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MG42 Barrel: WW2 or Post war?

Article about: Was interested in this MG42, but the barrel has no WaA so wondering if it's post war, any help is highly appreicated!

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    Default MG42 Barrel: WW2 or Post war?

    Was interested in this MG42, but the barrel has no WaA so wondering if it's post war, any help is highly appreicated!

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    Hello,

    It's almost impossible to say for sure, you would need to be able to see the markings on the breech. As the barrels welded in place your a bit stuck. As you say no WaA visable on the barrel. I can say for sure it's a late war made Steyr with original finish. From the pictures I can see no post war parts and the AA finger sight is still present. Post war it's been used by the Austrian Army (BH) stamp on the receiver. I for one like it.
    Jonathan.

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    Cheers Jonathan, I really wanted it to be ww2 as its awesome, thank you for the help mate!

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    Oh I forgot to say, do you think the barrel is still 7.92?

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    Same problem really, if we knew the cal we could tell if it were post war or not.

    Jonathan.

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    Yes, 7.62 would be a post war nato barrel right?

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    Quote by HetzersGonnaHetz View Post
    Yes, 7.62 would be a post war nato barrel right?
    Correct.

    Jonathan.

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    Ayyyyy, I know something hahaha😂

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    Photos of feed tray and cover
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    Bolt and top cover
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