Which German factory built the nicest Mg42s

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During WW2 which mg42s had the best fit/ finish ? I'm not asking about which are most rare which factory produced the very nicest.
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Very interesting question.
I believe that the receiver was only made by 4 companies and 5 companies made the finished MG42.

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I know as time went on they went downhill. 43' is the best year and later in it started to degrade shortcuts lack of stamps ect.I was curious whose were nicest.DFB and CRA had the nicest markings
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Ok, anyone have any original ones that we can talk about for this thread??

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Uh,huh. Mine is original. I even have a matching number barrael.
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What typeis yours John?
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Mine is CRA

For those who don't have Michael Heidler's German manufacturers code book (excellent source), here's a link to an older online listing.

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