Adopted by the Soviets in 1928, the Degtyaryov was a mainstay light machine gun of the Red Army well into World War II, in addition to being captured and re-fielded in large quantities by the Finns during the Winter and Continuation Wars, given to the Chinese who used them against the Japanese and later in Korea and seen in action as late as 2011 during the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi. Hooded post front sight and tangent rear sights with a 1937 date on top of the receiver, a folding bipod clamped to the heat shield and the signature flat drum magazine with cyrillic markings and a Finnish "SA" stamp. The smooth pistol grip buttstock is fitted with a swelled "dog's leg" extension on the underside, with a naked butt and an oiler built into the comb. Included with the lot are five extra magazines, two magazine cases (1 canvas, 1 metal) and an assortment of spare parts, including two buttstock/trigger group assemblies, a blowtorched partial receiver and a number of internal components.
Fine with about half of the arsenal refurbished parkerized finish showing areas of mixed patina and mild spotting and handling marks. The stock is showing some heavy wear and tear. Mechanically excellent. NOTE: This is a fully automatic firearm, registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives as a Class III Weapon and it is the sole obligation of the bidder to understand and comply with all laws and restrictions which apply in their place of residence.
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