MG 34/MG 42 Accessories

Discussions on the small arms used by the Axis forces.
Armeiro
Member
Posts: 611
Joined: 11 Oct 2006 23:47
Location: ...

MG 34/MG 42 Accessories

Post by Armeiro » 25 Dec 2006 14:18

Does someone have images of the magazine holder (not feed cover),used on the MG 34?
Last edited by Armeiro on 29 Dec 2006 19:12, edited 2 times in total.

maschinengewehr42
Member
Posts: 34
Joined: 22 Jun 2006 14:14
Location: n/a

Post by maschinengewehr42 » 25 Dec 2006 15:03

Do you mean the double drum magazine carrier?

http://www.germanmilitaria.com/Heer/photos/H02054.html

Armeiro
Member
Posts: 611
Joined: 11 Oct 2006 23:47
Location: ...

Post by Armeiro » 25 Dec 2006 16:01

No,i mean the pice that was used to hold the the ammo magazine on the MG34,they used a FEED COVER for the ammo belt,or the type of ammo drum in your images,or they used a double ammo magazine by chaging the FEED COVER for a MAGAZINE HOLDER.

jbaum
Member
Posts: 386
Joined: 02 Oct 2006 04:38
Location: Ohio, USA

Post by jbaum » 25 Dec 2006 18:25

Here is a picture of the MG34 Drum Holder. There are two flaps (doors) where the drum mounts which hinge open (inward/downward) when the drum is installed. Below that is the Carrier for the DoppelTrommel



Image

Image


John@GermanManuals.com

http://www.GermanManuals.com

Armeiro
Member
Posts: 611
Joined: 11 Oct 2006 23:47
Location: ...

Post by Armeiro » 25 Dec 2006 18:40

Yes,that is the one,thank you.

Armeiro
Member
Posts: 611
Joined: 11 Oct 2006 23:47
Location: ...

Post by Armeiro » 25 Dec 2006 21:33

Does someone know wy is the MG34 tripod mount known has LAFETTE,does someone have images of the mg34 rear iron sight.

jbaum
Member
Posts: 386
Joined: 02 Oct 2006 04:38
Location: Ohio, USA

Post by jbaum » 25 Dec 2006 23:08

Lafette is German for Gun Carriage or Mount, The Dreibein (tripod) is the lighter and taller mount used for aircraft defense. The Lafette is identical for the MG 34 and MG 42 except for the attachment method for the gun itself.. Both are called by the same name.

Armeiro
Member
Posts: 611
Joined: 11 Oct 2006 23:47
Location: ...

Post by Armeiro » 27 Dec 2006 20:44

Did the MG42 hade a magazine holder?Winter parts,does someone know the type of winter parts used on the MG 34,i know thath she had a winter trigger but i have a image of a bipod with a round base(a ice plate),was it used just in winter or was it also with sand?
:idea: Lets make this a MG 34/MG 42 accessorie post.Image came from ebay.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

yabint
Member
Posts: 484
Joined: 17 Mar 2004 03:15
Location: New Zealand

Post by yabint » 10 Jan 2007 11:53

Armeiro wrote:does someone have images of the MG 34 rear iron sight.
http://www.gunpics.net/ironsights/mg34.html
This is the best I have, is there a particular angle you are after?

jbaum
Member
Posts: 386
Joined: 02 Oct 2006 04:38
Location: Ohio, USA

Post by jbaum » 12 Jan 2007 05:46

The MG 42 used belts only.... no provisions for drum feed were made. There was a small drum that clipped onto the side of the feed tray, but it had a belt inside. It was not a spring-loaded drum as on the MG 15 and MG 34.

harrison987
Member
Posts: 12
Joined: 21 Mar 2015 21:29
Location: USA

Re: MG 34/MG 42 Accessories

Post by harrison987 » 02 Feb 2019 02:43

That is not correct.
There are wartime pics of the MG 42 in use with the Doppeltrommels attached...

Return to “Small Arms”