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SN J.M.C. 04254. Cal. 8mm. 19-3/4″ bbl. Iconic and penultimate model German machine gun FG 42 Type G (2nd Model with 90 degree hand grip). Firing as a select fire machine gun, this rifle utilizes the full power 8mm Mauser cartridge and includes one orig 20-rnd magazine. Production of the earliest FG-42’s occurred in 1942 with the final prototype, the early Type C Model being presented to Hitler by Hermann Goring as a Christmas present. Subsequently, Hitler decreed that the Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 should be issued to the paratroopers. Specifications demanded a light, but robust automatic weapon, capable of reliable, accurate, long-range fire. There was an evolution of models culminating in this G Model offered here. Heinrich Krieghoff of Suhl with code (fzs) made most of the FG-42 type weapons which totaled, including all models, fewer than 7,500 units. This particular specimen was at one time deactivated by cutting the receiver underneath the wooden buttstock in two places. It was later re-welded and re-manufactured as a full transferable machine gun and will transfer as such. Reweld is totally invisible when buttstock is in place and does not affect the serviceability in any way. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. Marked on underside of receiver behind pistol grip, “J.M. CARNEY / 7243 MAIN ST / WESTMORELAND, N. Y. ” with additional, “J.M.C. 04254”. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine to near excellent. Orig smooth grey finish. Starting to turn a pleasing patina in places with about 90% of the finish remaining overall. Bore is extremely fine and bright with strong rifling. Grips are also an extremely fine, pleasing red-brown Bakelite. Wood is also extremely fine to near excellent with a small chip on the left side of the butt right at the very edge. It is this catalogers estimation after more than 30 years collecting NFA firearms that there are very few registered specimens of all models of the FG-42 within the United States. This offering is a significant opportunity for the advanced German military weapon enthusiast. These guns seldom surface for sale, and this specimen is exceedingly attractive, and would make a great display specimen, or gather crowds at the range. 51834-1 JWK (150,000-200,000) – Lot 1700

Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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