MG Lafette 34 - 42 differences

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MG Lafette 34 - 42 differences

Postby stegger » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:54 am

Maybe someone could explain what the specific differences between Lafette 34 and Lafette 42 ? Front ,,legs'' ? Range plate ? Fire control mechanism ? About differences of attachment I know :D
All Lafette 34 had adjustable front legs ? Or they had not at all ?
Sorry for maybe stupid question :oops: :mrgreen:
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Re: MG Lafette 34 - 42 differences

Postby 42rocker » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:57 am

Stupid Question...... I don 't think so........ I have the same one....

My thoughts.... A lot of mg42 Lafette tripods were made from mg34 Lafette tripods by changing out the trigger firing group and the front mount holder... See Myrvang's notes about how to tell tripods that were redone from those 42's back to 34's.. Main part to look for was the thickness of the support bracket for the sled shock unit in the front. And of course a lot of mg42 lafette tripods started that way and hopefully stayed that way (some are being redone incorrectly into 34's). Also the range plate, but they did still did not get all of the mg34 tripods range plates redone with the mg42 range plates during the war, according to Myrvang's book. So..

I hope that a lot of other folks that know more than I do about this add to this as I interested in finding out more about this also. I do have Myrvang's book, and it shows a lot of the different types.

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Re: MG Lafette 34 - 42 differences

Postby Bil » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:29 pm

And then we have the lafette for mountain troops,with foldable legs! Another thing to find out more of! :shock: :lol: ---bil BTW-no stupid questions,stupid answers furnished free! :D
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Re: MG Lafette 34 - 42 differences

Postby stegger » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:26 pm

Can't find and don't want to create a new topic . If I'm not wrong - someone once asked about battlefield pictures of MG (34 or 42) on Lafette with AA mount . Or said , that never had seen such a foto ... How about this ?
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Re: MG Lafette 34 - 42 differences

Postby 42rocker » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:28 am

Nice photo finds..

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