What did I find???? MG42
Talking about MG42 Front Sight areas. Which is German and which is yugo??
Which is which??
Do to a Great study which I'll add the link to Sunday night.
Link to the Great Christian Kada Study
We can tell the difference between which company made the receiver by studying the Front Sight area. Important well yes and no. My MG42 shoots great I don't care if the front end is "Ford" the middle "Chevy" and the rear is yugo. Ok this is not for you.
Yes, I want a full German MG42 not some "Frankenstein" put together that is said to be all German. Knowing this information is important to you then. Of course most of ours are put together from receiver parts.
Myself I would like all of the parts to have been made by the same company and then have the correct parts in it. That's me of course.
Well on with the pics and Questions.
There are 4 different Front Sight areas in the study. I'm adding one, #5.
1st "double U"
2nd "long step"
3rd "short step"
5th "post war mg3"
Take a guess which 3 are German, WW2??
Now lets try to match them up with the pics and then look for the yugo one. Then #5 post war mg3
A. ---- answer ----- 5th "post war mg3" German post war
B. ---- answer ----- 2nd "long step" German WW2
Yes those are cotter pins someday I'll finish it, till then I'll just enjoy it as is.
C. ---- answer ----- 1st "double U" German WW2
D. ---- answer ----- 3rd "short step" German WW2
E. ---- answer ----- 4th "yugo"
Bonus Time: in this pic you see a barrel gate door. Whats above it and Why and Was this done to every receiver from that company???? ---- answer ----- A folded piece of metal that was install to keep the rear sight pin in. Seems it was only done for a brief period at only one factory
Bonus Time Extra Points: in these 2 pics you see two different front ends. In the crimped area which one would you call "with holes" and which "no holes"
Little Gun Porn. I still need to adjust it and then go shoot it. Can't wait.
Left yugo "no holes" right "with holes"
Left "no holes" "long step" right "holes" "double U"