My first German DEWAT MG was an Mkb42(H)! I got it in 1969 from the GI who had just registered it during the 1968 Amenesty. I paid a whole $75 for it. I kept it as DEWAT for several years. I looked into reactivating the gun but it was a very good weld and I was not equipped to do any machine tool work which it would have required to bring it back to life. I wanted a shooting gun so I found a dealer who would do an even up trade with me for a MP43 in shooting condition and pay the $200 transfer fee to get the MP43 to me. At the time it sounded like a good deal so I took it. The folly of youth.
A few years ago I tracked down the gun to a collector in Ohio and I sent him a copy of the written history of how the GI acquired the Mkb42(H). I figured he would like to have it to go with the gun.
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Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5