August 8, 2010, 10:59 PM
So, who's the hotshot who can identify this piece? It's one of the several new guns I've uploaded to the web site (Forgotten Weapons (http://www.forgottenweapons.com)) this evening (looking at the site before you figure it out is cheating!). :)
August 8, 2010, 11:07 PM
MG42 but could be a modern MG3 (although I don't think so given the grip). Possibly the Yugo version of it...what was it called? M53 or something along those lines?
August 8, 2010, 11:09 PM
OK, now having looked at your site, I see that I was wrong. But at least it was an interesting read.
August 8, 2010, 11:14 PM
Yeah, maybe I should have said right off the bat that it's not an MG42...
August 8, 2010, 11:25 PM
Saginaw Steering Gear MG42 trail model in 30 government? t24?................. Baahah i know i am right i was reading the wiki mg42 article last week has to be that.
August 8, 2010, 11:33 PM
And that's why I like THR - the depth of knowledge. :)
It is, in fact, the US experimental version of the MG42 in .30-06 (aka T24). Here's another of this pictures I uploaded:
The distinguishing features you can see are the attachment points for the US tripod, the US-style rear sight, and the US bipod. Note the 1944 date on the caption.