Basic MG42 gunner equipment

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Basic MG42 gunner equipment

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Hello, I'd like to know what is the basic MG gunner (MG42) equipment for Schütze 1 of a Waffen-SS soldier during late war (44-45)
I'm planning to do an airsoft impression. I already have the P38. :)

Thanks in advance.

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gunners pouch, spare barrel cases, ammo boxes, belts with ammo,
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depends on which role your wanting to portray in an Mg team, there were up to 5-6 men per team, and each carried different items.
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Re: Basic MG42 gunner equipment

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Thanks. I mentioned Schütze 1, the guy with the MG itself. I'm currently planning to go with a tool pouch, a 8mm ammo belt and a P38. Seems like ordering a nice repro belt can be a problem and I don't know where to get one in Switzerland.

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By repro belt, do you mean the leather waist belt...or the linked MG ammo belt?

I make leather belts.
I used to supply MG belts too, but not sure about mailing these outside the EU.
(For inert 8mm ammo ask at your local gun club)

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9.SS-PzDiv
there are many militia in Deutschland, do I a goggle search.de they will also tell you if you can import into your country.
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saddler wrote:By repro belt, do you mean the leather waist belt...or the linked MG ammo belt?
I'm talking about the 8mm ammo belt, like zib sells them. They already told me that shipping to Switzerland is not possible (no reason, though), so I'm gonna order one to Germany and bring it to Switzerland by myself.

Currently it will be this sling, this pouch (damn, sold out) and the belt i'm talking about.


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Thanks, altough the pouch wasn't a problem. ;)

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if you are really stuck for the ammo belts I have many which I use for re enactment, cant guarantee a waffenampt stamp though, but I can send you a couple if this will help
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Re: Basic MG42 gunner equipment

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Thanks for the offer, but I got my belt from zib today. The only thing missing is the pouch.

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