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Do they still make the MG42?

Do they still make the MG42?

The MG 42 (shortened from German: Maschinengewehr 42, or “machine gun 42”) is a 7.92×57mm Mauser general-purpose machine gun designed in Nazi Germany and used extensively by the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS during the second half of World War II….

MG 42
In service 1942–present
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Was mg34 better than MG42?

Designed and put into service in 1942, the MG 42 with its stamped metal parts was cheaper, easier to produce, more reliable, more user-friendly and arguably more lethal than the MG 34. The new gun boasted a nearly 100% increase in range to 2000 meters and 50% increase in rate of fire to 1500 rounds per minute.

Do Germans still use MG42?

The MG3 and its latest version, the H&K MG5, come from the MG42, which is the infamous portable machine gun that started it all. This weapon was so well made that to this very day, the modern German Armed forces are still using what is essentially the same friggin machine gun they used all the way back in World War II.

Is the MG42 inaccurate?

With staged demonstrations of American and German automatic weapons, the film insists that while the German machine gun has a much higher rate of fire than its American counterpart, the MG-42 does not possess the same degree of accuracy as an American machine gun.

Is the MG3 better than the MG42?

The MG3 is identical in operation to the MG42 and uses the same recoil-operated, roller-locked action. At 23 pounds, the MG3 is slightly lighter than the MG42 was. Rheinmetall also made attempts to slow the weapon’s extremely high rate of fire by introducing a heavier bolt and a stronger buffer.

Is the M60 based on MG42?

Derived from the German MG42 of World War II, the M60 was the standard platoon machine gun in Vietnam, replacing the M1919A6 Browning .

Is the MG 34 still used?

It was intended to be replaced in infantry service by the MG 42, but there were never enough MG 42s, and MG 34s continued to be used in all roles until the end of World War II.

Why did the MG42 fire so fast?

The reasons are to due with the weight of the weapons (in terms of KG, not bullet size) resulting in a weapon that is more controllable at higher rates of fire and the advantages of Belt vs magazine fed systems.

What country still uses the MG42?

The MG42 continued to serve in the post-war West German Bundeswehr. Rechambered so it would fire the NATO 7.62-millimeter cartridge, the Germans designated the weapon the MG3. It kept its blistering rate of fire. Today Germany and 30 other countries still use Hitler’s buzz saw.

Is the mg3 an MG42?

The MG 3 is a German general-purpose machine gun chambered for the 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge. The weapon’s design is derived from the World War II era MG 42 Einheitsmaschinengewehr (Universal machine gun) that fired the 7.92×57mm Mauser round….MG 3 machine gun.

MG 3
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Is it easy to build an MG42?

When my MG42’s are done they have all the correct rivet heads in all the correct places, inside and out and it is quite easy to do. I will show every step for you first time builders.

How to tell the difference between MG42 and M53?

It is hard to tell the difference be tween the M53 and MG42 unless you look really close at markings and whether or not the AA bracket is in place.

How to build an MG-42 with BRP receiver?

oakrodent Re: MG-42 step by step build with BRP receiver « Reply #16 on:January 23, 2010, 11:07:49 AM » • Quote 64: Grind down all the weld. Drill out the rear recoup bolt hole with a 7/32 drill bit. Install rear recoup bolt and tighten nut. 65: Cut 15 small rivets to the same thickness as the rail.

Is there a step by step build for an oakrodent MG-42?

MG-42 step by step build with BRP receiver oakrodent MG-42 step by step build with BRP receiver « on:January 16, 2010, 12:02:36 PM » I have this build posted on MG42.US and though this would be a great place to put it also.I decided show a step by step build of one of my BRP receiver.