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Old December 28, 2016, 10:08 AM   #1
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Help me ID this captured enemy MG!

So it was Halloween 2011, RC East, Paktika Provice Afganistan. Captured a couple enemy combatants holding up inside a small house and discovered what they were defending inside. Was not able to identify this machine gun and at the time and continued mission. I've been unable to find anyone that knows what it is or a country of origin.

If I remember correctly the round size was comparable to a 7.62. Looks similar to a Chinese 77 I suppose but not exact. Any help is appreciated.

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Old December 28, 2016, 10:31 AM   #2
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Russian Goryunov SG-43 SGM. Later model. 7.62x54R.

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Old December 28, 2016, 11:56 AM   #3
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Wow that was fast thanks! too bad we had to destroy all these old antique guns. It hurt to see them torch cut. We captured a MG42, Thompson, DPMS, PPSH etc. Cool old war relics. Thanks for the ID!
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Old December 28, 2016, 12:43 PM   #4
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Never saw one on a bipod before.
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Old December 28, 2016, 04:33 PM   #5
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It may have a few field modifications. That bipod looks a little skinny
for a full size beltfed. That rear "anti-aircraft" sight is a bit whacky too.
Usually they are further forward and have a tall second sighting point.

At least there is no visible wire, hose clamps or duct tape-----

Still a nice example of a Russian medium machine gun that you don't see
very often.
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Old December 28, 2016, 08:29 PM   #6
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They were traditionally mounted on a carriage with wheels and a small shield for the operator, or on other mounts for stability. Looks like they put a PKM bipod on what I presume to be the gas tube. Looks very awkward to fire from that position, to say the least. You'd have to constantly be holding up the rear end while firing. The height of the rear sight doesn't look matched to the front sight either except maybe at extreme distances. I wonder if the individual(s) who put that example together knew what they were doing and had a purpose for the modifications or were just improvising.
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