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Posted: 9/21/2005 4:02:37 PM EDT

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:10:30 PM EDT
very nice! both models to boot! i ahev always liked the FG42. i wish someone would make a semi copy in .308 that used something like FAL mags.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:30:05 PM EDT
do you fire these weapons?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:52:44 PM EDT
They are not mine. If they were, I would certainly fire them. The owner has never fired them as he is afraid to break them and not have parts. I think he needs to fire them once.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:13:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:13:07 PM EDT
VERY nice. I think they were a neat weapon that had potential. Except I think the 700 round per minute rate of fire was a little high for a 20rd box magazine weapon.

Recoil has to be brutal in full auto.

I probably would be a little sissy... I wouldn't want to break anything. From what I understand, the krauts only made about 20,000 of them.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 5:20:52 AM EDT
Wow, thats some nice stuff!

For a German weapon collector, there are two I'll NEVER own. Jesus, they are expensive.

I would buy one of the Japanese copies, they are super nice, but hard to find too. Sarco had some but those scumbags won't ship dummy guns or copies to NYS, which makes no sense since they are not illegal here....

But, your friend has two exquisite pieces there. For the love of god, he really needs to shoot them, even if it is just once! George Peterson (big time Fallschirmjager collector) fires his....if you have ever seen the book "Death From Above", the Collectors Grade book on the FG-42, that is him on the front cover, and several of the guns in the book are his....and there are pics of him firing them in it.

And, hell, even if god forbid the worse happens, and a part breaks....I don't think that would even effect the value that much, they are that rare....
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:42:00 PM EDT
Wouldn't it be possible to produce them for retail for around $3,000, would demand be that high?

Thier stamping doesnt look exactly that advanced or complicated. As for recoil, IIRC they use a recoil damper in the stock similiar to the spring in the AR stock.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 5:27:32 AM EDT
the non-functional Shoei replicas go for $1400-$1700, so i would imagine that there would be demand for a real one in that price range you are talking about.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 5:39:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 8:37:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2005 8:37:49 AM EDT by MauserMark]

Originally Posted By cool-e:

how do you guys get a hold of these things?
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 12:12:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2005 12:13:32 PM EDT by cool-e]

Originally Posted By MauserMark:

Originally Posted By cool-e:

how do you guys get a hold of these things?

There are 4 FG42's in the pic and they belong to one person who took them to Knob Creek a couple of years ago. Sad to say they don't belong to me.

ETA: Robert, as usual, your photos are fantastic.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 12:14:41 PM EDT
Awsome pictures. Your friend in one lucky guy.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 12:20:27 PM EDT
thats some awesome history!
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 5:35:20 AM EDT
I bet those things have some mad recoil.
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