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My full auto MG42

Article about: I own an all original worn finish and matching MG42 bring back from WW2. Luckily it was registered before the 1968 and 1986 cutoffs, so it is civilian ownable. This thing has a ridiculously

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    You must be rich to fire that at the range, i bet 7.92mm ammo aint cheap now!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Quote by No1canuck View Post
    Yep thats a well know fact.

    Steve
    Got any documentation? I find a reference on page 202 of Myrang's book giving a cyclic rate of fire for the MG42V at 1800 rounds per minute but this model was not a production model.

    D 166/1 the first German manual for the MG42 lists the rate of fire at 1500 rounds per minute.

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    You must be rich to fire that at the range, i bet 7.92mm ammo aint cheap now!...
    Easy conversion to 7.62 NATO.

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    Hello All,

    I should have said first off what a great looking Mg42 has been posted here!

    With regards the rate of fire this may help.

    The first German wartime manual for the Mg42 (D166/1) lists the cyclic rate as 1,500 with the 10mm booster cone.

    At the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in America in 1943 using a captured Mg42 with captured German Ammunition the rate was recorded as being 1,335 (low by German standards!) and a rate of 1,515 with American made 7.92mm ammunition.
    Although the report from Aberdeen doesn't state the size of the booster cone I think given the figures it's safe to say it was 10mm!

    In spring of 1946, again at the Aberdeen Proving grounds the Americans again evaluated the Mg42 this time using later war models (post 1942 manufacture with the common 11.5mm booster cone) and not surprisingly they showed lower rates of fire.
    German manufactured ammunition = 1,140 (bipod) 1,260 (tripod)
    American made 7.92mm = 1,309.

    Jonathan.

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    Those are closer to the numbers I am aware of.

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    for all that ,its a very nice weapon to have.

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    Simply awesome. Think you got the holy grail of World War 2 German weapons. Believe it has what is called a roller-locking action? Must be worth a small fortune. Thanks for sharing a real treasure with us.

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    Still an excellent weapon. My nephew was still using them in the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan a couple of years back.

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    Quote by michaelkih View Post
    My MG34 has single shot and full auto, but this MG42 is full auto only. There is no selector on them.
    It can done if you load one round at a time for an accuracy check. Otherwise it's a 3 - 4 round burst with a heavy bolt.

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    Quote by michaelkih View Post
    My MG34 has single shot and full auto, but this MG42 is full auto only. There is no selector on them.
    Thats correct MG 34 is select fie the MG 42 full auto only. I've only heard of the early ones shooting around 1500 rpm. You can slow the 42 down by converting it to MG 3 parts and booster. My all matching Mauser made 42 runs a little over 1000 rpm with the 7.62X51 conversion parts. Which is all I shoot it in. Fortunately I bought a lifetime supply of both 7.62X51 and 8mm when Portuguese was 15 cent a round linked and 8mm was a little less for Yugo 8mm and 39 and 40's dated brass cased sure fire
    8mm still in their 300 round carriers. 20 15 round boxes per carrier which is what I shoot in the 34.

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