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Old 08-17-2019, 06:31 AM   #1
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Default Auszieherauswechsler for MG42

Hi everybody!

I would like to start a discussion regarding this quite simple (at least with German standards) tool. The extractor tool was made by the yugos as well - and I could only spot 1 difference (if it is valid at all) between the original and the post-war made. I would really appreciate the opinion of more experienced collectors. First of all, let me show my exact one. I assume it is original (however there is no marking in it at all). Can you please confirm this as well?
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:41 AM   #2
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And here would be my theory: Original WW2 German mades have a significantly wider bulge on the side, not like yugos (which have almost a tiny little narrow stripe on the same place). Is that a valid point? I am confused a bit because of the several fakes all around the Internet with more or less correct markings in it (from WaA to COF, etc...) Which also makes me confused is the MG Bible by Mr. Myrvang, as he also shows a narrow-bulged example...
Is this just a factory related difference? Or am I on a wrong track? Thank you for your answers in advance!
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:35 AM   #3
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Here is mine which also has the wider bulge (rather than the sharp step). It is maker coded "duv"
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:57 AM   #4
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Thank you, Patty D. for your response. Seems like so far my theory works. I am curious if it is valid for each every tools, or is there an exception (?). Maybe later we will get more feedbacks ;-)
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Old 08-19-2019, 02:35 PM   #5
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No problem! Yes, it would be very interesting to see if there really is a pattern and whether this may be a defining feature of the German produced examples..
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Old 10-05-2019, 06:58 AM   #6
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I did a short resrearch on the Internet, and so far my theory works.
Here are a few fakes (sold and advertised as originals). Note the sharp narrow stripe on the side
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Old 10-05-2019, 06:59 AM   #7
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So far I could find only 2 originals, also from the internet:
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:01 PM   #8
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Here is mine. I have no doubts in its originality.
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Old 10-05-2019, 04:45 PM   #9
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Hello Pzo! Very nice original tool, no question about it. The discussed part is the same looking as for the other origials. Is it unmarked? (My one is unmarked btw)
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Old 10-06-2019, 01:01 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Hello Pzo! Very nice original tool, no question about it. The discussed part is the same looking as for the other origials. Is it unmarked? (My one is unmarked btw)
Yes, it looks unmarked. I could not find anything.
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:01 AM   #11
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Another ridiculous fake, getting more and more expensive... The seller even showed the BK yugo marking but the bidders still doesnt care.
Adding it to the knowledge database.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/werkzeug-mG-...4AAOSw7D5dr1pq
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