I was showing some friends around Elizabeth Castle here in Jersey, Channel Islands and took the following pictures of the MG.42 which is on display. Nothing amazing but what I did find interesting was the replacing of the anti aircraft ring sight mounting bracket from on top og the barrel shroud to the position it is now seen in. There is also another "modification" which I could not work out what it was for. Also the AA arm on the main sight block is missing. This was a modification made here on the Island by a waffenmeister I am sure as the local museum was offered one of each type of gun used here by the Germans by the Liberating Forces and this will be one of those and not a post war import.
Has anyone else seen anything similar done to a gun elsewhere. I would be interested to know.
All the best from Jersey.