Not exactly WW2 - this is a Yugo refurbished, technically, however, I believe it is actually Yugo post war construction.
It arrived today beautifully packed and shipped quickly from IMA-USA - Christian said they once had 75 of these, and are now down to the last three.
I admit it is NOT for the hard core collector, but for novices like me this is awesome, much closer to authentic than the HK style post war lafettes.
It has a heavy layer of cosmo on it, and I will be repainting it, for film work. Both the range plate and vin number are in Yugo, so I may trade those out for repro German ones.
I looked around for a long time trying to find one in my price range and did find cheaper ones in Europe, but shipping and customs issues more than made this a better option.
Interesting reading in the Musgrave & Oliver book, German Machine-guns, taking an LMG and mounting it on the Lafette converted it's official status to HMG. Nice to know i know I have an HMG!
That's all for today.