Well IMA has posted up a MG42 Display machine gun. With interesting wording about the receiver.
Note it is easy to bash IMA about a lot of things as several folks have done over the years. But we should remember that they do have to find it, buy it and then market it. In their doing that we can see a lot of interesting things if we Look for them. In this case we get to see the rear antiaircraft sights. Something you normally don't see and a lot of markings on this MG42. Look at it and review it, what do you think of it? There could be added extra marks or whatever, look, Learn from it. It has a WW2 front sight style area. Should there be holes, crimp marks for that style and receiver maker?
Ok, the only post war part that I see on the MG42 is the flash hider lever latch, has post war numbering.
What do you see?? Anything? https://www.ima-usa.com/products/origin ... t=20190118
Now pricing -- They are asking $5,495. for a display MG42. Maybe it will sell maybe not. I'll bet it does. So that said -- What is a Working MG42 worth in Semi auto.
1st you have the ones that are put together with all kinds to parts. yugo and German and post war and modern
2nd the ones that have been made using current receiver parts (think brp, wiselite, others)
3rd ones that have been made from a WW2 German receiver and then nothing added but German parts.
Wow, that gives me a few things to think about. Anone care to think about posting a value or two as to what they think working semi auto MG42's are worth??