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Trying to ID crest on my MG42 top cover

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    Hey guys,ive been told the crest is yugoslavian but just wanted to check with the experts,thanks SeanClick image for larger version. 

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    Hi Sean, your ID is correct. Yugoslavian. So correctly the gun is an M53.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks Ade,for some reason I thought the M53 was made in 1953 and the 1943 date in the crest had me a bit muddled..cheers for the help!

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    The date is the founding date of the Yugoslav communist republic and actually has nothing to do with the date of manufacture of the gun. This often causes confusion.

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    Ah righto..thanks Ade

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    Just wait until you encounter 'Factory 44' on something Yugoslav...

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    Just for the sake of completeness, allow me to add that the abbreviation "ФНРЈ" [= "FHRJ"] stands for "Федеративне Народне Републике Југославије" / "Federativna Narodna Republika Jugoslavija" i.e. "Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia".

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