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Old 08-25-2019, 09:47 AM   #1
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Hey guys...these showed up today on eBay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264441100617

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264441111744

Seller insists 100% all original German...but I already see Yugo parts on these.

Thoughts?
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:16 AM   #2
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I assume the 42 is ok (besides the fact that it was repainted)
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:18 AM   #3
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Bolt Box is Yugo...
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:22 AM   #4
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You must have x-ray eyes, because from the outside i can only see the double rivets for mg42 bolts.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:24 AM   #5
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isn't the latch, with the screw knob post-war?
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:24 AM   #6
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Pfff. No.
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:55 PM   #7
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Hi,

As Sturmtiger has said, screw close latch is actually the first closure type, used on both 34 and 42 bolt boxes.

Hinge latch came later on and as I recall predominantly on the 42 bolt box.

I agree the Yugo,s did make parts for the laffettes but they also re-processed a hell of a lot of German parts. I've seen Yugo green ones that are reasonably cheap that had 90% German marked components others that were 50-50. The main problem was of course you can end up with a multi manufacturer type of scenario as the Yugo's just piled every thing up and used parts as needed. Drilling 4 holes on the end a riveting a new ID plate on was a bummer but did they care?

Mate of mine did a budget job, bought a 90% er and bought a couple of extra bits to make it a complete German unit although refinished and not original paint job.

The tripods are getting Very pricy once again so for that kind of value I would want to see it in the flesh and crawl all over it.

Not so bad for us in UK distance wise, but I can understand the difficulties with that in the states as you are somewhat larger ins scale
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:06 PM   #8
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I forgot to add that I can only say my not so responsible impression about the 42 lafette... 34 and accessories are blind spots for me. I wouldnt even notice if it was made of polystyrene.
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:15 PM   #9
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I forgot to add that I can only say my not so responsible impression about the 42 lafette... 34 and accessories are blind spots for me. I wouldnt even notice if it was made of polystyrene.
I would not sell yourself short Sturmtiger,

From your posts that I have seen they are all sensible questions and the items you show are good.

I am the opposite......I have collected MG34 for a good while but avoided the 42 in the main.

I AM ABSOLUTLY SURE YOU WOULD TELL IF IT WERE POLYSTYRENE

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Old 08-25-2019, 03:24 PM   #10
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May be you see her - http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...=927924&page=3

eBay seller parrotjabber is listing many fake MG parts!!
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:29 PM   #11
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It is not the same. Take a look on the strap-slings (in the linked thread they are yugo styled, wider ones. The one which started the thread seems to be original (in style at least). Also, on which you linked, it is visible that the backside gun mount was cut from yugo to german shape.
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:32 PM   #12
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I am not parrotjabbet btw and I am also not blind. I see his, lets say, business model as well on ebay....
Just talking about the exact lafette I cant say why that would be a fake
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