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Old 06-12-2019, 01:43 PM   #1
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Found this image on the web admittedly another forum posted way back in 2009 I think.

Never seen one before, anyone have any knowledge on this exotic beast at all.

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I have called it a stack carrier as I have no clue as to provenance or possible correct designation. Interesting none the less.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:14 PM   #2
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Hello Tim,

Strange item indeed. The look and colour of the drums (blackish) make me think they might be repainted. If I had to guess...I would point towards French post war reissue but, without any other info, I don't know what to think. Doesn't look too practical for field use.

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Old 06-13-2019, 12:36 PM   #3
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Hello Tim,

Strange item indeed. The look and colour of the drums (blackish) make me think they might be repainted. If I had to guess...I would point towards French post war reissue but, without any other info, I don't know what to think. Doesn't look too practical for field use.

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Hi Carles,

Agreed it is odd, I actually thought it looked like a modified cake stand when first seen.

Not trying to be obscure or anything but I was interested in folks interpretation before I mentioned the location, just so you don't think I am trying to catch anyone out.
The item was actually posted up in Russia. The drums are just drums so I was not overly interested in those but the carrier itself.
What made me question it, is the use of the oval handles, common on other ammunition carriers in use MG13 Double drums, PT34 Trager, DT15. Use of stitched leather coverings etc. And of course the over engineered aspect.
Just a shame no other pics found without the drums on it or hands on for a good look.

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Old 06-14-2019, 02:12 PM   #4
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Yes, the source is the most important. I have not seen it before ( as many other things. Thanks for sharing! You are true collector so no reason to warry about "catch". If it is the Russian source I wonder whwt they still get there? PT 34? Still to reveal? Any other thing like this rack?

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Hi Carles,

Agreed it is odd, I actually thought it looked like a modified cake stand when first seen.

Not trying to be obscure or anything but I was interested in folks interpretation before I mentioned the location, just so you don't think I am trying to catch anyone out.
The item was actually posted up in Russia. The drums are just drums so I was not overly interested in those but the carrier itself.
What made me question it, is the use of the oval handles, common on other ammunition carriers in use MG13 Double drums, PT34 Trager, DT15. Use of stitched leather coverings etc. And of course the over engineered aspect.
Just a shame no other pics found without the drums on it or hands on for a good look.

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Old 06-15-2019, 11:17 AM   #5
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PZO,

I would expect that their is quite a lot of very interesting things to find in Russia still to this day.

The drum carrier is odd and interesting......but I have to accept that I found the "picture" on a Russian forum. The guy could quite easily have done as I did............found the picture elsewhere and posted it.

Interesting but much more evidence required.

I have read much on the question of the twin carrier for the MG42 for instance as an example.
Some say yes they are wartime, some say no they are all Jugo made with wooden lids.
I found a video of the guys in Russia digging at a battlefield site..........and yes they dug one up out of the pit. So I firmly believe the Germans started that game during the war, possibly only locally. The Jugo ones are a copy of a good idea modification.
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Tim,
Modified twin barrel carrier for MG42 is very interesting issue. I would love to see some pictoral evidence from excavation site. If there were war time MG34 Lafettes altered to accept MG42 so why not twin barrel carriers, which are usually connected with Lafette. A lot of history is still to reveal... By the way do You know the story of U-boot sunk in Churchill river in Canada

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PZO,

I would expect that their is quite a lot of very interesting things to find in Russia still to this day.

The drum carrier is odd and interesting......but I have to accept that I found the "picture" on a Russian forum. The guy could quite easily have done as I did............found the picture elsewhere and posted it.

Interesting but much more evidence required.

I have read much on the question of the twin carrier for the MG42 for instance as an example.
Some say yes they are wartime, some say no they are all Jugo made with wooden lids.
I found a video of the guys in Russia digging at a battlefield site..........and yes they dug one up out of the pit. So I firmly believe the Germans started that game during the war, possibly only locally. The Jugo ones are a copy of a good idea modification.
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