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grip panel colors

Post by TOM R » Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:35 pm

just curious any one know the correct grip panel and buttstock colors to use? :D


mg42 buttstock; wood, black Bakelite, all ww2 grips I have got black panels, although there is also red,and brown

m53 same as above

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mg74 buttstock and grips green plastic

mg3 buttstock and grips green plastic
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Post by Daskraut » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:47 pm

MG3 and MG74 GREEN PLASTIC on the butts, grips........?

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Post by Karbinator » Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:25 pm

did the early 42's have wood grips?

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Post by boss429 » Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:22 pm

What's the availability of the green furnature?

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Post by TOM R » Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:25 pm

think green is hard to find as it is current issue
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Post by Daskraut » Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:11 pm

a shot of a MG74, note green grips.
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notice the AA site location is different from a MG3.

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Post by Reichpapers » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:23 am

Original GErman MG42 grips will be black or redish brown or brown bakelite. I have seen all three maker marked. POst war also used the reddish brown.
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Post by Ralf Rude » Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:02 pm

Daskraut wrote:a shot of an MG3 or possibly an MG74, note green grips.Image
The soldier in the background wears an Austrian uniform. So I think it's a MG74. I've never seen green furniture on any MG3 I've seen or used.
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Re: grip panel colors

Post by TactAdv » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:19 am

MG74 are the ONLY guns with "green" furniture as originally manufactured. Steyr was one of the original co-operative builders in the post-war MG42/59 program, and supplied many parts for all other users. After 1973, Austria stopped buying MG42/59's and adopted their own slightly modified version, the MG74. Due to continuing commitments with the other original users of the MG42/59 program, Steyr still supplied as spare parts certain items, among them plastic furniture sections. The green butt stocks were supplied to many, almost no green grip panels were supplied. Finding a German/Italian/Iranian, etc. MG42/59(MG3) with a replacement green buttstock is not hard.

Here are some photos of my factory original Steyr MG74 machine gun, showing the very light green coloring of the stock and grip panels.

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