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    [QUOTE=pitfighter;57085]Consider this a second positive vote for Estes Adams quality work - he built some parts for me - the G-Type (second production model) FG42 bayonet is excellent quality.
    He does not put fake waffen stamps or factory codes on his work though - and the parts are chemical blued, so look absolutely brand new when you receive them.

    This is great for internal mechanism parts - but for the bayonet we had to do some work to make the patina match - so it was more pleasing to look at in the collection.

    There is a second source for exact spec reproduction FG42 parts - but they are not US made.
    (No part from the fantastic Texas SMG reproductions interchanges with an original.)

    It might also be added that very little (nothing) from the two most commonly encountered FG42's interchanges either.
    E-type (First production model)
    G-Type (Second Production Model)

    There is also an F-type (Intermediate model) that shares a lot with the G-type stamped receiver and wooden shoulder stock, but their magazines also will also not exchange.
    That means there at for sure three different M20-42 FG42 magazine out there, as well as a few original M10-42 10 round mags.
    So far, I have found three different styles of G-Type M20-42 magazine.
    Krieghoff marked, O marked, and Sjl 0 marked.
    This info is not listed in any reference book I have encountered.

    There is reportage from German Torture tests on 11 rifles in Death From Above - Collector Grades Series. Pages 125-129
    It makes good reading - they were shot to pieces.

    They were (*Edit. ...and are...) truly incredible weapons platforms.[/QUOTE
    Well the owner of these rifles are probably the other source on FG parts you are writing about Pit

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitfighter View Post
    Small stamped steel trigger guard on that early model E-type FG42 is quite rare indeed.

    Although there are photographs of the early type (D-type) in combat and field use, it is usually encounter the large looped (E-type) version that is encountered.

    Breathtaking collection, regardless.
    In Europe there are about 50/50 with small or looped trigger guard on FG42E

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