MG34 and MG 42 barrel

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Suppi
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MG34 and MG 42 barrel

Post by Suppi » 11 May 2002 08:56

Hello,

I was wondering if there is any difference between the barrel of a MG34 and a MG42. I think they both have a 7.92mm barrel. Is this correct?
And how can I see which one belongs to the right gun? Are there any markings which tell that?

Thank you in advance

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Post by Ville Kosonen » 11 May 2002 10:51

The difference is on the other end of the barrel where bolt locks to it. Mg-42 has a square end where as mg-34 has round end. Hard to explain in English :oops: as it´s not my native language, I´ll try to find some image on the net. Also if I remember correctly 42 has shorter barrel.

Ville

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Post by Ville Kosonen » 11 May 2002 11:06


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Post by Suppi » 11 May 2002 11:18

Thank you Ville!

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