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Old 12-30-2018, 02:39 PM   #1
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Hi guys, also posted this one in the firearms section, but this can also be called equipment......

Need advice, what do you think of this Lafette 34 (rebuild to hold the mg42) ?

What do you think, original, post war ? , i know the pads are renewed....

Estimated value?





















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Old 12-30-2018, 04:13 PM   #2
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Hi guys, also posted this one in the firearms section, but this can also be called equipment......

Need advice, what do you think of this Lafette 34 (rebuild to hold the mg42) ?

What do you think, original, post war ? , i know the pads are renewed....

Estimated value?
Tom
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I do not think there is any doubt of it not being WW2. Are there any markings on the spring clips of the carrying straps?


Value I am not sure of as I bought mine over ten years ago for about £500.00. Original straps are rare and very similar to post-war.
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Old 12-30-2018, 05:59 PM   #3
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Tom,

Check this site out. Very interesting.

http://www.bergflak.com

Sold mine off for €1200 and that was a bargain. They go around €2000 or more.

Yours has still its original and early color. If I'm not mistaking they were painted in yellow from early 1943.

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Old 12-30-2018, 06:24 PM   #4
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Looks like a post war Austrian Bundesheer converted example to me. The bolt box is certainly the post war type. If you see the Bergflak link below, you can see the page which covers this particular part.

I cannot recall seeing a lafette with the rear buffer mount with welds on the top like this example, do you have more pics of this area?

Overall, with it being a post war refurb/modified version the correct price is probably around 1500.
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:51 PM   #5
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Looks like a post war Austrian Bundesheer converted example to me. The bolt box is certainly the post war type. If you see the Bergflak link below, you can see the page which covers this particular part.

I cannot recall seeing a lafette with the rear buffer mount with welds on the top like this example, do you have more pics of this area?

Overall, with it being a post war refurb/modified version the correct price is probably around 1500.
The bolt box was added later, same as the leather pads.
(I did by myself - i‘m the seller. Both is mentioned in the item description and tom is aware about these infos.)
On the bergflak homepage you can find 2 pictures of this particular lafette.
http://bergflak.com/lafette/evo34_42.html
Just check the serial number 8248d.
As he writes - its a MG34 lafette converted to MG42.
Therefor the front mount and the trigger group is modified - nothing else.
The rear mount is still the original piece with the two notches on the inside for the MG34 Grip and with the fsu and WaA stamp on it.
The front weapon mount with the recoil spring support are handcrafted and welded in, but thats the only thing „unusual“ on this lafette and its part of the MG42 conversion.
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I do not think there is any doubt of it not being WW2. Are there any markings on the spring clips of the carrying straps?


Value I am not sure of as I bought mine over ten years ago for about £500.00. Original straps are rare and very similar to post-war.
The spring clips are stamped and/or have numbers on them.
The straps are WaA stamped.
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Old 01-01-2019, 06:22 AM   #7
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Yep, seller has been totally honest with me about the flaws....

Here some aditional pictures of the straps... they look fine to me...







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Old 01-01-2019, 06:36 AM   #8
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Yep, I agree with what said above. The straps are really nice and in very good condition.

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Tom is going to buy another lafette, so if somebody here is interested in this one
just let me know.
Price is 2999€ and i can ship worldwide.
Item location is germany.
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