Hi to everyone,
the time has now arrived for me to purchase an MG34, however having read the posts on this forum regarding fakes etc it has made me worry a little about spending lots of money of something that is not as it may seem !
I want something in good condition and original, as with all my items I collect its nice to know they are genuine and if I ever needed to I could sell them as 100% genuine. I would also hate to think something I have admired for years on my shelf was actually a pile of scrap metal.
Should I steer clear of Russian captures ? to me personally this adds interest as they must have been being used when captured by the Russians, however it seems they are lass favored by seasoned collectors ?
Are there any maker marks/codes I should look out for ? Is it common to find fake waffe stamps ?
How do I know a gun is genuine and not simply made or donor parts that have been added later ?
should I be weary of recently deactivated weapons ?
I will probably buy from a dealer for a bit of security does anyone know of a reputable dealer in the UK has anyone had any dealings with Arundel Militaria ?
I would be so grateful for any advice offered, its such a shame people are so dishonest !!!!!!!