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mashuhuri
December 2, 2004, 05:02 AM
Recently I came across what I thought was a MG42. On closer inspection however, the left side plate was stamped GM63 1966, as well as with what appears to be a Reinnmetal manufacturing stamp and an eagle image. Can anybody please assist with more information on this weapon please?

PMDW
December 2, 2004, 05:15 PM
MG3. Essentially an MG42 in .308

shaggy
December 2, 2004, 06:31 PM
Seems to be some sort of post-war or transitional variant of the '42 before the MG1/MG3/MG74. The booster appears to be that of a 7.62x51 MG1 or MG3, but the feed tray is not the late MG3 type with clip attachment for the HK 50rd drums, and it has a wood stock (not the Styer green synthetic). Your best bet for a definitive answer would be to get your hands on a copy of Folke Myrvang's book "MG34-MG42 GERMAN UNIVERSAL MACHINEGUNS". Very cool find though.

mashuhuri
December 3, 2004, 08:35 AM
Shaggy, thank you for the direction you have pointed me in. I got hold of the contact details of Mr Myrvang and forwarded all the information about this weapon to him for an opinion. I will most certainly share his reply with all of you.

abelew
December 23, 2004, 06:31 PM
Where did you take that picture? Govt. firearms warehouse? Auction? Am just curious.