7th November 2013, 01:36 AM
German Lafette 42 For sale.
I have for sale my Lafette 42, MG42 machine gun tripod. I originally bought it back in the early 2000’s, having been used post-war by the Austrian Army.
It had remained in its post-war, Austrian green paint only until recently when I restored it to its former glory. While adhering to the remains of the original Red Oxide and Dunkelgrau, beneath the Austrian green, I additionally did a great deal of research and sought expert advice to make sure everything was painted (and, indeed, not painted) as per the factory specification.
Therefore, what I have here is a Lafette 42 that has been stripped and cleaned down to the last nut, bolt, pin and rivet. It was then sprayed with several coats of Red Oxide and several coats of Dunkelgrau which was matched to the remains of original paint. It was then greased, oiled and carefully reassembled.
Please see this link for the step by step restoration process and photos of the tripod in question:
• The price for this item is €2500 ($3380 approx) plus postage.
• It also came with a set of Austrian Army, leather carrying slings which are included in the sale.
• Does not include Mgz34 optical device or MG42.
• I will calculate postage for this item when I receive enquiries as there are too many variables e.g. destination.
• Payment to be made by bank transfer. Any bank transaction fees to be paid by the buyer.
• Any import duty and tax incurred is the buyer’s responsibility.
• Since this item is being advertised on multiple websites I reserve the right to filter interested parties be that for the asking price, a deal or above the asking price. Whatever the circumstances, if there is continuing interest from multiple parties, I will be open and honest with all as to what is on the table to allow for counter offers.
• If you require any more information or photos then don’t hesitate to contact me.
Last edited by Tommygunn; 26th June 2014 at 02:48 AM.
26th June 2014, 02:49 AM
Price reduction (and currency change).
Now: £1700.00 (approx $2888.00 / €2121.00) plus postage.
Last edited by Tommygunn; 26th June 2014 at 02:59 AM.
24th July 2014, 04:39 AM
Paypal accepted. Any Paypal fees to be paid by buyer.