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MG42 v MG3

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    Hi guys, just wanted anyones opinions on these MG's. Before I left the military I was privileged enough to go on an exchange visit to the German School of Infantry at Hammelburg. Of course my favourite was to fire the MG3. I have fired a WW2 MG42 and apart from the rate of fire, there is not alot of difference between them, lets face it an old saying, "if its not broken dont fix it" I was wondering if any of you guys have had any experience like this?

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    Had to keep this one separate, how nice is that
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    BTW funny old thing but when we went we landed at Munich and by chance the Bier Fest was on
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    Hi Ben,

    I've extensively shot the italian version of the MG 42, called MG42/59. The fire ratio is also slower than the original "jigsaw". It was fun and I miss it!

    I found on web, a test with MG42/59 ...don't look at the dork handling it, look at the "baby"

    ArmieTiro.it - FilmatiFoto - Mg 42 e Mg 42/59

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    Matt, did the Italian army build and use these? This is the first I have seen one of these. BTW the bloke is a dork, he has no clue of the correct drills for the weapon
    Ben

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    Hi Ben,
    MG42/59 is produced by Beretta under Rheinmetall License , with parts made by Motofides-Whitehead and Franchi.

    They guy has no clue on how to handle the MG !
    regards
    Matt

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    Hi Ben, I have fired one live as well. A true WW2 dated MG42. It was with the MOD last year.

    Did you guys have a stupid grin on your face afterwards too?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Mate grin, Ade I was a professional soldier, it gave me a hard on!!!!!
    Ben

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    uhmmm ...nothing like the Browning M2 .50 anyway

    I have to look for some pics...but I have very few because we weren't allowe d to bring camera (digital cameras did not exist ) during exercises...

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    Quote by BKG View Post
    uhmmm ...nothing like the Browning M2 .50 anyway
    That is also a nice weapon to fire
    Ben

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