anyone fancy a 'new' FG42?

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by maguire, Apr 30, 2012.

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  1. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

  2. fu2

    fu2 LE

    very nice, but would`nt a higher capacity mag sticking out the side affect the handling ?
  3. One again something barstardised to suit the 'mercan market. NOT EVERTHING HAS TO BE AR-COMPATIBLE!

    For those with the means, one can go here for the better version (even available in straight-pull):
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  4. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    We had a an FG42 in our confiscated weapons ISO in BLMF. IIRC it was not nearly as sexy close up as it looks from a distance. More the feel of a knackered Asian AK47.

    The modern reimagining looks quite smart.
  5. Had a go with their MP-44 which was really rather smooth to shoot. When it arrived the guy had no end of trouble with it and had to send it back. It then worked great once he'd done some file work on the mag to stop it falling out.

    But it did look the dog tiddlies, looked truely like the real thing and not a crap copy.

    Think this is the same company.


    EDIT: Oh no it isn't...that new thing looks pump.
  6. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Any chance of phots- IT nazis are banning access to the sites because they're in the catagory "weapons."
  7. Any reason it has a dildo on the front? Or is that the 'fancy muzzle brake'?

    I think it looks decent, you wouldn't know the original design is 60 odd years old.


  8. +1
  9. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Thanks. it lacks the elegance and simplicity of the original.
  10. [​IMG]

    Elegance agreed, simplicity not so much imo.

    As for 'allyness':

    8) 8)
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  11. That is allyness.
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  12. Not only AR compatible, but AK compatible too - cos the ammo is cheaper.

    We had a local Ford dealer giving away an AK with every pickup sold one weekend last year. He shifted 35, apparently.
  13. TBH, that "tactical" one is an awful lot of oompf in a very small & light package, afforded by the position of the magazine.
  14. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    I suppose it's context - the FG42 was designed by a bunch of blokes being advised by blokes with combat experience to make a weapon that would work on the battlefield. The modern version's been designed by some blokes being advised by a wide boy from marketing who can see that people will buy anything if it looks cool.

    Did that chap's chute fail to open and he's speared into the ground up to his knees? If so, he looks pretty cheerful - definitely ally.
  15. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Only if the floor fell out of the glider.
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