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Posted: 8/14/2011 4:51:38 AM EDT
When did the MG-42 charging change from the horizontal type similar to the MG-34 to the verticle type that is seen on MG-3s?
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 5:11:37 AM EDT
I'm not sure what you are asking.  As far as I know, all MG42's are set up like this...

Link Posted: 8/14/2011 5:16:17 AM EDT
Im guessing when they produced the Mg42?
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 5:20:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 5:25:16 AM EDT
Yep found it thanks
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 5:50:02 AM EDT

there was 2 kinds of MG42 charging handles.

One was a solid horizontal handle sticking out kind of like a MG34.  It didn't have a cam action and was judged too hard to pull back.  It was replaced with the vertical tube looking type seen in most pictures.

This vertical tube looking version had a cam action that made charging a whole lot easier.

Link Posted: 8/14/2011 6:11:12 AM EDT
The old type handle is kind of rare.  After going through several hundred parts kits, I still have only ever seen one in pictures.

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