H002781 MG34 BUFFER UNIT.

BACKGROUND: Among other restrictions, the Treaty of Versailles banned Germany from developing any type of general purpose machine gun. To circumvent this, German development of an all purpose machine gun was secretly being done in Switzerland in the early 1930's. By 1934 designer Louis Stange of the Rheinmetall armaments factory had made improvements to the secret machine gun developed in Switzerland and the MG34 was introduced as an all purpose selective fire weapon. In spite of the relatively high production cost the MG34 was accepted by the Wehrmacht Ordnance department and deliveries of the MG34 began in 1936 and was in use until 1945.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: MG34 buffer unit. Roughly 13cm x 5.5cm tooled steel construction. Retains most of its original bluing. Nicely Waffen-amt marked.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $155.00

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