MG34 & MG42 LECTURE

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    MG34 & MG42 LECTURE

    Post  Paul Salomone on Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:46 pm

    Hi all, As many of you may know, I am also a collector of firearms,and am in possession of the famous MG34 and MG42. It is not every day that these two fine machineguns can be viewed. If any of the members, especially those who are in Armoured vehicles and WW2 German Figures, are interested, I can bring along these two beauties to the club and even organise a lecture covering the history of these german machineguns.

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    Re: MG34 & MG42 LECTURE

    Post  Ray on Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:14 pm

    Count me in Paul cheers

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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:23 pm

    Interesting...... cheers

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    Post  Wayne on Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:09 pm

    Definitely interested Paul. Would be Gr8


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    Post  Tancred on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:10 pm


    Count me in too cheers


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    Post  Paul Salomone on Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:49 am

    Thanks for the positive feedback,

    The lecture will be presented next Wednesday the 16th of November,at the Club premises at around 7.15pm. I shall be giving a brief history of the machine guns as used by the German Army from 1900 to 1945 to start with, moving on to the interwar years which lead to the development of the MG34 and finally the Mg42. I will also give a full description of the accessories used by the machinegunner and the armourer in order to maintain and service the guns.

    See you all next Wednesday.


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    Post  iCocker on Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:24 am

    Most interesting Paul, by chance do you also have that small pouch with teh asbestos cloth for changing the barrel, would like to see it and what's in it ... I have in hand one of the best reproduced MG42 in resin 1/35 scale, will bring along to compare and see how it needs to be painted properly.

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    Post  Joseph on Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:23 am

    Well done Smile

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    Interesting Paul...

    Post  Dottore on Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:29 am

    would love to see them in person!

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    MG34 & MG42 LECTURE

    Post  Paul Salomone on Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:28 am

    Hi Ivan, Yes, I do have it. it is part of the gunner pouch. I shall bring it with me next wednesday. The asbestos cloth was refered to as the HOT MITT. The gunners pouch, was a very important piece of field gear, as it held the tools required for the maintenance of the machine gun, a ruptured shell extruder, starter tabs and a spare bolt. early models were made from Leather, but the later versions were made from canvas. The one I have is in leather. My next step is the purchase of the lafette mounting. But as I said, one step at a time. The cost of a decent lafette mount ranges from Euro 1,750.00 to Euro 2,500.00. To that you must also add another Euro 2,500.00 for the illuminated scope and another Euro 800.00 for the battery box + interconnecting cables, from the scope to the battery box. Early war period battery boxes were made in leather, but as the was progressed, leather was put aside and were fabricated from sheet steel.

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    Re: MG34 & MG42 LECTURE

    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:33 pm

    REMINDER FOR TOMORROW - A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE AN MG34 AND AN MG42 AT THE CLUB PRMEISES

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    Re: MG34 & MG42 LECTURE

    Post  iCocker on Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:50 am

    Well done to Paul for an interesting lecture and wonderful collection of MGs, also well done for all who brought over those beautiful models and work in progress! Prosit!


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    Post  Joseph on Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:15 am

    Seems that I have missed a very intresting club meeting Sad Mad , if anyone took any photos please share.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:26 am

    Well done Paul ...a really interesting talk....very informative...prosit habib cheers cheers
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    Re: MG34 & MG42 LECTURE

    Post  Wayne on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:08 am

    Too bad I missed it Mad

    As Joe said, if anyone took any photos please DO share.


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    Re: MG34 & MG42 LECTURE

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:47 pm

    Great experience, an excellent occasion to see the real thing and also learn about it. Well done and thanks Paul. Looking forward to similar talks.

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    Re: MG34 & MG42 LECTURE

    Post  Ray on Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:58 am

    AFAIK TanKRed took some shots Twisted Evil not with those awesome MG's Evil or Very Mad but with his mobile Laughing

    So TanKRed please upload ASAP Suspect

    Joking apart, it was an incredible experience drooling over those beauties & hearing Paul's passionate & elaborate explanations, so thumbs up & keep it up & thank you I love you

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    Re: MG34 & MG42 LECTURE

    Post  iCocker on Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:40 am

    May I just add we had also sound effects of how the MG34 is plunged lol! surely that is not captured on the images!

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    Re: MG34 & MG42 LECTURE

    Post  Tancred on Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:06 pm

    So here are some photos Smile of the MG34, MG42 and the MoP



























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    Re: MG34 & MG42 LECTURE

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:47 pm

    prosit Tancred tal pic's.......u prosit Paul ...so these were the beast that killed so many.... Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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