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MG 42 Genuine?

Article about: Hi all,this is my mg42..is the body original german? it have the AA scope mount + the AA sight,but i cannot read the markings!!

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    Hi all,this is my mg42..is the body original german?
    it have the AA scope mount + the AA sight,but i cannot read the markings!!

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    Hi! I think the barrel is post WWII, with a number code, also the cover.

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    yes, i know this,but the body is original?!?!

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    Well, the markings that you have shown us are definitely German Waffenamt markings...
    Glenn

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    We must see the left rear part of the "body".

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    this is the left part!

    it is some rusty,in your opinion is better if i clean it or i leave it so?!?!
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    try Kroil for rust removal. Guys on Gun Boards Forum recommend this for removing rust from KAR 98s. Get as much rust off as you can and then protect exterior metal by wiping down with a silicone cloth. Provides rust protection. That is an awesome looking gun and one of the best. I am sure you paid a good amount for this piece even if a deact. Congradulations on a beautiful weapon. Think it fired 1500 rounds per minute or something like that.

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    i know the EVAPORUST ! not bad product,and it works well!,it give a nice iron-black finish after the use
    anyway, i hope i could post an HD picture of it..

    P.s
    someone have one 7,92 gurt with 50 rounds for sale?

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    Here is the hd picture!

    rusty or clean?
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    Hello lallop, Yes the body is WW2 German, you have a Steyr made 42. In the picture taken of the top rear of the receiver is the waffenamt code WaA623 this is for Steyr. Also in the picture of the left rear of the receiver, below the '3' in the serial number 5053b you can see the letter 'z' and to its left the top part of the letter 'n'. This is 'bnz' the manufacturers code that Steyr used on there 42s until late 1944 when it changed to 'swj'. Also if you look above the serial number hopefully you will find the date code, and it will be date coded and not dated, 42s made in 1942 and early 1943 are dated, not date coded but your serial number in the 'b' block is too high (5053'b') so you are looking for the following date codes above the serial number, 'GZ' mid-late 1943, 'PJ' 1944. I have the odd 42 one of which is a Steyr which is date coded 'PJ' (1944) I know the 'bnz' looks more like 'dnz' but it is 'bnz' and below it a dated 42 not date coded. Click image for larger version. 

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