FG42


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FG42Paratrooper Rifle
FG42Fallschirmjäger Gewehr 42 (German rifle)
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As development continued they copied the overall layout, bolt, and gas piston system (which in itself was ironically an improvement of the WWI-era Lewis Gun) of the FG42. From the MG42 they borrowed the top cover and belt feed system.
A: I've had the opportunity to handle and fire one of the SMG replica semiautomatic FG42 rifles and was mightily impressed with it!
On appearance alone, the FG42 belongs atop the list of "unique and unforgettable" arms.
I use a lot of cleaner/degreaser on the inside of the FG42, and the spray is handy for a pre-soak.
This system of breech locking was later employed in the World-War II German FG42 and then subsequently in the dreadful U.S.
Q: In your article on the book Death From Above about the FG42, you mentioned purchasing a ZF-4 scope for your rifle made by Meopta.
Because of this, the MP38 is the rarest of the rare and the most highly prized acquisition any collector of German World-War-II-era small arms can obtain, with the exception of the rifle-caliber FG42.
German paratroopers also had the select-fire 8mm FG42, which is so rare today samples cost tens of thousands of dollars.
A while back I read a feature on Nazi Germany's FG42 rifle in the NRA's American Rifleman (I'm a life member, you should join, too).
Chapter 2 provides the reader with a brief two-page explanation of "Assault Rifle Operating and Locking Systems." It's a uniquely useful synopsis, as many readers are probably not familiar with methods of operation such as the long-stroke-gas-piston, as found on the World-War-II-era German FG42 and the Sturmgewehr and the subsequent Stoner 63.
The pistol grip is more than a little reminiscent of the last (or Type 'F') model of the World-War-II-era German FG42 (Fallschirmjagergewehr 1942).
It somewhat reminded us of a German Fallschirmjager Gewehr FG42 crossed with a Johnson light machinegun.