New members must contact admin@mg42.us to have their account activated. Please include your username.

salt

Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Tripods, ammo cans, gunners kit, etc.
USNmars
Obergefreiter
Obergefreiter
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:05 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby USNmars » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:40 pm

I went to a local gunshow today and picked up a pair of German drums in an original carrier. The guy had a ton of them and didn't know what they were for. He said he bought them at an estate sale. The drums are a chipping blackish green with what appears to be a tan primer. Both drums are German marked as well as the carrier. One drum the door for the belt is painted shut and hasn't been moved since the paint was put on. Inside there was the most perfect CVO marked starter tabs and belts. They look like they were made yesterday. Is it possible since the painted shut drum that they weren't issued? I got the set with the carrier for 150, and he had a bunch more. I got his business card, should I go back for the others?

USNmars
Obergefreiter
Obergefreiter
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:05 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby USNmars » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:24 pm

Image
Image
Image
Image
Painted Shut, not opened since paint....
Image
Image

USNmars
Obergefreiter
Obergefreiter
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:05 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby USNmars » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:38 pm

does anybody know how to edit a post? I put my pics in but they are too huge and would like to figure out how to edit so i can make them smaller.

User avatar
Sd.kfz.173
Stabshauptmann
Stabshauptmann
Posts: 185
Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:08 pm
Location: Roundup Montana
Contact:

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby Sd.kfz.173 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:16 pm

$150.00!?!?!?!?! :shock: :shock: :shock: Get all he has!!! I'll take one for that amount if you do!!! :cross: :cross: :cross:

Bill :read:

User avatar
DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Field Marshal
Field Marshal
Posts: 2382
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:24 am
Anti-spam: Mg42
Location: Minnesota

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby DARIVS ARCHITECTVS » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:42 am

Those are FAR from unissued, but still a good deal at $150 a set.
DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Knight's Armoury

User avatar
oakrodent
Oberst
Oberst
Posts: 563
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:16 am
Location: PA

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby oakrodent » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:31 am

Sd.kfz.173 wrote:$150.00!?!?!?!?! :shock: :shock: :shock: Get all he has!!! I'll take one for that amount if you do!!! :cross: :cross: :cross:

Bill :read:



I would most definitely take one also at that price ! !
Spell check is down and I'm too lazy to get the dictionary

USNmars
Obergefreiter
Obergefreiter
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:05 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby USNmars » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:43 am

The reason I thought maybe unissued was the door is painted shut with what appears to be the original german paint. It hasn't been moved since the paint was put on it. I know that it is chipping and otherwise ugly, but I thought because of the paint, they may have gone through the war not being used.

Matt
Major
Major
Posts: 371
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:39 pm
Location: USA

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby Matt » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:17 am

Those are from the Portugal lot about 15 - 20 years ago. Hundreds of those sets were imported. 150 is a good buy.

Heritage0343
Hauptgefreiter
Hauptgefreiter
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:15 am
Anti-spam: Mg42

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby Heritage0343 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:08 pm

Ditto on wanting the drums for that price if ya can! Hard to find them together with the carrier.

scott

42rocker
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 2952
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:03 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42
Location: Florida

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby 42rocker » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:43 am

Good Luck with the deal. Their are a lot of us that would have an interest in this deal.

Later 42rocker

USNmars
Obergefreiter
Obergefreiter
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:05 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby USNmars » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:29 pm

I just sent the seller an email seeing how many more he has and when I can pick them up. Keep our fingers crossed fellas, it sounds like he had a ton of them...

Heritage0343
Hauptgefreiter
Hauptgefreiter
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:15 am
Anti-spam: Mg42

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby Heritage0343 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:20 pm

Mine are crossed for sure! :cross:

User avatar
Sd.kfz.173
Stabshauptmann
Stabshauptmann
Posts: 185
Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:08 pm
Location: Roundup Montana
Contact:

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby Sd.kfz.173 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:20 am

ME TOO !!! :cross: :cross: :cross: :cross: :cross: :cross: :cross: :cross: :cross: :cross: :cross: :cross: :cross: :cross:


Bill :read:

User avatar
Taurus454
Feldwebel
Feldwebel
Posts: 57
Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:15 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42
Location: USA

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby Taurus454 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:31 pm

Could someone send me the guys e-mail?

Thanks in advance!

scoutfal
Hauptgefreiter
Hauptgefreiter
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:53 pm

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby scoutfal » Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:47 am

I'd be in for a set. For $150 for sure. See if he will take a little less if you buy them all....

USNmars
Obergefreiter
Obergefreiter
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:05 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

Re: Think I scored again.... Unissued drums in carrier

Postby USNmars » Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:19 pm

I finally got a reply from the seller, all he said was he was on vacation in Florida until the middle of January and he would email me when he gets back. I am hoping to do a kind of group buy on the drums if he drops the price a little more. He did say he had an original tripod with scope at the gunshow. I am going to try my hardest to get that set for a reasonable price. He said it was all original and full of waffens so wish me luck.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “MG42 Accessories”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron