Item:
ON13582

Original WWII Czech ZB-30 German MG30(t) Display Machine Gun with Waffenamt WaA63 Marked Magazine

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The ZB30 and ZB-30J were the later versions of the famous Czechoslovakian machine gun, the ZB-26. However, the ZB30 had some design differences, making it similar to the later ZGB-33, which was an early prototype of the Bren gun. Like the ZB-26, the Wehrmacht adopted the ZB 30 after the occupation of Czechoslovakia, renaming it the MG30(t); it was used in the same role as the MG34, as a light machine gun. In the opening phases of World War II, the ZB-30 in 7.92 mm Mauser caliber was used in large numbers by elements of the German Waffen SS, who did not initially have full access to standard Wehrmacht supply channels. Considered by many to be the best LMG of WW2. Manufactured in Pre-War Czechoslovakia this was one of the finest Light Machine Guns ever produced.

This is an original WWII era Czech ZB26/30 Display Machine Gun, fitted with an original demilled and re-welded finned barrel assembly. The display LMG is constructed using BATF approved totally inert non-firing dummy receiver, which has had a 2 inch section replaced with solid steel bar stock. The magazine is an original GERMAN issued example, which bears the Waffenamt WaA63 inspection code, which is actually associated with Mauserwerk of Obendorf during the 1935-1939 period, correct for the time period when Germany invaded and occupied Czechoslovakia. We do not know if this means that Mauser started producing these, or that they were sent there for inspection and fitting.

The ZB30 was widely used by the Germans in WWII and is perfect for any WW2 Collection. Beautiful condition parts and comes, as photographed with adjustable bipod and cup buttplate with shoulder rest of the very early war years. Originally made like a sewing machine, using top quality prewar craftsmanship. Magazine will be deactivated where prohibited.

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