To continue our work into the future, we want to expand the collection to include the Vickers’ adversaries and comparators as it helps us understand so much more about the gun and how it was used.
This Project is part of that ‘expansion’ and it adds the Vickers’ main ‘competitor’ of the Second World War – the German MG42. This example is a post-War production from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1945-1992) called the Zastava M53. It is chambered in the same original calibre of 7.92mm and is a nearly exact copy of the MG42 with only certain changes such as the omission of the anti-aircraft sight bracket.
It comes along with a trial mounting to replicate the ‘heavy’ role as well an anti-aircraft tripod, belt filling machine, spare parts and several belt boxes and belts.
(We know the MG42 wasn’t made at Spandau but it was a name given to it during the Second World War and it’s nice and snappy so works for… marketing – forgive us!)
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