9/12/17 - This is a very cool consignment rifle - an original WW2-era MG42 parts kit with an original lafette! This one is as original as allowed by law. The MG 42 (Maschinengewehr 42, or "machine gun 42") is a 7.92×57mm Mauser general purpose machine gun designed in Nazi Germany and used extensively by the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS during the second half of World War II. It was intended to replace the earlier MG 34, which was more expensive and took much longer to produce, but in the event, both weapons were produced until the end of the war. This listing features two barrels - one is the original chrome-lined barrel and a second, demilled barrel. The bolt and grip for the MG42 are made by BRP guns in the United States, but all other parts are German WW2, made my Mauser. The waffenamts are all correct, but the rifle has a Cerakote finish to the receiver. Original bipod and lafette. Also comes with an original rifle strap. Demilled barrel has a dirty bore with strong rifling, but the chrome-lined barrel in the rifle is in excellent condition and has not been demilled.