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Wehrmachts SG42 and M59 Sudanese

Postby tobi1418 on 05 Apr 2009 18:53

Here the famous SG42 of the German Wehrmacht, manufacturer "cof". Griptool is missing. Does anybody know, if there were other manufacturers of the knive and the griptool??
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Re: Wehrmachts SG42 and M59 Sudanese

Postby tobi1418 on 05 Apr 2009 18:55

Here the direct "son" of the SG42, the M1959 Sudanese by Interarmco. Made for the foreign legion or the belgish army, I've heard. Is that information true or just fantasy??
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Re: Wehrmachts SG42 and M59 Sudanese

Postby tobi1418 on 05 Apr 2009 18:59

At last both together, notice the bigger size of the 59 in all measures and the other differences. Blade is Bowie-style by SG42 and Dagger-style by M59. I've heard about rebuilded SG42 made from M59, does anybody know about it?
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Re: Wehrmachts SG42 and M59 Sudanese

Postby Richie B on 05 Apr 2009 19:17

tobi

There are certainly fake (or should I say reproduction ?) SG42s around. The repros only became fakes when someone fraudulently mis-represents them as original.

I think they are made from scratch rather than being converted from the Interarmco model.

If you look at the two, I think there are too many differences to make it worth bothering with such a conversion.

Blade format.
Overall dimensions.
Difference in the grip attachment method - rivets on the original v screws on the Interarmco.
Differences in grip design.
Differences in the tool unit.

Just my thoughts - after all I'm not a faker !

Regards

Richie

BTW - nice to have an original SG42 in the collection - I'm jealous.
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Re: Wehrmachts SG42 and M59 Sudanese

Postby tobi1418 on 05 Apr 2009 19:25

Ritchie, thanks for your quick reply. I've heard about some guy from Tschechoslowakia, who should be faken them. I don't know, if it's true. These both from collection are real.
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Re: Wehrmachts SG42 and M59 Sudanese

Postby Richie B on 05 Apr 2009 20:04

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Re: Wehrmachts SG42 and M59 Sudanese

Postby tobi1418 on 06 Apr 2009 19:59

Hi Richie, thank you for the interesting link. Fortunately mine is not from Ebays 8-)
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Re: Wehrmachts SG42 and M59 Sudanese

Postby Reibert-Austria on 07 Apr 2009 19:42

tobi1418 wrote:Here the direct "son" of the SG42, the M1959 Sudanese by Interarmco. Made for the foreign legion or the belgish army, I've heard. Is that information true or just fantasy??
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SG_59 (2).JPG


Hi !

I´ve never heard ´bout that before ...
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