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Whats this Artie?  Have you taken to shooting skeet with MG42's?

Are these MG42's?  After the war everyman and his dog knocked out their own versions of this thing.  I think the Bundeswehr still use 'em. The bonkers rate of fire - with a full size round - is irresistible.

When I was a very young marine we were taught the way to deal with 'em - if you couldn't use a mortar - was to get in as close as possible,  hope the guy with the MG would loose his head and squeeze off a long burst too many and then rush them while they were doing a barrel change.  

We were told we had a seven second window:startle:.

Many years later I read somewhere that the bloody Waffen SS could in fact do it in four seconds!!! 

 

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Hey Arthur .. these were at the Star Wars ride in Disneyland   .. a couple of racks of these were in plain view .. I was surprised at how normal they looked in a futuristic setting .. 

 

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Thats 'cause these are what they built the movie guns out of. We're all already programmed to accept the shape (leastwise that's my take on it). I do believe these are modified "34s.

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