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Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby www.Prussia.us » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:44 pm

Nothing too crazy but always neat when you seen the MG42 mentioned in the AP wires:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110322/ap_ ... achine_gun

Some guy in Germany is going to get a big surprise when he goes to pick up his package.
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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby stegger » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:22 am

Especially I liked this :

postal officials say they have found a fully functional machine gun dating from World War II, complete with ammunition

Post officials turned into weapon experts , media does his work - SENSATION UEBER ALLES ! :puk:
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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby tomcatshaas » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:23 am

stegger wrote:Especially I liked this :

postal officials say they have found a fully functional machine gun dating from World War II, complete with ammunition

Post officials turned into weapon experts , media does his work - SENSATION UEBER ALLES ! :puk:


You must never of heard the term "Going Postal" have you?

I think many Postal workers are "Weapons Experts" :mrgreen:


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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby oakrodent » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:09 pm

It's a Yugo, look at the barrel door latch
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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby Taurus454 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:05 pm

Wow, I guess Post Offices everywhere are slow. But 65 years! The MG42 could have walked on its own to Germany in that time :lol:

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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby Story » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:16 pm

I made my way back here just to make sure that article got posted. :bnija:

Nobody EVERY sends me cool mail. :?

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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby searchandfind » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:34 am

oakrodent wrote:It's a Yugo, look at the barrel door latch


It does not look like a MG53:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8300-504083_162- ... word=MG-42

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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby 42rocker » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:03 pm

Where did my mail go to?????

Wait, no that was not mine..... I think that it was going to someone in Minnesota...
That's it the real address was Minnesota..... No, not my old address either, I left there over 40 years ago....

Interesting in how they placed the bullets so that it looks like the mg42 was ready to fire.
Also did not download and blow up pic, but it has two interesting things. Slotted screw in barrel change door (not yugo) and does not look like it has the slot on the bottom of the safety button, which is normally an early mg42 as that slot was added on most at a later date.. Also 2 top covers.

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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby JBaum » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:44 pm

I'd give $100 for the stock..... looks great.
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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby 42rocker » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:44 pm

Ok, that's one part sold. Next up for bid is the extra top cover....

With a closer look that fully working machine gun might just have a problem the grip stick is not attached to the receiver.... Therefore I don't think that it would even work.... Even thought they almost shut down the airport over a gun that might not even work...

Look at the grip stick lack of hook up....

Next looking at the front of a few rounds.... Do those look like crimped bullets or blanks????

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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby JBaum » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:29 pm

Yeah, stand back everybody. It's a dangerous piece of hardware here. We're lucky they didn't call the bomb squad for a controlled detonation. This is almost as bad as the Japanese earthquake! We're lucky to have survived. Better get everyone some oxygen, just in case. Move along now.

On a more rational note, it looks like crimped blanks in the belt, and that the split pin for mounting the grip had the heads rust off. The bolt is probably permanently rusted to the barrel, and the recuperator is a hollow tube with rusty particles that used to be springs. Whew, it gets more dangerous by the second. I bet ATF could get it to fire a double tap if you give them the chance to put someone in jail.

Considering that the receiver is legal to own in may European countries, and that it's the bolt and barrel that can't be functional, I'm not seeing the big deal here.

I still like the stock.
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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby 42rocker » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:52 pm

John, I thought that you bought the stock..... Wait was it in the US mail,,, maybe you can buy it in the left over stuff auction that some of the sold twice stuff keeps showing up in.

Also like your statements....

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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby Taurus454 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:15 pm

Where do you see the actual gun? It is not in the link. Are you guys perhaps just making up "bits"? Pretty fun if you are [diz]

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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby 42rocker » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:27 pm

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7th post down lists site with photo

"""Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?
Post by searchandfind » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:34 am
oakrodent wrote:It's a Yugo, look at the barrel door latch

It does not look like a MG53:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8300-504083_162- ... word=MG-42

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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby JBaum » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:08 pm

Here's a working link: http://www.cbsnews.com/8300-504083_162- ... word=MG-42

For the technically challenged (before it's removed from the original website):
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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby 42rocker » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:09 am

John
Just have to ask... What did you like about the butt stock so much? The single metal band and not the wire wrap or ????
Also Thanks for fixing that link for me.

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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby JBaum » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:53 am

It's just nice looking wood, not beat, chipped, or worn. It's not that I don't already have a nice bakelite and a nice wood buttstock..... I just appreciate what I see. The rest of the gun is a beater.
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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby DARIVS ARCHITECTVS » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:45 pm

jbaum wrote:It's just nice looking wood, not beat, chipped, or worn. It's not that I don't already have a nice bakelite and a nice wood buttstock..... I just appreciate what I see. The rest of the gun is a beater.


I agree with John. The wood is in exceptional shape. The corners on the rear end are not bashed all to hell from having the gun rest on the ground on the end of the stock. Usually you seen the tips of the stock rounded over from abuse.
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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby www.Prussia.us » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:48 pm

A close family friend over in Germany after the war ended oiled the dickens out of his Mg34, placed it in its transit case, and then encased it in cement within his front door step at his house.

Assuming he was not lying, someday, some home-owner in Germany will find a neat surprise during a renovation. Hopefully it will be well into the future so that the gun can be taken to a museum and properly cared for.
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Re: Someone order an Mg42 from Lithuania?

Postby JBaum » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:56 pm

Considering that concrete is able to be easily penetrated by water, that gun won't be recognizable if it's ever found. Too bad. Concrete is a horrible way to try to preserve anything. A vapor barrier such as a sealed plastic pipe, or even having it covered in grease and wrapped in plastic sheets would be far better. A wood box in concrete is death by rust waiting to happen.
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