Abandoned treasure, rescued and now ready for a new home. This German Military Surplus MG42 Ground Tripod was resting in a shabby old barn for who knows how long, just waiting to join your collection.
A legendary support weapon.
The MG42 (shortened from German: Maschinengewehr 42, or "Machine Rifle 42") entered German service in 1942.
The belt-fed 7.92mm MG42 was one of the most feared weapons on the battlefield due to it's ferocious rate of fire…it had the highest average rate of fire of any single-barreled light machine gun…between 1,200 and 1,500 rpm, resulting in a hellish muzzle report.