Original German WWII MG 34/42 Steel Ammunition Can - WW2 Marked
Original Item: WWII German manufactured and marked Steel 250 round can, designed to contain five 50 round steel belts (belts not included). These original WW2 German manufactured cans are in decent condition and saw service post war, so paint colors and condition vary. All bear WW2 dates and/or manufacturer codes and/or waffen amts.
This is the very last of the real deal! it's simply an excellent authentic accessory to any German MG collection. VERY, VERY FEW Available, so act quickly. Note: WW2 Markings vary, we cannot honor specific request but they will be authentic WW2 markings. Good Condition. Special Select is a good idea on these if you have specific requests or needs.
History of the MG 34-
The Maschinengewehr 34, or MG 34, is a German recoil-operated air-cooled machine gun, first tested in 1929, introduced in 1934, and issued to units in 1936. It accepts the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge, and is generally considered the world's first general-purpose machine gun.
The versatile MG 34 was arguably the most advanced machine gun in the world at the time of its deployment. Its combination of exceptional mobility being light enough to be carried by one man and high rate of fire (of up to 900 rounds per minute) was unmatched. It entered service in great numbers following Hitler's repudiation of the Versailles Treaty in 1936, and was first tested by German troops aiding Franco's Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War.
History of the MG 42-
The MG 42 (shortened from German: Maschinengewehr 42, or "machine gun 42") is a 7.92×57mm Mauser general purpose machine gun designed in Nazi Germany and used extensively by the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS during the second half of World War II. Intended to replace the more expensive and time-consuming to manufacture frontline MG 34, they ended up produced in tandem until the end of the war.
The MG 42 has a proven record of reliability, durability, simplicity, and ease of operation, but is most notable for its ability to produce a high volume of suppressive fire. The MG 42 had one of the highest average cyclic rate of any single-barreled man-portable machine gun: between 1,200 and 1,500 rpm, which results in a distinctive muzzle report.
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