October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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Absolutely fabulous German FG 42 machine gun Type G (2nd Model with 90 degree hand grip). This shoulder fired select-fire machine gun utilizes the full power 8mm Mauser cartridge and includes one original 20 round magazine marked only with a “4” below the front attachment tab. Also included is an original Nazi ZF4 scope marked “ddx” (Voigtlander & Sohn) with unmarked reproduction mount and rings. In addition to the original spike type bayonet, a second spike bayonet is also included, as well as a sling hook and a Val Forgett 1973 published technical manual for the FG42. Production of the earliest FG-42’s occurred in 1942 with the final prototype, the early Type C Model being presented to Hitler by Hermann Goring as a Christmas present. Subsequently, Hitler decreed that the Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 should be issued to the paratroopers. Specifications demanded a light, but robust automatic weapon, capable of reliable, accurate, long-range fire. There was an evolution of models culminating in this G Model offered here. These guns are exceedingly comfortable to shoot, with the muzzle break doing its job well. Heinrich Krieghoff of Suhl with code (fzs) made most of the FG-42 type weapons which totaled, including all models, fewer than 7,500 units. Few were brought back to the U.S. during and after WW2, and even fewer made it into the National Firearms Act registry as transferable to individuals. This particular specimen was at one time deactivated by cutting the rear end of the receiver in two at a spot which is underneath the wooden buttstock. The two pieces were subsequently very professionally welded back together and re-manufactured as a full transferable machine gun. The welding work is superior and one can only discern some slight discoloration to the metal where it occurred. Even this slight blemish is totally concealed when the buttstock is in place and does not affect the serviceability in any way. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine to near excellent with well over 95% original finish with some loss of finish to at the high edges. Lightweight receiver exhibits its original gray anodized factory finish with this same finish on the metal of the hand grip assembly where the black enamel finish has been lost. Trigger is a pleasing brown with some thinning of finish due to use. Bakelight hand grip is exceptionally fine and of the most attractive rich brown color. Bipod retains about 98% of its original black enamel finish. Barrel, rear sight post, and muzzle break retention latch retain nearly all of their lustrous deep blue finish. Spike bayonet extremely fine. Underneath buttstock assembly, between 5” – 6” forward of buffer there is a darker area of finish where this gun was expertly reconstituted as noted above. It is discernible that this is where the work was done due to the difference in the color of the finish but otherwise the workmanship is of the highest order. Laminated wood buttstock is extremely fine and has some small dings and handling marks with a 1” long gouge on right side and a small chip out of the toe. Not really noticeable at first look. Wood hand guard is near excellent with only the slightest handling marks and a tiny ding on the left side. Magazine is extremely fine. Scope also extremely fine with clear optics. Bore is near excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt is also near excellent. Mechanics are crisp. This is a select-fire machine gun. THIS IS A NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT ITEM AND REQUIRES BATF APPROVAL PRIOR TO TRANSFER. THIS ITEM IS FULLY TRANSFERABLE ON AN ATF FORM 3 OR 4 AS FULLY TRANSFERABLE. Est $150,000 to $200,000 – JWK 18-48

Name
Value
Accessories
Detachable scope and magazine
Barrel Length
20"
Caliber/Bore
7.92×57mm Mauser
FFL Status
NFA
Manufacturer
Germany
Model
FG42
Paperwork
Yes
Sear Serial Number
Serial Number
03930-SS
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $75,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $159,900.00
Estimate: $150,000 - $175,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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