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Origin and Date of Rear Receiver MG42 Dual Tone

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:15 pm
by sdd5317
This is the rear section of an MG42 parts Kit I have. Looking for any information on the date of manufacture, maker, etc. the mid section / rear sight area has “EHS” stamp, ratchet plates are marked “EHS” and the front shroud where the threads are is marked “EHS”
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Re: Origin and Date of Rear Receiver MG42 Dual Tone

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:24 pm
by Blanksguy
Late war (1944 manufacture) "Steyr" MG42 were the receiver has been refinished so many times that the "PJ" in the second photo (left-rear of receiver) and the Waffenamt "WaA623" (first photo top-of-receiver-rear you almost can't see the "3") have almost removed the WWII markings.

Regards, RichardS
US Army, RET
Blanksguy2001@outlook.com

Re: Origin and Date of Rear Receiver MG42 Dual Tone

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:54 pm
by Marloutre
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PJ= 1944