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Lot 1517: 1942 Dated World War II 'fsu' Code Field Mount for a MG42 Machin

Auction Date: September 8, 2018

1942 Dated World War II "fsu" Code Field Mount for a MG42 Machine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,600

1942 Dated World War II "fsu" Code Field Mount for a MG42 Machine Gun

Manufacturer: None
Model: None
Type: Other
Gauge: N/A
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Finish: green paint
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Item Interest: Average
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Catalog Page: 265
Class: Other
Description:

Designed to be carried on the back of an assistant gunner, the field mount for the MG42 machine gun could be rapidly unfolded to serve as an adjustable tripod or as the base for an anti-aircraft pintle mount (not included). Marked "1942/fsu 3183" flanked by partially legible Waffenamt stamps on top, with a green paint finish overall, a pair of brown leather shoulder straps and a pair of leather pads on the front leg, as well as a small metal tool compartment on the left side. The side of the traverse and elevation mechanism is stamped "axx/1942/7906".

Rating Definition:

Fine as arsenal repainted. 70% green painted finish remains with areas of chipping and rough handling marks revealing the red and tan undercoats, oxidation, and some visible roughness under the green paint. The leather is about good with scuffs and staining and tight stitching.



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