old German training film.Well worth it. ---bil
"I dream of a world where I can buy alcohol,tobacco and firearms from the same drive-up window,and use them all on the way home from work!" Dogbert

User avatar
dwmmg08
Brigadegeneral
Brigadegeneral
Posts: 718
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:12 pm
Location: Oklahoma, USA

Re: MG 34: The Movie! $25 (cheap)

Postby dwmmg08 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:10 pm

Money's on the way via paypal! I'm looking forward to it, it should be interesting!

Thanks for doing this, these old training films are great!

Glen :D

Bil
Field Marshal
Field Marshal
Posts: 4836
Joined: Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:21 pm
Location: Brookline,VT

Re: MG 34: The Movie! $25 (cheap)

Postby Bil » Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:41 pm

I don't know if this is the film someone was looking for,but it is a great old film,well worth it to figure out how the 34 runs! ---bil
"I dream of a world where I can buy alcohol,tobacco and firearms from the same drive-up window,and use them all on the way home from work!" Dogbert


Return to “Suppliers, Manufacturers and Refurbishers”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron