Harvington Posted January 23, 2022 Report Share Posted January 23, 2022 I've been looking to add an MG34 (deactivated) to my collection for some time, and have come across a number of examples. I always fail to find a "fully matching numbers" gun; they seem super rare here in Europe, which is perhaps not unexpected - it would presumably be unusual to find a wartime gun in which no parts have broken and needed replacement during its active service life. I've now come across the MG34 that is shown in the attached pictures, which seems to be >95% matching (the bolt and front sight are mismatched; the buttstock collar looks to be period force matched; the rest is matching, although many of the small parts are engraved rather than stamped). The buttstock is not numbered. I was wondering what the collective view was on this gun? About as good as it'll find, or do I keep hunting? A few other positives are that it is sympathetically deactivated (the main parts move, rather than everything being welded shut) and that it's an early Mauser gun (waA26, S/243), which I understand is a little more sought after than the later DOT manufactured guns. It also seems that all parts are WaA26 marked, even the replacements, so it's fully Mauser. All thoughts / advice gratefully received. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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